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Partnership with Aboriginal communities launches health facility for Wentworth

Monday 5 July 2021

A new integrated HealthOne facility for the Murray River town of Buronga has been made possible thanks to the Barkandji and Malyangapa Nations and the Barkandji Native Title Group Aboriginal Corporation (RNTBC) Board passing a resolution to sign the Agreement for Lease.  

The Agreement for Lease between the NSW Government with the Barkandji and Malyangapa Aboriginal communities means construction work can start on the new facility. 

The facility, which will be built on Barkandji land, will bring a range of health services closer to communities in the Wentworth Shire region to meet the growing healthcare needs now and into the future. 

Funded by the NSW Government’s $100 million Statewide HealthOne, Buronga HealthOne will complement other healthcare facilities such as district hospitals, regional health services and major referral hospitals, to deliver the best services possible to local people. 

The construction contract for the new Buronga HealthOne has been awarded to Barpa, an Australian building company and a majority Indigenous owned business. 

The new Buronga HealthOne is forecast to be completed in 2022.  

For more information visit the Far West LHD website at 

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Pictured above from left: Rita Corbett – HI Project Director; Leo Cooper – Architect NBRS; Anya Woodward Project Manager Currie and Brown; Michael Brooks – HI Director Programs; Warren Clarke – Barkandji local representative; Kathy Potter – Barkandji local representative; Donna Cruickshank – former Director Planning, Aboriginal Health & Community Engagement, FWLHD; Jeremy Clark – Barpa Construction

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