Westmead Health Precinct’s $460 million Integrated Mental Health Complex open for public feedback

What will be NSW’s largest mental health facility, a $460m complex in the Westmead Health Precinct, has reached a planning milestone.

The project is now on public exhibition with community members being called on to submit feedback.

The Integrated Mental Health Complex exhibition is part of the State Significant Development Application process.

The Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is inviting submissions into the 10-storey centre, which is expected to be completed in 2026.

The new mental health facility will enhance contemporary models of care, replacing existing mental health facilities at the Cumberland Hospital and providing better integration with other mental health and clinical services already located at Westmead.

“The new Integrated Mental Health Complex will deliver the State’s biggest transformation of mental health services and will ensure our diverse communities have access to world-class mental health care,” said WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy.

“Patients and their families will benefit from modern facilities and treatment within a calm, peaceful and therapeutic environment that supports the journey to recovery.”

The project’s State Significant Development Application can be viewed here, and comment can be made until 21 June 2023.

Early works on the Integrated Mental Health Complex are due to start in mid-2023, with main construction flagged for early 2024 (subject to planning approval).

Further information on WSLHD mental health redevelopment projects can be viewed on the WSLHD website