Eric Tolliday Units To Stay
The Board of Bellarine Community Health has held its first meeting of the year, formally welcoming three new community members as Directors.
Among the first items for discussion by the new look Board was the future of the Eric Tolliday units at the Queenscliff Community Health Centre site in Point Lonsdale.
“The Eric Tolliday units were discussed at length, and the Board unanimously voted to shelve the proposed Independent Living Units indefinitely and to establish a Project Committee to investigate the refurbishment of the ETU’s, project inclusive of design, costs, models of management, and use,” said Bellarine Community Health Board Chair, Ms Margaret Belfrage.
“The Board considered the overwhelming feedback received during last year’s ‘Community Conversations’ around the future of the units and as a result, a Board Special Projects Committee has now been established to explore options for design, costs and management of the units,” she said.
The project group will consider community input around the intended use of the units, taking into account the Borough of Queenscliff usage and permit conditions.
“Bellarine Community Health appreciates the community’s desire to see all the Eric Tolliday units in operation again,” said Ms Margaret Belfrage. “We now need to take the time to carefully consider what the best options are moving forward”.