First sod turned to commence Hope Restart Centre
New rehabilitation services to break the cycle of addiction will soon be available in Gippsland, with the official sod turning of the Hope Restart Centre, near Bairnsdale.
The centre will provide services and support for patients and their families dealing with addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
The Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the commencement of works would be a huge relief for local volunteers who had worked tirelessly to see this project start.
“The volunteer committee have been unwavering in its determination to provide this much-needed service for all Gippslanders,” Mr Chester said.
“It is an unfortunate fact of life that drug and alcohol addiction affects many people in our communities and there is a lack of services to help people when they need it most.