News Date: 10 Oct 2017
Early works for a new adolescent mental health facility at The Prince Charles Hospital have gone out to tender.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the 12-bed facility was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $68.2 million investment over four years in mental health services for Queensland youth.
“The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its election commitment to rebuild and expand intensive mental healthcare services for young people across the state,” he said.
Mr Dick said early works to prepare the site and car parking for the facility would commence in December, shortly after the tender was awarded.
“When complete, this project will provide a statewide extended treatment and rehabilitation unit for young people with severe and complex mental illness,” he said.
“People turn to hospitals and other health services when they are in crisis, when they need help, and often when they are at their most vulnerable.
“This specialised facility will ensure vulnerable young people from all over the state are able to access healthcare services at the right time to assist them to recover and return to their family, friends and community.”
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The Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTP Alliance) consisting of McConnell Dowell, Mott MacDonald and Arup have been awarded the contract that will see the Oaklands Park level crossing removed.
Works are progressing well on the Northlink WA project’s southern section, with traffic now diverted from Tonkin Highway to Collier Road.
Stage 2 of the Exmouth Boat Harbour upgrade has now been completed, paving the way for job opportunities and economic growth for the area.
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