Major milestone reached at Western Cancer Centre

Work on a facility that will be a lifesaver for people in western NSW has reached a major milestone in its construction.

A “topping out” ceremony marking the highest point of construction being reached, was held at the Western Cancer Centre on Friday, with Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joining with his Federal counterpart, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, to commemorate the achievement.

The $35 million facility is being funded by both levels of government, with $25 million from the Federal Government complemented by a $10 million contribution from the NSW Government.

Progress on the facility has been continuing despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the topping out ceremony coming just four months after the first concrete was poured on-site.

“It’s wonderful to see progress being made on the Cancer Centre, which is a facility that will not only be of great benefit to Dubbo but also to people from the entire western region, who can stay closer to home for their treatment,” Mr Saunders said.

“Projects such as this one are prime examples of what can be achieved when governments work together for the betterment of our communities, and I look forward to seeing further progress as we get closer to the centre’s completion.”

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