PREMIER Colin Barnett officially opened the new Centrecare building in Yelverton Drive in Midland on Wednesday.
He said the three-storey building would provide a central hub to support the services delivered by Centrecare in the North East Metropolitan Region.
“The establishment of a modern social service centre in Midland will ensure that the local community is able to access important services including counselling, family and adolescent mediation, family therapy and support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,” he said.
In order to maximise immediate benefits to the local community, other local community service providers will be housed in the building.
The building has its own underground carpark and includes 2000sq m of office space to allow for future growth.
It will house up to 100 staff and provide counselling and support services to more than 5000 clients per year.
Centrecare has been operating in WA since the 1940s and offers community services including professional counselling, support, mediation and training services.
Construction of the building was finalised at the end of 2015, with staff moving into the new facility earlier this year.
Most of the cost of the new building and fit-out was borne by Centrecare, with Lotterywest contributing $5 million to its construction.