Modscape is pleased to announce that we have been appointed as the head contractor for the Victorian Government to deliver three new regional alcohol and drug treatment facilities. Following a collaborative design process, we have been engaged to undertake both the on-site works and off-site modular manufacture. We look forward to combining both our health and residential expertise to facilitate the delivery of this very important project.
From the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority:
The Victorian Government is investing $52.1 million in the regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services – Stage 2 and 3 projects. The project aims to help more Victorians in the Barwon, Hume and Gippsland regions access specialist support.
The funding will build three new regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facilities in Corio, Traralgon and Wangaratta. Once complete, these facilities will provide alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services to an additional 900 Victorians every year.
Residential rehabilitation facilities provide treatment in a structured and therapeutic environment. These new facilities will help more Victorians receive the treatment and support they need – close to home and other community services.
Artist’s impressions have been released, providing a first look at the exterior of these facilities designed for modular construction and the internal fitouts for each regional location.
The regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services – Stage 2 and 3 project will deliver:
- a 30-bed adult residential rehabilitation service in Wangaratta
- a 30-bed adult residential rehabilitation service in Corio
- a 20-bed youth-specific residential rehabilitation service in Traralgon
- administration and consulting facilities
- lounge and dining areas
- indoor and outdoor activity areas
The regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services – Stage 2 and 3 project aims to achieve the following benefits
Increasing capacity in regional Victoria
The Victorian Government’s investment in residential rehabilitation beds in Victoria will provide around 900 more Victorians with access to residential rehabilitation services every year, and more than half of these will be based in regional Victoria.
Relieving pressure on the system
New residential rehabilitation beds will help meet increased demand for services and relieve pressure on other health services.
Support closer to home
These new facilities will provide treatment and support in regional areas, which will reduce the need for local residents to have to travel to Bendigo or metropolitan Melbourne for support.
This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority in partnership with:
- Gateway Health and Odyssey House Victoria
- Uniting Vic Tas
- Vincent Chrisp (architects)
- Modscape (builder)
Construction will commence in early 2021, with all three facilities operational by the end of the year.
See more information at the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority website.