Demolition work has started on a derelict site on Pittwater Road to make way for the $50 million Brookvale Community Centre as part of the NSW Government’s Northern Beaches Health Service Redevelopment.
The centre will be a major hub for mental health, community nursing and drug and alcohol counselling services, and will provide a permanent home for BreastScreen NSW.
The site is now being prepared for construction which is due to start in 2016 with the doors of the new centre scheduled to open in 2017.
The purpose-built centre will provide services including:
• Community Adult Mental Health Services
• Child and Youth Mental Health Services
• Community Drug and Alcohol Services
• Community Nursing
• Acute Post-Acute Care (APAC)
• Breast Screen
• Community Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services
• Child and Family Health Services, and
• Community Adult and Paediatric Oral Health Services
The community health facility will be integrated with the Northern Beaches Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) interchange and will include a multistorey car park for clients, patients and staff with parking available for commuters travelling by bus into the Sydney CBD.
The program includes new bus interchanges, bus stops, commuter car parking facilities, and road works including new bus lanes, and bus bays to support a ‘turn up and go’ bus service along this important commuter corridor.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new Brookvale Community Health Centre will be on display for public submissions at majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au or in hard copy at the Department of Planning and Environment Bridge Street office and Warringah Council office from 5 November until 4 December.
Read more about the Brookvale Community Health Centre and the Northern Beaches Health Service Redevelopment.