Development Proposal for a Community Step Up Step Down Facility

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Community Consultation - Development Proposal for a Community Step Up Step Down Facility in Broome

The Mental Health Commission is seeking comment from community members regarding a development proposal for a site located on the corner of Clementson Street and Dora Street in Broome.

The WA Government has committed to build and operate a Community Mental Health Step Up/Step Down Service in Broome.

The facility will be based on similar designs to existing facilities in Joondalup, Rockingham, Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. The exterior appearance will be of a modern residential development, with individual living units around a landscaped communal open space and an administrative area at the entrance.

The proposed facility will provide the service in a residential setting for a maximum of 6 people. Eligible guests can stay for short periods (up to a maximum 30 days) for mental health care.

The service does not provide alcohol or other drug treatment or rehabilitation programs and is not a crisis accommodation service. It will be operated by a suitably experienced Non-Government Organisation (NGO) appointed by the Mental Health Commission and staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Further information is available by clicking here(PDF, 574KB).

Public comment on the proposed development closes at 5pm on Monday 17 January 2022.

Please email the Mental Health Commission; or telephone Leanne Kempshall on 08 6553 0600.