The striking architectural design for Manjimup's new Warren Health Service has been unveiled today and utilises local materials, rammed earth and timber in its design.
The $39.3 million new build is part of the State Government's $500 million Royalties for Regions' investment in the Southern Inland Health Initiative.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman was in Manjimup today to reveal the design elevations of the new health service.
"Investment in health infrastructure and services is fundamental in supporting the development of strong and sustainable regions," Mr Redman said.
"The new Warren Health Service will deliver health care improvements for the local community that will meet future demand."
The Southern Inland Health Initiative's capital works program is more extensive than any project previously undertaken by the WA Country Health Service, prioritising the new builds and upgrades to 37 hospitals and health services in the Wheatbelt, South-West, Great Southern and Mid-West.
Health Minister John Day said architects Silver Thomas Hanley had designed the new building to respond to the local environment.
"The design celebrates the history of the area and also reflects and honours the local timber industry, with the exterior walls formed with rammed earth and the entrance representing tree-like canopies made from local timbers," Mr Day said.
"The Warren Health Service will be one of the major public buildings in the area and is designed to have a civic presence, relating to the town and people who live there."
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