THE State Government has this morning committed $8.1 million towards the development of a new health centre in Yanchep.
The Edith Cowan University (ECU) Health Centre will include medical clinics, nurse practitioner and community midwife consulting rooms, treatment and education and training rooms and have allied health and GPs on site.
The funding will add to the $10.4 million provided by the Federal Government and $2.3 million from ECU.
Estimated for completion in October 2022, it will be within walking distance of the new train station and will operate as a public-private partnership, with an in-kind land contribution provided by Yanchep Beach Joint Venture through a 99-year lease.
It may also be a site for a future urgent care clinic.
“Yanchep has been crying out for better health services and more job opportunities, and this provides both in spades,” Butler MLA John Quigley said.
“The $20.8 million Yanchep Health Centre is a long time coming and I’m proud to be delivering this potentially life-saving facility for residents.”
Health Minister Roger Cook said the government recognised the need for increased health services in the rapidly growing northern corridor to cope with increased demand.
“Preventing hospital admissions by improving public health care at a local level was a recommendation of the Sustainable Health Review Final Report,” he said.
“The ECU Yanchep Health Centre will provide community-based care options within the Yanchep town centre, reducing the need for locals to travel.”