Domestic violence facility to be built next year

Domestic violence facility to be built next year

CONSTRUCTION of the new domestic violence facility in the Peel region is due to start early next year.

Tenders to construct the new facility were advertised on November 4.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman said an additional women’s domestic violence service was badly needed.

“For over 30 years our region has relied on one women’s refuge to provide services to women and families escaping domestic violence,” he said.

“In the lead up to the 2017 State Election, I was lobbied heavily by numerous stakeholders in the region, including Pat Thomas House, that an additional Women’s Domestic Violence Service was so badly needed.”

Mr Templeman said the new service would be based on a leading edge therapeutic model, using the latest service delivery, evidence based considerations.

“This is exciting for our region because we will have a new service that continues to focus on the health and wellbeing of the women and children that will be accessing this service,” he said.

“I am extremely supportive that we deliver the most modern and effective model for the increasing number of women and families that need domestic violence related services.”