New designs unveiled for regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facilities
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Regional facilities 22 January 2021

New designs unveiled for regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facilities

More support for Victorians recovering from alcohol and drug addiction is one step closer, with designs revealed and a builder appointed for three new regional rehabilitation facilities.

The Victorian Government is investing $52.1 million to build three new regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facilities in Corio, Traralgon and Wangaratta, including:

  • a 30-bed adult residential rehabilitation service in Wangaratta
  • a 30-bed adult residential rehabilitation service in Corio
  • a 20-bed youth-specific residential rehabilitation service in Traralgon
  • administration and consulting facilities
  • dining and activity areas
  • landscaping.

The designs provide a first look at the facility exteriors, grounds and internal fit-outs, which have been carefully considered to create a welcoming and healing atmosphere for individuals and their families.

Once complete, these facilities will provide alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services to an additional 900 Victorians every year.

The new facilities will help more Victorians access and get the support they need – closer to home and their support networks. They will also help reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol on local communities, improving community safety and wellbeing.

The residential rehabilitation facilities are part of the Victorian Government’s implementation of wide-ranging reforms across the alcohol and drug sector, including more than $180 million as part of the Ice Action Plan and $87 million through the Drug Rehabilitation Plan.

All three facilities will be built by Modscape and are expected to be operational in 2021.

Learn more about the regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facilities via our dedicated project page.

Designs revealed for three new regional alcohol and other drug facilities

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Image: montage of artist impressions of the frontages of the three new facilities in Wangaratta, Corio and Traralgon

Text: Designs have been unveiled for three new alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facilities in Victoria.

Image: a ‘walk through’ view of the artist impressions of the entrance and bedroom designs of the facilities

Text: The designs reveal a first look at the exterior, grounds and internal fit-outs

Image: montage of artist impressions of internal lounge and large meeting areas for each of the facilities

Text: Which have been carefully considered to create a welcoming and healing atmosphere for patients and their families

Image: screen splits to reveal external courtyard and entrance to Wangaratta facility; gardens and external meeting spaces at Corio and panoramic view of gardens and frontage of Traralgon facility

Text: A 30-bed adult facility will be built in Wangaratta and Corio and a 20-bed service specifically for young Victorians aged between 16 and 21 will be built in Traralgon

Image: ‘walk through’ view of lounge, storage area and bathroom/toilet facilities

Text: Which means an additional 900 Victorians each year will be able to start their journey to recovery in a place close to their family and support networks

Image: ‘walk through’ view continues through bedroom

Text: Sharing in $52.1 million in funding, these therapeutic home-like environments will provide around-the-clock care and support

Image: montage of artist impressions of the three facilities

Text: All three facilities are expected to be operational in 2021

Images: The closing slide is the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority logo, the web address vhhsba.vic.gov.au and the Victoria State Government logo. 

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Last updated: 22 January 2021