PINDAN has been appointed to design and construct stage 1 of the new $18.5m Parkerville Children and Youth Care Stan & Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre in Midland.
The first stage of the project will see Pindan build the new centre on the corner of Watertank Way and Gauge Road in the Midland Railway Workshops precinct.
The new centre will feature therapy consulting rooms, large family rooms, a specially designed occupational therapy treatment room, WA Police facilities with specialist child interview rooms, lecture theatre, reception area, meeting rooms, office space, fully equipped gym, lunch room and balcony.
Pindan Business Development Manager James Allingame said the 4000m2 facility was due for completion in mid 2019 with a second stage of the centre to commence after, involving the renovation of two heritage listed buildings into offices and a caf.
“The new centre will allow for more children, young people and families, to access services in the treatment of trauma from abuse,” he said.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care CEO Basil Hanna said working alongside them would be the WA Police and the Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support.
“Joining the service provision team will also be Ruah Community Services, Wanslea Family Services, Yokai and Ngala,” he said.