Friday, September 4th, 2009
THE City of Cockburn has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an integrated primary health care centre for the region, helping to meet a growing need for GPs.

The “super clinic” will be located on City-owned land near Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre with the Federal Government and State Government contributing toward the cost.

The Fremantle GP Network will work in partnership with the City of Cockburn to ensure a quality and effective service is delivered from the health care centre.

Intended to be a one-stop shop with an array of health facilities, the centre will have GPs, nurses, specialists and other health-care professionals working extended hours to meet the needs of the Cockburn community.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the City of Cockburn and it’s pleasing the Federal Government has recognised the need for GPs in a burgeoning area with an expanding population, close to various transport options,” Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said.

“We’re keen to work with the government and the Fremantle GP Network to provide a comprehensive and strategic approach to medical and health needs.

“Accessing appropriate and timely primary healthcare is an issue of paramount importance and it’s important that agencies, governments and health professionals work collaboratively to provide the best services possible for the community.

“It is anticipated the City of Cockburn will develop other facilities in conjunction with the super clinic, also relating to health.”

super clinic site.jpeg: Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett, Fremantle GP Network CEO Christa Riegler and Federal Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke at the site of the new super clinic on the corner of Wentworth Parade and Beeliar Drive, Success.

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City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 80,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9411 3551


Federal Government's new health super clinic a welcome addition for Cockburn in WA


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