Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Repat Eating Disorder Facility

48 The Hon. S.G. WADE ().6 July 2022).

1. What progress has been made in establishing an eating disorder facility at the Repat site?

2. Has a lease been signed?

3. How much will the new build cost?

4. How much of the cost of the new build will be met by each of the state government, the federal government and private philanthropy?

5. When will construction commence?

6. When will the build be completed?

7. When will the services start operating from the site?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has advised:

The Department for Health and Wellbeing continue to work collaboratively with the Breakthrough Mental Health Foundation (Breakthrough) to establish the Statewide Eating Disorder Service (SEDS) and Residential Eating Treatment Centre (REDC) at the Repat Health Precinct (Repat).

Former government ministers would well know that lease negotiations suffered significant delays under their tenure and consequently, a lease was not signed.

Under the incoming government, Infrastructure are now in discussions with Breakthrough to finalise the project deed which is expected to be signed imminently.

Breakthrough will manage the design, construction and anticipated costings of this new facility.