RSL LifeCare has received $243,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Veteran Wellbeing Grants One-Off Program to enable the Planning Phase (Phase 1) of the purpose-built Bardia Barracks Veterans’ and Families’ Hub Project to support more than 1,497 veterans, plus their families in Werriwa.
This involves delivering a design for the Bardia Barracks site and all package documentation to enable the lodgement of a Development Application with the Local Council for approval.
Commenting on the announcement, Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley said that Werriwa is home to a significant veteran community, and that this grant will significantly improve their access to services and supports.
“RSL LifeCare has been delivering for our veterans’ community for years, and I’m proud that the Albanese Labor Government is supporting their work here,” Ms Stanley said.
The Veteran Wellbeing Grants One-Off Program was established to complement and build on the Government’s existing Veterans’ and Families’ Hub program. Through the grants, the Government provided almost $17 million in funding towards 21 projects that can be swiftly implemented to address the immediate needs of veterans and their families in critical areas.
“The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has made it clear there is no time to waste in improving services and supports to the veteran community,” Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Matt Keogh said.
“This Program supports larger projects that can be implemented quickly to deliver the services that veterans and families need, in the areas they need it most.”