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Capital program

Youth Mental Health

The Youth Mental Health—Capital Program includes the delivery of:

Delivering capital projects: Design to construction

July 2017–2018

Project start-up

The capital program is led by the Department of Health and collaboratively managed with the Department of Education. Oversight is comprised of groups to progress the capital program which includes project partners, consumer and carer representatives, Hospital and Health Services, Health Consumers Queensland, industry, and additional interdepartmental representation.

Site options

Government will be investigating and selecting sites for the Step Up Step Down Units and Day Programs.

Design development

Consists of stakeholder interviews, workshops, user groups, infrastructure co-design consultation and peer reviews. Used to collaboratively consult centre design development; and to critique, validate and address requirements of the design process.


A co-design process is undertaken to assist with development of the design of facilities and the model of service including integrated educational services. This is to ensure consumers, carers and community members are engaged and actively participate throughout the lifespan of the capital program.


Engagement of the building contractor for the facilities will proceed via a tender process.



Construction for the statewide adolescent mental health treatment centre begins in late 2018 and for the Step Up Step Down Units and Day Programs in early 2019.


Services commence in 2020 subject to operational commissioning proceeding in late 2019.

More information

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Updates will be provided on online and via the Clinical Excellence Queensland Facebook page.

Last updated: 12 September 2019