Media event date: 
30 June 2019
Date published: 
1 July 2019
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

Following the 2019 Federal Election and within just five weeks of being sworn back in, the Morrison Government has signed agreements with all eight state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP).

The accord demonstrates the Government is getting on with the job, with 65 projects soon to be underway.

The program announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in December 2018, is designed to deliver local health and hospital services in every state and territory targeting four key areas:

  • Specialist hospital services such as cancer treatment, rural health and hospital infrastructure
  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Preventive, primary and chronic disease management
  • Mental health

State / Territory

$ millions

Total CHHP Funding

First Round of Funding

New South Wales

351.4

25.5

Victoria

306.5

63.0

Queensland

218.3

31.3

Western Australia

141.6

40.0

South Australia

68.9

36.8

Tasmania

31.8

17.7

Australian Capital Territory

31.1

1.6

Northern Territory

30.9

0.2

National Projects

69.0

13.2

TOTAL

1249.7

229.2

  • Funding allocation for Australian state and territory governments.

First round projects include:

State / Territory

Project Title

Total Project Value
$ millions

First Round Funding
$ millions

New South Wales

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Centre

13.0

6.5

New South Wales

Improving stroke care in regional NSW via telehealth

9.4

3.8

New South Wales

Community Driven Cancer Care: Boosting Primary Care

6.9

0.1

New South Wales

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Magnetic Resonance Imaging

6.0

6.0

New South Wales

Taking an alternative road to recovery: Two mobile alcohol and other drugs (AOD) day rehabilitation programs on the NSW South Coast

5.0

0.4

New South Wales

Central Coast Linear Accelerator

3.9

3.9

New South Wales

Concord Hospital Maternity Services

2.2

2.2

New South Wales

Roses in the Ocean - Suicide Prevention & Recovery Centre St Vincent's Hospital

1.3

1.3

New South Wales

Adapting Compassion Focused Therapy for Indigenous Community Wellbeing

0.8

0.4

New South Wales

Little Wings Aircraft

0.7

0.7

New South Wales

Sunflower House Wagga Wagga

0.3

0.3

Victoria

Peter Mac - Cellular Immunotherapy

80.0

25.0

Victoria

Monash University/Peninsula Health - Health Futures Hub

32.0

0.8

Victoria

Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery

30.0

10.0

Victoria

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Centre

13.0

6.5

Victoria

The Bays Healthcare Group - Comprehensive Cancer Centre

10.0

1.5

Victoria

Very Special Kids

7.5

7.5

Victoria

Vic Children's Colorectal

5.9

1.2

Victoria

Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse Albert Park

5.0

0.5

Victoria

Youth Hub Lilydale

4.5

1.5

Victoria

Bass Coast Health - Phillip Island Health Hub

3.5

3.5

Victoria

Kyabram District Health Service - Kyabram Regional Medical Clinic/Stanhope Medical Facility

1.7

1.7

Victoria

Integrated Youth Services Hub Rosebud

1.5

1.5

Victoria

My Place Youth Centre

1.5

1.5

Victoria

Rosebud Secondary Wellness Pavilion

0.3

0.3

Queensland

Emerald Emergency Department Upgrade + New Theatres

10.0

3.0

Queensland

Mater Hospital - New Maternity Block

9.0

9.0

Queensland

Fraser Coast Hospice Facility

7.0

7.0

Queensland

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services for Salvation Army

6.1

0.8

Queensland

CT Scanner for Bowen Hospital

5.0

5.0

Queensland

OzCare Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centres  - Mackay

4.4

1.5

Queensland

Ronald McDonald House – SEQ

2.9

2.9

Queensland

Cairns Organisation United for Cancer Health (COUCH ) Wellness Centre Land Acq

1.3

1.3

Queensland

Bloomhill Cancer Centre

0.9

0.2

Queensland

Little Haven Palliative Care

0.8

0.3

Queensland

Hear to Learn' Ashgrove Centre - School Hearing Screening Program

0.2

0.2

Queensland

Breaking the Barrier - PILOT - Health Communication - Multicultural

0.1

0.1

Queensland

Logan Hospital Paediatric Ward

0.1

0.1

Western Australia

St John WA Urgent Care Centres

28.0

14.0

Western Australia

Supporting the Infrastructure of Women and Newborn Health Service - King Edward Memorial Hospital Critical Infrastructure

15.2

3.2

Western Australia

Yanchep Health Campus

10.4

10.4

Western Australia

Curtin University Dementia Centre of Excellence

10.0

10.0

Western Australia

Esther Foundation

4.0

1.0

Western Australia

Outside the Locker Room

1.8

0.4

Western Australia

Kojonup Medical Centre

0.8

0.8

Western Australia

City of Albany Youth Hub

0.3

0.3

South Australia

Repatriation Hospital - Brain and Spinal Centre

30.0

30.0

South Australia

Repatriation Hospital - Eating Disorder Facility

5.0

5.0

South Australia

Hospital Discharge Pilot

3.9

1.7

South Australia

Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery through community paramedicine/nurse practitioner models

3.0

0.1

South Australia

Headspace Flying headspace

0.7

0.1

Tasmania

Elective Surgery Waiting List Reduction (Funded through CHHP and separate National Partnership Agreement)

20.0

5.0

Tasmania

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Centre

10.0

5.0

Tasmania

City Mission Drug Res Rehab

6.3

3.1

Tasmania

Linear Accelerator - North West Regional Hospital

4.4

4.4

Tasmania

Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Comorbidity Workers

1.1

0.1

Tasmania

Strength to Strength Program

0.5

0.0

Australian Capital Territory

Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

6.0

0.8

Australian Capital Territory

Integration of pharmacists into aged care facilities to optimise resident safety and reduce medication-related adverse effects and hospitalisation

3.7

0.8

Northern Territory

Staff accommodation block at Tennant Creek Hospital

3.3

0.1

Northern Territory

Remote Point of Care Pathology Testing

0.7

0.1

National Projects

Royal Far West National Paediatric Telecare Service

19.7

2.7

National Projects

The Mindgardens Alliance - Black Dog Institute

7.0

7.0

National Projects

BlueHub Project - Framework for Police and Emergency Services Mental Health

2.5

2.5

National Projects

Caravan Park Defibrillator Program

1.0

1.0

CHHP projects are a priority for this new term of the Morrison Government. They will make a real difference in closing service gaps and meeting people’s on-the-ground health care needs.

Projects and services are being supported in every state and territory, with the aim of improving patient care, and tackling the impact of a range of health and social issues, while reducing pressure on community and hospital services.

Our Government is committed to investing in critical infrastructure and services which better equip our health and hospital systems to meet the health care needs of their local communities, while easing the strain on our hospitals.

We are working closely with key stakeholders, particularly state and territory governments, to achieve the common objective – better health and wellbeing for all Australians.

Ministers: