News from Lisa Neville MP – July

New Supercare Pharmacy Opening Soon in Bellarine

I am pleased to report that a new “Supercare Pharmacy” is about to open in Curlewis so people on the Bellarine can get the health care and advice they need from pharmacists and nurses late at night. Curlewis Pharmacy 4 Less, in Centennial Boulevard Curlewis, is one of seven pharmacies across Victoria that will open 24-hours-a-day, every day from 30 June, with a nurse on site from 6pm – 10pm daily.

Victoria’s first five 24-hour Supercare Pharmacies were open mid last year in various suburbs of Melbourne and have helped thousands of people in that time.

The development and opening of these new Supercare Pharmacies are a State Government election commitment to provide round-the clock access to pharmacists for advice, supply of medicines and dispensing prescriptions.

A nurse will be on site from 6pm to 10pm to provide face to face health advice and treatment for minor injuries or illness. The free nursing service also assists with wound management, physical assessment, flu and whooping cough immunisations, health screening, sexual advice and referrals to other services.

Supercare Pharmacies do not replace doctors, but give families another option and the peace of mind of knowing 24 hour care is on hand and closer to home.” It also gives people on the Bellarine an alternative to going into Geelong’s busy emergency department for minor injury or illness. This is a great initiative and I look forward to the Supercare Pharmacy’s 24 hour opening on June 30.

 Vic Roads Drysdale Bypass

It’s great to see that work is nearing finalisation on the $3 million upgrade of High Street Drysdale. The works are designed to make pedestrian, vehicle and bike traffic flow safer and more efficient through the town centre. Works have included surface widening to add a new bike lane, new crossings and refuge islands, a new 40km safe school zone and lighting upgrades.

I am also pleased to note that VicRoads have just completed another round of public consultations with regards to further planning for the bypass.

In addition, I was happy to convene a meeting with VicRoads and representatives of the Drysdale Clifton Springs Community Association to discuss their views and ideas relating to the bypass, including the Grubb and Jetty Roads intersection.

VicRoads are committed to ensuring all local views and ideas are sought in their ongoing planning for the bypass.

Drysdale Sports Precinct

Major construction works are now underway to build the new sports precinct in Drysdale.

Lisa Neville on Monday June 5 announced that Porter Plant has been awarded the contract to develop the Drysdale sports precinct, creating a new home for the Soccer, Football and Cricket Clubs. The State Government is providing $3.5 million to deliver a premier football and cricket oval and multi-use fields that will cater for soccer and other sporting codes, as well as use for community events.

The works will also include new lighting, cricket nets, car parking and a relocatable pavilion that is planned to be replaced with a permanent facility in the future. The new oval and fields are on track to be ready in 2018.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or call my office if there are any matters that I may be able to assist you with directly.

Hon Lisa Neville MP
Member for Bellarine
Twitter: @LisaNevilleMP

Ph: 5248-3462