Super future for Emerald's clinic
DESPITE the Federal Government's axing of a rural doctors training program, Emerald's GP Superclinic remains viable.
Central Highlands Mayor Peter Maguire said the council was "very supportive" of the project.
"We have done all the arrangements to facilitate the superclinic," Cr Maguire said.
"We have committed to spending money on infrastructure to get the facility up and running.
"We are putting a substantial amount of money in next year's budget, about half a million dollars, to get water, sewerage and road access there."
A lease agreement over the site near St Brigid's Catholic primary school is due to be signed today with the Central Queensland Rural Division of General Practice.
"There needs to be some more firming up of the arrangements to cover the Federal Government's $5 million commitment," Cr Maguire said.
"The Commonwealth wants certainty over a particular tenure milestone under the funding terms. This council remains very supportive of the clinic."