Open Day for the Wilcannia Health and Wellbeing Centre

18 Apr 2024

Congratulations are in order for the Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation (Maari Ma Health), who officially opened the Wilcannia Health and Wellbeing Centre, in Wilcannia, NSW.

The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) was proud to support the centre by providing $1.5 million in funding towards its construction.

The centre will be a game changer for the community – who now have a dedicated facility to enhance and manage their health and wellbeing in a culturally appropriate space.

Located on the land of the Barkindji river people, the centre will provide GP services, chronic disease management, child and family health support, mental health programs, dieticians and visiting medical specialists.

The new building will also act as a community hub for locals to come together, connect with their culture, engage in employment opportunities and develop leaderships skills.

“The ILSC is tremendously proud to be a partner in this project – we recognise we are stronger when we partner and connect with community,” said ILSC GCEO Joe Morrison.

“Our investment in the Wilcannia Health and Wellbeing Centre demonstrates our commitment in supporting organisations, like Maari Ma Health, achieve self-determination so they can provide holistic healthcare to First Nations peoples.” 

“We recognise the decisions we make today will impact generations to come. There is no doubt this purpose-built facility will support the Wilcannia community’s health and wellbeing, in a culturally appropriate setting, now and into the future.”

The total project cost is valued at almost $8 million.

ILSC Board Director Roy Ah-See and Executive Director Corporate David Silcock
The new Wilcannia Health and Wellbeing Centre
The centre's official opening ceremony

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