The commercial hub of Clarence River Valley will have its new GP super clinic next year as the company that will build and run the facility will proceed with the project no matter which party wins the August 21 elections.
Ochre Health Executive Director Dr. Hamish Meldrum made the assurance on Thursday disclosing that the company and the Federal Government had signed contracts to the $5.5 million project.
Meldrum's promise comes amid the Liberal/Nationals Coalition's plan to scrap the Federal Government's GP super clinic program if it wins the elections.
The proposed super clinic will be constructed at the corner of Clarence and Fitzroy streets. Construction works are scheduled to start this month. The target completion date is October 2011.
Ochre Health also promised to recruit up to nine GPs for the super clinic.