TIME is running out for locals to show their support for a youth mental health facility in Griffith.
Earlier this week, Headspace for Griffith committee members collected the petitions that had been circulated, counting around 2000 names.
However, after learning they now have a parliamentary extension until February 21, when they will be presented to local member Michael McCormack, the push is back on to try and double that figure.
Headspace for Griffith committee president Peta Dummett said while it was good to see so many signatures from right across the region, she hoped they could encourage more.
"We've got quite a few from the outlying towns such as Euabalong, Hay, Rankins Springs, Hillston and Lake Cargelligo and that's great," she said.
"It was very difficult to keep the momentum up over Christmas so we are really happy to have this extension of time.
"We aren't sure how many more names we can get but we will do everything we can. Everywhere we go we hear how keen people are to see this happen."
Headspace for Griffith committee member Jenna Thomas said locals had a few short weeks to help make a difference.
"We haven't got long to make a strong statement about our commitment," she said.
"It has been good to see so many people take the time to sign our petitions but we need more.
"Although we have collected the petitions from local shops we still have them at council facilities such as council chambers and the library."
Ms Dummett said there are currently 55 Headspace centres operating across Australia, with another 15 told last month they had funding.
Griffith is competing for one of the 20 funding packages available.
The petitions will be handed over to Mr McCormack on February 21 and he will present them to parliament from March 12.