The Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, at right, is given a progress report.
The Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, at right, is given a progress report.

Target achieved: Maclean helipad set to take-off



THE Maclean Base Hospital Helipad will be operational in two months, thanks to a $38,500 government grant.

The funds, part of the Commonwealth's Regional Partnership program, will ensure the Maclean Rotary Club reaches the total cost of the construction of the new $70,000 pad.

Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said he commended the community groups who had rallied together.

"This Commonwealth grant adds value to the $35,000 which the local community has already raised and ensures the new emergency facility will be operational in the first half of the year," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"This new helipad will result in increased patient and pilot safety, time saving in emergency situations and less need for use of ambulance, SES and police service resources."



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