Kingston Ocean Grove Land Donation
We are pleased to announce that Kingston Ocean Grove, on behalf of the Corless family, has donated a parcel of land to Bellarine Community Health (BCH) on Goodwell Drive.
Spanning nearly three thousand square meters. This substantial land parcel will be utilised by BCH for the establishment of their Health and Wellbeing Hub focusing on child and youth services.
“My father, Ed Corless, had a vision of contributing to public health outcomes by gifting a parcel of land. The Corless family, along with Ed’s wife, Win, are proud to be able to honour his vision. We are pleased to give back to the community where we have planted our roots. It brings us great joy to donate this land on behalf of Kingston Ocean Grove to Bellarine Community Health. This new facility will provide a resource for locals to access quality healthcare. By investing in the well-being of our community, we can create a more connected, caring, and supportive environment where everyone can thrive” expressed Jason Corless, Managing Director of Kingston Ocean Grove.
BCH, supported by $4 million in funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Health’s Community Health and Hospitals program, is set to embark on Stage One of this transformative hub.
The Commonwealth funding has been earmarked to meet the unique needs of children and young people in the Bellarine region. The Hub is poised to streamline care pathways by co-locating multidisciplinary teams, offering an integrated, holistic model of care in the Ocean Grove and wider community.
“We are so grateful to Kingston Ocean Grove and the Corless family for gifting this land parcel which is integral to our plans to further support the health and wellbeing of our local communities,” remarked BCH CEO Garry Ellis.
“Ocean Grove is a growth corridor with a high proportion of young families moving into the area so the hub will have a focus on child and youth services, We have already established a headspace service in Ocean Grove so this hub will enhance the services we can provide for young people in our community. Now we have a location we are delighted that we can move forward with progressing this development for the community,” said Mr. Ellis.
The construction of the facility has been thoughtfully planned in two stages, and BCH is actively seeking additional funding to bring Stage Two to fruition and works are anticipated to commence in the coming months.
In the accompanying image, from left to right, BCH CEO Garry Ellis, and Kingston Ocean Grove Managing Director Jason Corless.