NINE months after construction began, the Shoalhaven Regional Cancer Care Centre is 75 per cent complete, still on budget and on schedule.
The milestone triggers a progress payment of $557,500 from the Shoalhaven City and Shoalhaven Lions Linear Accelerator and Cancer Treatment Fund-raising Committee.
Committee co-founder Paul Dean, who was pleased to learn of the progress, said the community should be proud of the $1.7 million raised over nine years.
“This is the first milestone for the committee. We have an agreement with NSW Health to pay across half our distribution $1.115 million,” he said.
“We are all very happy with the progress and the community should be happy too.”
Originally, $1 million was pledged as part of the application for the centre.
However, the committee thought the on-site accommodation needed to be slightly larger than originally planned and offered to raise an extra $115,000.
“All up we have raised about $1.7 million, of which the Lions clubs of the Shoalhaven raised about $75,000.
“It is fantastic how the community got behind this,” Mr Dean said.
The entire project is costed at $35 million.