Cancer Council SA is thrilled with the State Government’s announcement today that they will commit $10 million to fund the organisation’s new, integrated cancer building on Greenhill Road.
The purpose-built facility will be the home for Cancer Council SA’s research, prevention and support programs and will include 120 rooms of supportive accommodation for regional and remote South Australians travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment.
This $30m project will also be an important one for the South Australian economy, expecting to support up to 160 jobs during its life, including 83 jobs during construction.
Cancer Council SA Board Chair Karlene Maywald said that this development will be a transformational project for the organisation, which will ensure that Cancer Council SA can support all South Australians impacted by cancer for generations to come.
“The announcement today is a testament to the importance of the project to the South Australian community and we are incredibly grateful to the State Government for their support,” she said.
The funding from the State Government combined with the incredible, ongoing generosity of the South Australian community for more than 90 years is critical in enabling us to progress with this exciting new project.
“Not only will the new building revitalise our supportive accommodation offering, which provides a home away from home for regional and remote South Australians travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment, it will also be the new home for our research, prevention and support programs,” she said.
“Through this project, we will be able to ensure that every South Australian impacted by cancer has the support they need across every stage of their cancer experience for generations to come.”
“We will continue to seek ongoing support from the community to allow every South Australian to be a part of this exciting new project.”
Centrally located at the current Cancer Council site on 202 Greenhill Road, the purpose-built facility will include:
- 120 rooms of supportive accommodation to regional South Australians travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment, designed to accommodate people with a variety of cancer needs and disability access options.
- Cancer Council’s SA’s Information and Support Services, including Cancer Council 13 11 20, to support South Australians across every stage of their cancer experience.
- A supportive and welcoming place for all South Australians impacted by cancer to access free counselling from trained professionals.
- Support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by empowering them to cut their cancer risk through the Aboriginal Screening Project and Quitskills Program.
- Cancer Council’s evidence-based prevention programs and strategies to empower South Australians to cut their cancer risk.
- A supportive and energising environment to enable Cancer Council SA to speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues.
- Cancer Council SA’s Behavioural Research Team, which leads the way in applied cancer research and evaluation, while also overseeing the Management of Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project.
It is anticipated that the build will take approximately 14 months to complete and will commence in first quarter of 2021.
For more information on the build, to receive images or organise interviews, contact Natasha Baugh, PR Advisor, Cancer Council SA on 0400 855 244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org