The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our commitment to invest $2.5 million in a major redevelopment of the Midlands Multipurpose Centre at Oatlands.
In line with our commitment in the First 100 Days plan, consultation has commenced on the project and we will continue to work closely with the Southern Midlands Council and the local Community Advisory Committee, to ensure the redevelopment is designed to best support the needs of the local community.
The main building was opened in 1970 and is in need of a range of upgrades. This redevelopment will deliver significant improvements for patient care, including better layout, more privacy and increased space.
Health is a key priority for the Tasmanian Government and this redevelopment is part of our record $757 million health package that will roll out over six years.
We are continuing to build on the significant investment we have already made over the past four years in extra nurses, new services, more beds and better patient transport.
This upgrade will build on our initiatives in 2015, which delivered an additional two paramedics based permanently at the Oatlands Ambulance Station. A second ambulance vehicle was also supplied to support the service, and is staffed by dedicated local volunteers.
As promised, we are delivering the funding for the centre’s upgrade in the upcoming budget, with construction work to commence in 2019.