A VCAT hearing into WRAD’s application to amend prescribed staffing levels for the Lookout Residential Rehabilitation Centre was held in Melbourne on February 25-26.

WRAD Director Geoff Soma said he was pleased with the hearing and he believed WRAD had presented a very sound case.

Warrnambool City Council supported WRAD’s position in this case.

VCAT is expected to announce its decision in about two months.

VCAT had previously approved WRAD’s application for the Lookout Rehabilitation Centre but WRAD believed its decision to prescribe staffing numbers had an unintended consequence and would make the project unviable.