30/07/2020 - 11:00

ACorp wins regional work

30/07/2020 - 11:00

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Local builder ACorp Construction has secured the works to upgrade the visitor centre at Laverton and build an MRI suite at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus.

ACorp wins regional work
ACorp will complete a $2.6 million upgrade to the Great Beyond Visitor Centre in Laverton. Photo: GBVC (Instagram)

Local builder ACorp Construction has secured the works to upgrade the visitor centre at Laverton and build a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus.

ACorp will complete a $2.6 million upgrade to the Great Beyond Visitor Centre, with the expanded facility to include a new merchandising space, café, alfresco dining area and cultural garden.

The project is being funded by the Shire of Laverton and the state government.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the improved centre would promote the region and encourage overnight visitation.

“The upgraded Great Beyond Visitor Centre will provide a unique visitor experience at the beginning of the Outback Way, connecting our state with the rest of Australia,” she said.

The national Outback Way project involves sealing the road from Laverton to Cairns to encourage visitation through the Northern Goldfields.

Ms MacTiernan said awarding the contract to ACorp would support local jobs and provide an economic boost to the region.

ACorp is also building a new suite at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus for $6.3 million to make space for an MRI machine, which will be installed by Siemens.

The machine will provide access to MRI services without the need for residents to travel to Perth.

Premier Mark McGowan said it would be the first time MRI technology would arrive in the Goldfields.

“The Goldfields region is one of our largest health regions and the Kalgoorlie Health Campus plays a huge role in providing quality healthcare to the Goldfields community,” the premier said yesterday.

“We are capitalising on technology to ensure our country communities have the best access to WA’s world-class healthcare system.”

He said ACorp would to use local industry materials throughout the build, which is set to begin in mid-August.

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