Hollywood Hospital to extend Mental Health Unit

Hollywood Private Hospital. Photo: civilandgeneral.com.au
Hollywood Private Hospital. Photo: civilandgeneral.com.au

HOLLYWOOD Hospital will construct an $11.3 million two-storey extension of its existing Mental Health unit to accommodate an extra 30 beds.

Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel members, including Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins and Councillor Nigel Warren Shaw, unanimously approved the demolition of existing hospital buildings, including the McCusker Unit and finance and marketing building, to pave the way for the extension.

The City supported the development in February.

The development will be located on the eastern side of the property to the south of an existing staff carpark.

Applicant Element will remove 23 car parking bays at ground level as well as some trees and vegetation.

An undercover carpark to fit 27 parking bays, including one ACROD bay, is set for construction.

Mental health ward support facilities, including offices, will be located on the level next to the carpark.

The development of a mental health ward and a courtyard are also planned for the second floor of the building.

Mayor Max Hipkins said a good design framework had been made by Element.

“I have no hesitation in recommending it,” he said.

An officer report said the location of the extension was slightly outside of the development area but the City deemed this acceptable given the intention of the expansion.