Push back for more Victorian safe injecting rooms in Melbourne suburbs
Ms Patten, who is an Upper House MP suggested the new sites be set up at St Kilda, Footscray and Dandenong.15 May 2021
Ms Patten, who is an Upper House MP and the leader of the Reason Party, suggested the new sites be set up at St Kilda, Footscray and Dandenong.
They would take the state's safe injecting facilities to five, including the site that has run at North Richmond since 2018 and another planned for Melbourne's CBD near the Queen Victoria Market.
"When you look at the ambulance callout statistics it's very clear that we need these types of centres in other areas of Melbourne, not just Richmond," Ms Patten said.
"The reason the injecting room was opened in North Richmond was because the community was concerned," she said.Share this on: