Release date: Tue, 7th, Jun. 2016

Ballarat Community Health is opening the doors to the transformed community health service in Sebastopol after months of renovation works.

On Monday 6 June, 2016 an official opening will take place and a chance for the public to see how the space has been transformed.

Opened in 1989, the facility has been serving the health needs of the local community well but was in need of refurbishment.

Costing $2.4 million, the project has been jointly funded by the Victorian Government ($1.06mill) and by Ballarat Community Health.

"It has been wonderful to see how the building has been able to be brought up to current standards for the operation of a welcoming and effective 21st century community health service, which together with BCH sites in Wendouree and Lucas provides first class health services for the residents of Ballarat, Robyn Reeves CEO said."

"Community health services are very important for a community because we help people live healthy lives and prevent illness. That is the goal. But if they do need to discuss health problems they can come to us too."

The launch will involve a ribbon cutting ceremony with key industry stakeholders. This will follow a community open day in the afternoon from 3-6pm where there will be a range of kid’s activities including a fire truck, face painting, art classes and lots more.

A healthy BBQ will be provided by the Sebastopol Men’s Shed and tours of the new space will be offered. It will be an opportunity to meet the GP’s and others who will be serving the health needs of the community, and for everyone to gather in this exciting new Sebastopol space.

For more information visit bchc.org.au or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ballaratcommunityhealth/

Sebastopol Community Health Service

Monday 6 June 2016

Official opening 10.30am-11.30am

Community Open Day 3.00pm-6.00pm

260 Vickers Street, Sebastopol