Shire welcomes funding commitment for Byford Health Hub

Published on Tuesday, 2 March 2021 at 10:57:00 AM

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s election commitment to fully fund the Byford Health Hub.

At its February meeting, Council endorsed a business case for a Health Hub to be located in the heart of the growing Byford Town Centre.

The business case identified the need for psychology, mental health, child health, optometry, urgent care and extended GP hours and dental services to support the region’s growing community.

In endorsing the project, the Premier committed a re-elected Labor Government to fund the project to a total of $30.6 million.

Operating as a satellite service under the Armadale Health Service, the double storey facility will provide a vital health asset to WA’s fastest growing area.

Located at the Shire’s Civic site south of the future Byford METRONET train station, the Health Hub will provide space for health services including medical clinics, allied health and GPs, mental health, nurse practitioner, community midwife, treatment rooms, and education and training rooms.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the Byford Health Hub is one of the Shire’s 2021 WA State Election Priorities and Requests and was a vital project for the local community.

“On behalf of the local community and the Shire, we warmly welcome this commitment from Premier Mark McGowan. Together we can meet the growing healthcare needs of our community,” Cr Rich said.

“While supporting greater access to healthcare for our community, the Byford Health Hub will also help realise our vision for a vibrant and activated Byford Town Centre.

“The Shire has put a lot of work into this project through the development of the business case with a range of stakeholders so it is rewarding to see it paid off for all involved, especially with the State Government’s funding commitment going well beyond what we had initially planned.

“The Serpentine Jarrahdale Council continues to work hard in advocating for community needs with all parties running in the State Election, so we can continue to grow a healthier community, together.”

The Shire acknowledges Urbis, which assisted in the business case development, and the Peel Development Commission, which provided grant funding for the business case.


Byford Health Hub Business Case

Shire’s 2021 WA State Election Priorities and Requests

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