Mine donates property for moura doctor

A NEW home to house the town's doctor will be built in Moura immediately after land for the building was donated by Anglo Coal Australia's (ACA) Dawson Mine.

In February Dawson Mine donated a parcel of land, valued at about $100,000 to the Moura and Districts Health Care Association to enable them to build a new house for the local doctor to live in, assisting in the attraction and retention of quality health care professionals to the region.

Dawson Mine General Manager Rick Fairhurst said the land donation further affirms Dawson's ongoing commitment to assist the town of Moura with development opportunities, high-quality facilities and convenient and advanced health-care services.

“In February 2009, I wrote to the President of the Moura & Districts Health Care Association (M&DHCA) to inform him a housing lot currently held by Dawson Management would be transferred to the association to build a new house for the local doctor.

“We strongly believe we have a corporate responsibility to assist nearby communities to secure best possible facilities and services in the area.

"We are pleased to partner with the association in promoting sustainable community health care in the town of Moura.”

M&DHCA president John Mactaggart said this generous donation by Dawson would offer long-term community benefits.

“The local community has worked over many years to achieve the collective goal of providing a new house for the doctor and we are thrilled it will soon become a reality,” Mr Mactaggart said.

While the house is under construction, Anglo Coal will continue to provide housing for the doctor.

Anglo Coal have been providing housing for the town's doctor since late 2006.

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