Wee Waa has welcomed the arrival and construction of two new homes for medical professionals.

The modern houses are located at 101 Alma Street, opposite the hospital, and it’s hoped they will help attract more health professionals to the Wee Waa district by offering convenient, clean, comfortable, and homely accommodation.

There is a two-bedroom and a three-bedroom house, both include two impressive bathrooms as well as a kitchen and living area.

The houses will also be furnished.

“We’re thrilled,” said Wee Waa Community Complex Incorporated chair Andrew Greste.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with the committee, and I also want to give the local contractors a wrap for being so cooperative and working hard to meet deadlines.”

Work is still underway, but it’s hoped the homes will be ready for residents by the middle of the year.

The new health housing site is a community-led initiative, made possible thanks to a $304,000 injection from the federal government, $150,000 contributed by the Narrabri Shire Council and $150,000 from the Wee Waa and District Aged Hostel committee and the Wee Waa Community Complex Incorporated group.

The Wee Waa Medical Professional Housing complex is one of 16 local projects awarded a grant under the third round of the federal government’s Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program.

The program supports communities impacted by water recovery under the MDB plan.

“I’m so pleased to see these houses coming together, to accommodate medical professionals who service Wee Waa and the surrounding district,” said Member for Parkes Mark Coulton.

“This is real, practical assistance that will help a community attract and retain medical professionals.

“Funded under the Coalition Government’s Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program, this project will not only help to secure more permanent doctors for the region, but will ultimately strengthen the local community.”

NSC mayor Ron Campbell also welcomed the arrival of accommodation to house medical professionals.

“Narrabri Shire Council, along with community groups and the federal government, have worked in close partnership to establish the Wee Waa Medical Professional Housing Complex.

“We look forward to seeing the difference this project will make for the community, in terms of supporting the overall health and wellbeing of residents and the long-term benefit of attracting more doctors to the area.”

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