CONSTRUCTION of a $4 million building to house Centrelink and Medicare services will begin in the next month.
Work is expected to be finished mid next year at the Deakin Avenue and Tenth Street site, which used to belong to the Mildura Workingman’s Bowling Club.
Australian Government Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen said Centrelink and Medicare would move into the building shortly after its completion and “provide services for the residents of Mildura under one roof”.
“As soon as we have more details about exactly when these changes will happen, we will share them with the community,” he said.
Town planners James Golsworthy Consulting said the design plan, currently being completed, would include a number of details suggested by Mildura Rural City Council.
Director James Golsworthy said the colours used would be respectful to the Wesley Church, now part of the MADEC complex, and significant landscaping would soften the impact of the building.
The development will also include 45 carparks, which Mr Golsworthy said was determined by the building’s floor area and its use.
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