A new mural has been unveiled at our community health centre at 365 Hoddle Street, Collingwood.
The mural is part of our campaign to build support for a new health and housing hub to replace the current ageing clinic, and cater for the 15,000 people who will be visiting the the centre every year by 2030.
Last financial year, the 365 centre provided health services to 12,000 people via 65,000 appointments. But the current centre at 365 is old, poorly laid-out and expensive to maintain, with some parts unusable due to safety issues and poor layout.
cohealth is proposing to to redevelop the site to provide a larger range of health services, plus social housing for people on low incomes.
Nearly 1,000 people and families are waiting for social housing in Collingwood and surrounding suburbs.
People overcoming disadvantage such as poverty, family violence, disability and drug and alcohol addiction deserve a community health centre that meets their needs now and into the future.
With population soaring in the area, we won’t be able to meet future demand in the current centre, and the State Government urgently needs to act to prevent a health crisis.
To add your voice to the campaign for better public health and social housing in Victoria, sign our cohealth 365 petition here: https://bit.ly/2T2vOZA