Westmead Integrated Mental Health Complex

Westmead Integrated Mental Health Complex

The new Integrated Mental Health Complex in Westmead will comprise of a mental health assessment unit, mental health beds, ambulatory and outpatient services and education facilities. The facility will be linked to the Central Acute Services Building at Westmead Hospital and will replace the existing mental health facilities at Cumberland Hospital.

The scope of the project includes:

  • a Mental Health Acute Assessment Unit to enable efficient assessment, referral and intake of patients
  • acute mental health beds, including beds for youth, adolescent, adult, older persons, and adults with eating disorders
  • sub and non-acute mental health beds
  • multidisciplinary ambulatory and outpatient services, and
  • education facilities.


Key Dates

May 2022 Project Announcement
2024 Expected Contract Award
2024 Expected Construction Commencement
2027 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

NSW Government


Procuring Agency: Health Infrastructure NSW
Related contracts:
Successful Tenderer - Jacobs

Early Works
Successful Tenderer - Roberts Co

Project Manager
Successful Tenderer - TSA


May 2022 The NSW Government announced $460 million in funding to deliver a new Integrated Mental Health Complex in Westmead.
Sep 2022 Health Infrastructure NSW released new designs for the project.
May 2023 The project's Environmental Impact Statement was placed on exhibition, closing on 21 June.
Nov 2023 The NSW Government released updated procurement and delivery timelines for the project in the 2023-24 State Infrastructure Plan. Procurement for the project is scheduled to commence early 2024, with a contract expected to be awarded by the end of June. Construction is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2024.
Dec 2023 The project received State Significant Development planning approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
Jun 2024 The 2024 NSW Budget announced a cost increase of $80 million to the project, bringing the total cost to $540 million, and revised the estimated construction completion date back to 2031.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
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