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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 48 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 February 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

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

Answered on 14 February 2019

STEP-UP, STEP-DOWN MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY — KARRATHA

48. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:

I refer to the proposed Karratha step-up, step-down mental health facility.

(1) Can the minister provide an update on the progress of planning and building this facility?

(2) Has a location for the facility been identified?

(3) Is it still estimated that practical completion will occur in June 2020?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the member for some notice of the question.

(1) The schematic design has been developed for the proposed facility. It is anticipated that the design development phase will be completed by the end of March 2019.

(2) The preferred location for the facility is lot 502 Gregory Way, Bulgarra, Karratha. The Mental Health Commission is currently negotiating with the City of Karratha on the purchase of the site.

(3) It is currently estimated that practical completion will occur in late 2020.