Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre

Working With Veterans to Improve Their Wellbeing

RSL NSW and DVA are working together to establish the Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre (Nowra VWC), with the Nowra RSL Sub Branch providing key support to the Project. Click on the link below to view information on the project:
Background Information – Nowra VWC Project

Note that the latest developments are being posted to this web page in the Updates section below.

If you wish to find out more about the Nowra VWC send an email to ContactNowraVWC@westnet.com.au.

PROJECT UPDATES

UPDATE 9: At the RSL NSW Board meeting held on the 26th August 2020, RSL Lifecare was endorsed as the preferred option for management of the Nowra VWC, heading a consortium of local service providers. The RSL Lifecare facility in East Nowra was also endorsed as the preferred site. The revised business case with these options has now been submitted to DVA for assessment and funding. An article appeared in today’s South Coast Register advising the public of this decision by RSL NSW.

This business case with the Lifecare option for management and site was not the preferred recommendation in the business case submitted to RSL NSW by the Nowra VWC Working Group. Throughout the consultation process conducted by the Working Group, the desire to have an independently run VWC, an independent venue, utilising local service providers was heard loud and clear, and was reflected in the original Business Case submitted to RSL NSW.

After the Business Case was submitted to RSL NSW further developments occurred that meant that the Board decision to recommend LifeCare was the best available to secure funding from DVA. The final decision on funding by DVA is expected at the end of September.

RSL Lifecare will now be conducting preparatory work to progress the Nowra VWC while awaiting the DVA funding decision. At this stage the Nowra RSL Sub-Branch has no formal involvement in the Nowra VWC, and will be observing the Project’s progress with great interest. We expect more information to become available as Lifecare commences their community engagement program.

Robert Grant
President,
Nowra RSL Sub-Branch

9th September 2020