Super clinics scrapped

The Darwin super clinic is one of three projects suspended by the Coalition in what is understood to be a broader move to recoup up to $27 million in allocated but unspent super clinic funding.

Operators of the $7 million Perth-based Rockingham GP super clinic and the $15 million Wynnum super clinic in Brisbane – both in the planning and development stages – have also been advised by the department that their funding has been suspended.

In mid-2013, before the September general election, Leanyer Superclinic Pty Ltd was contracted to deliver a $5 million super clinic in Darwin. As of this week, the project was in the planning stage with the process of acquiring land for its construction close to completion. 

CEO Aaron Langman told MO he was contacted yesterday by a department official who advised him the project would be suspended with the view to it being wound up.

A spokesman for Health Minister Peter Dutton confirmed