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Portland Community Mental Health Centre redevelopment
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Portland Community Mental Health Centre redevelopment

Location 152 Percy Street, Portland, Victoria, 3305, Australia

The Victorian Government has invested $1.5 million to build a new community mental health centre for Portland.

Funded via the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the centre will include separate adult and child waiting areas, sensory gardens, five private interview rooms, a child/family interview room and a staff office and support area.

There will be purpose-built spaces for individual and group therapeutic activities. Additional private consulting rooms will mean more daily appointments are available.

The modern centre will also be equipped with telehealth and video conferencing facilities, and a multi-purpose conference room that the community can access.

The $350 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund is the largest grant program of its kind in Victorian history. The funding enables rural and regional public health services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities.

The new facility will include:

  • a multi-purpose conference room available for community use
  • five interview rooms
  • a child/family interview room
  • separate adult and child waiting areas
  • reception
  • sensory garden areas
  • a staff office and support area.

The Portland Community Mental Health Service currently operates from a building at 63 Julia Street, Portland. Services will continue to be delivered from this site until the new facility opens. 

The Portland Community Mental Health Centre redevelopment aims to achieve the following benefits:

Better capacity to deliver mental health services

The project will deliver a modern, fit-for-purpose building. The new consulting rooms will offer a safe and accessible environment with the privacy needed to have confidential discussions. With more space and a better layout, the purpose-built centre will be in a better position to deliver high quality mental health services. 

More consulting rooms

The new centre will have an increased number of consulting rooms, allowing better appointment scheduling. By increasing appointments to those in need and offering greater flexibility in delivering support, the centre will help reduce the number of crisis situations and flow on to emergency services.

Supporting the 10 year mental health plan

The project supports Victoria’s 10 year mental health plan, promoting mental health for all ages and stages of life. The plan aims to support Victorians with mental illness to live fulfilling lives of their choosing with or without symptoms of mental illness. The new facility will allow mental health services in Portland to be flexible, responsive and accessible to people of all ages, their families and carers. It will reflect and support the values of respect, inclusion, self-management and safety.

Telehealth and video conferencing facilities

The centre will be equipped with telehealth and video conferencing facilities. This will help break down cost and travel barriers that can often prevent people from getting the support they need.

Better location

The new Portland Community Mental Health Centre will be situated within Portland CBD, next to Portland Hospital and close to other health providers.  

Funding for this project was administered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority through the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

The project was delivered in partnership with:

  • South West Healthcare
  • Kelly Architects
  • Craig Collins Building.



Portland Mental Health Services
  • Location
  • 152 Percy Street
    Portland, Victoria, 3305, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 5522 1000

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Last updated: 11 June 2020