In Parliament last week Member for South West Coast, Roma Britnell MP, called for the Andrews Labor Government to use this year’s May State Budget to fund “The Lookout”.
“The Lookout” is an initiative of Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD) and has been developed with extensive community consultation. The facility has already secured significant funding commitments but needs assistance from the Andrews Government to be able to open its doors.
“The Andrews Government has a responsibility to ensure that all Victorians have access to the essential health services they need, which includes residential rehabilitation facilities for alcohol and other drug dependency issues” Ms Britnell said.
“I call on the Andrews Government to provide funding for “The Lookout” residential rehabilitation facility in the 2023/24 Victorian Budget. With no residential rehabilitation facility in the western part of Victoria, The Lookout is essential to provide effective rehabilitation services to the people of South West Coast” Ms Britnell stated.
“The Andrews Government must prioritise the health and well being of South West Coast residents and fund “The Lookout” this year” Ms Britnell said.