Renovations have commenced on the Aldara Yenara Australia Aboriginal Corporation (AYAAC) Community Hub in Kyabram. AYAAC were successful in receiving a grant under the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program (ACIP) from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions under Minister Gabrielle Williams. The funding provided under the ACIP Repairs and Minor Works category is to support AYAAC to undertake refurbishment and maintenance works of what has been previously known as the CEO’s House at Kyabram District Health Service (KDHS) to make the space fit for purpose for the AYAAC Community Hub. The AYAAC Community Hub will be a culturally safe space for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gather and participate in AYAAC’s programs, services, and activities.
The new location in Kyabram is an exciting opportunity for the town and the surrounding district as Aldara Yenara aim to provide a place that is culturally safe, welcoming and provide best service and support to the local community.
KDHS CEO Anne McEvoy said “KDHS is proud of our ongoing commitment to Aboriginal Health. The co-location of Aldara Yenara onsite at KDHS will further strengthen our relationships and improve access to health care for members of the local Aboriginal Community”.