Wairoa Waikato Mental Health Facility


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Preferred bidder announced

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Wairoa Waikato Mental Health Facility

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New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $93M AUD | $100 NZD
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
TYPE: Greenfield

A new acute mental health facility will be built in Waikato to provide better care and support to people with mental health and addiction issues. The new facility will replace the ageing Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre.

The design will be developed alongside the business case.

The facility is expected to have a 63 to 73 bed capacity, which is an increase of 10 to 20 beds compared to the existing facility.



Project Timeline

early-2020: Completion of indicative business case

early-2021: Completion of detailed business case

2022: Commence construction

2023: Facility is operational



Oct 2019: New Zealand Government announced funding of NZ$100 million for the project, pending business case approval.



Project History

Oct 2019: New Zealand Government announced funding of $100 million for the project.



Further Information

It was reported the Waikato District Health Board (DHB) has had a 72 per cent increase in people accessing their services over the last nine years. Each month, there are 100 admissions to the Henry Ronogomau Centre, which has only 53 beds.

Last reviewed: 26/11/2019

Wairoa Waikato Mental Health Facility

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