Development consent granted for regional cancer centre

15 November 2013

The Albury Wodonga Regional Integrated Cancer Centre has been granted formal development approval, allowing work on the $70M project to commence.

The Joint Regional Planning Panel (Southern) this week approved the Development Application, paving the way for builders Hansen Yuncken to move on-site and start work.

AlburyCity Mayor, Kevin Mack and Albury Wodonga Health Chairman, Ulf Ericson, say they are thrilled with the decision, which means the much anticipated facility can finally be built.

Cr Mack says the centre will provide a huge economic boost for the region, with hundreds of jobs created during and after construction and reinforces Albury Wodonga’s profile as one of Australia’s most progressive regional centres.

The three-level centre will be built on Borella Road, with a link to the Albury hospital. It will provide patients access to state-of-the-art cancer care close to home, where they will have the support of family and friends. It will bring together both private and public diagnostics and treatment services under the one roof, as well as a wellness centre, pharmacy, education centre and room for general consulting by allied health and other patient support providers.

The centre is due for completion in late 2015.