Nationals Member for Euroa, Annabelle Cleeland, has stepped up the push for a Seymour Wellbeing Hub.
In a recent visit to Seymour, the Minister for Veterans Natalie Suleyman was updated on the urgent need for the Hub – something that is still in need of funding at both a State and Federal level.
“The Seymour Wellbeing Hub will be such a great benefit to the local community,” Ms Cleeland said.
“The Hub will give up to 10,000 people access to integrated health and mental health support, together with other vital community services including a Veterans Support Centre.
“I will continue to campaign for the Hub. Highlighting the importance of the facility and call for it to be funded as a priority.”
A Veterans’ Support Centre would provide specialised physical and mental health support for both retired from duty and active-duty Defence personnel, including suicide prevention programs to form a vital component of the project.
The Mitchell Shire Council has been calling on the State and the Federal Government to invest $23 million to ensure those who need it can access support and crucial services locally in Seymour.
The council has committed more than $3 million in land and project costs to make the Hub a reality.
“I have also written directly to the minister calling for her support for this project because our community wants to see real action, not just symbolic gestures,” Ms Cleeland said.