Tamworth Mental Health Unit a step closer

Residents in Tamworth and surrounding communities are a step closer to enhanced mental health services, with a builder now appointed to construct the new Tamworth Mental Health Unit. 

Hansen Yuncken was appointed following a competitive tender process and will help to finalise the detailed design. 

The Tamworth Mental Health Unit is part of the NSW Government’s $700 million Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program.

Health Infrastructure Executive Director of Rural and Regional projects Amanda Bock said construction of the new purpose-built mental health facility is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

“The new Tamworth Mental Health Unit will enhance mental health services for the region, replacing the old Banksia facility,” Ms Bock said.

“With all current services relocated into the new build, the expanded unit will provide contemporary mental health services within a modern, welcoming, and supportive facility.

The new building will also have a direct connection to Tamworth Hospital, which will benefit patients and staff. 

“This is a significant health facility for the Tamworth community which will address priority areas of clinical need, while creating the space for future growth,” Ms Bock said. 

Designs for the facility have been developed through extensive consultation with consumers, carers, staff, and the community, including the local Aboriginal community. 

Early works creating extra car park spaces across the campus were completed last year. Construction is due to be completed in 2025.