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New War Veterans' is taking shape

Thursday, 15th July, 2010

* The new War Veterans’ Hostel in Eyre Street should be open in six months. * The new War Veterans’ Hostel in Eyre Street should be open in six months.

The new War Veterans’ Hostel in Eyre Street
should be finished by the end of the year.
According to the CEO of Southern Cross Care, Allan
Carter, the Harold Williams home was “progressing as
hoped”.
Mr Carter said the project had picked up lost time after
the downpour in March when Broken Hill received
almost 100mm of rain.
Despite this the home is near 60 to 65 per cent complete
and roughly on budget, he said.
The home will accommodate 27 low-care residents
who now reside in the War Veterans’ Hostel in Thomas
Street. It will also have an additional 13 low-care beds.
The $10.5 million home situated next to the St Anne’s
Nursing Home has been partly funded with a $3.25 million
zero real interest home loan from the federal government.
Construction began in November last year and it is
hoped the home will be occupied in January next year.
Despite this week’s wild weather, Mr Carter said there
had been “no major issues” as almost all the building is
covered by the roof.
“Inclement weather doesn’t hold as big an issue as it
did at the start,” Mr Carter said.
He also said that during September the outer-shell of
the building will be complete meaning it can be locked
up.
“We’re very happy with the progress for all concerned,”
Mr Carter said.
“We’re especially happy we’re almost on budget.”

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