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Building the Community Care Unit

Coming along nicely

The latest site visit on the 7 November 2014 shows the Community Care Unit looking much closer to completion.

Typical 2 storey elevation with coloured metallic cladding and open stairwell to west sides Covered walkways with with Buidling 1 in background Base course for Warner Street Car Park with buidling 2 in background Typical unit Kitchen and hallway

Construction is well underway

The Cairns Community Care Unit is really taking shape just months after construction officially began.

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Construction has begun!

The sod has officially been turned and construction commenced on a new residential facility in Manunda to assist people with their recovery from mental illness.

 The 20-bed Community care Unit (CCU) will be the first of its kind in the Far North.

Bob Norman, Chair, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Board said that everyone was pleased that construction had begun on the community care unit and is looking forward to its opening early next year.

Chairman of the Board turning the sod construction of access road filling of the construction site excavation of construction site


The CCU project team, along with contractors, will liaise with staff and the local community to ensure they are informed about the program of works. We are committed to avoiding and reducing the impacts of construction on the community by ensuring open and effective communication.

It is important to us that members of the community are well informed about the impending construction activities.  To this end, we have conducted meetings with local businesses, school principals, community groups and other organisations.

We have also distributed information packs to nearby residents by a letterbox drop in September 2013.

Last updated: 18 August 2014