STATE and federal humans services have been brought together in Hamilton with the opening of the new Department of Human Services office.
Lowan MP Hugh Delahunty cut the ribbon and declared the office open, six months after staff moved in.
The office on the corner of Gray and Cox Sts can accommodate up to 18 staff, who are mostly child protection workers, as well as visiting and mobile staff.
DHS Western District director Peter Lake said the new offices were a great way of bringing community services together.
“Hamilton is a central hub,” he said.
“We share a building with Medicare and Centrelink which is useful because a lot of the people we help need to access those services as well.”
Mr Delahunty said the new office replaced an ageing building that was no longer suitable for staff or clients.
“The greatest thing about this building is that you’ve got all the human services areas together,” he said.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, February 15, 2014.