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Question Without Notice No. 1092 asked in the Legislative Council on 25 September 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 25 September 2019

YOUTH FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH UNIT

1092. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the Morrison government's pre-election commitment of $14.8 million towards a 10-bed youth forensic mental health unit in Western Australia.

(1) Has this funding now been allocated by the commonwealth government?

(2) If yes to (1), how much funding has been allocated?

(3) Has the state government allocated any funding towards this project?

(4) If yes to (3), how much?

(5) Where will the unit be established?

(6) Is it still intended to be a 10-bed unit?

(7) When is the unit anticipated to open?

The PRESIDENT: You must have missed my message about concise questions yesterday, member.

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I note that this was submitted on 18 September, so the answer is accurate as of that date.

(1) A formal offer of this funding has not yet been received. The WA Department of Health is currently negotiating a project agreement for the funding under the Community Health and Hospitals Program announced by the federal government.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) No.

(4) Not applicable.

(5) This is to be determined subject to funding being secured, and based on an assessment of local priorities in consultation with stakeholders.

(6)–(7) To be determined.