Jindabyne's controversial super clinic is set to go ahead - but whether it will get the full funding of $6.38 million is yet to be determined.
At issue is an amount of $880,000 for which there is no signed agreement between the Snowy River Shire Council and the federal government. This is above the original commitment of $5.5 million, for which there is a firm, signed funding agreement.
The council met with new Coalition Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy last week and, according to the council, he agreed there was a signed agreement for the bulk of the funding.
There was also acknowledgement of a signed contract with a building company, which is waiting processing by the Department of Health.
Mr Hendy undertook to discuss the issue with the new Minister for Health, Peter Dutton.
However, former MP Mike Kelly announced in July an additional $880,000 in funding, which he said would ensure that acute care would be available to locals and the large number of visitors, relieving pressure on Cooma Hospital.
This money was in the form of a pledge, rather than a signed-off commitment.
The uncertainty was fuelled by Health Minister Dutton whose spokeswoman told the Summit Sun that requests for additional money were difficult.
However, if the additional funds are not forthcoming, the council insists the project will go ahead.
But it "won't be as good."
A priority of council is to get construction started so that the super clinic is finished by next winter.
Mr Hendy did not respond to a request by the Summit Sun for an update.