Expression of Interest open for Youth Prevention and Recovery Care program
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Youth services 05 August 2021

Expression of Interest open for Youth Prevention and Recovery Care program

Expressions of Interest are now open for Principal Consultant (Architect) services to lead the design of a $141 million project to expand and upgrade Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) facilities across Victoria.

This project includes:

  • refurbishment of three existing 10-bed YPARC facilities located in:
    • Bendigo
    • Dandenong
    • Frankston.
  • delivery of five new 10-bed YPARC facilities located in:
    • Barwon South-West
    • Gippsland
    • Grampians
    • Hume
    • North-East Metropolitan Melbourne.

Applications are sought from pre-qualified suppliers from the Department of Treasury and Finance’s Consultant Supplier Register (CSR).

Expressions of Interest can be submitted through the Buying for Victoria website:

Joint venture submissions will be accepted.

Applications close at 2pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

About the Youth Prevention and Recovery Care program

YPARC facilities provide residential short and medium-term treatment and support for young people aged between 16-25, who are living with, or diagnosed with, mental ill health.

The new facilities will be designed to be welcoming and home-like, with private bedrooms complete with ensuite bathrooms. Communal kitchens, dining and living areas, breakout spaces and an outdoor garden will encourage rest and recovery, and support family visits.

Overall, the projects are expected to create and sustain approximately 400 jobs. All projects are forecast to be completed in mid-2024.

Learn more about the Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) Program via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 05 August 2021