Graylands Reconfiguration and Forensic Taskforce
In January 2021, the Graylands Reconfiguration and Forensic Taskforce (GRAFT) was established to inform the Government's planning and investment decisions regarding the Graylands Hospital site, forensic services, and the nearby Selby Older Adult Mental Health Service. The Taskforce is independently chaired by the Hon Jim McGinty AM and membership consists of seven public sector leaders.
The work aligns with the WA Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025, which highlighted the need for these services to be decommissioned, divested and replaced with contemporary infrastructure and services.
The Mental Health Commission (Commission) has formed and supports a Lived Experience Advisory Group and a Clinical Advisory Group to assist the Taskforce in their decision making.
As part of the 2019-20 budget process $3 million was initially allocated to the Department of Health, to undertake detailed planning for the decommissioning and reconfiguration of mental health services and progression of divestment activities at the Graylands Hospital site.
In November 2021, the WA Government gave approval to the Taskforce to further develop the concept that was proposed to Parliament that some high-quality mental health care should be retained on the northern part of the Graylands site, housing contemporary forensic and rehabilitation facilities.
As part of the 2022-23 Budget process, a further $10 million was allocated to the Department of Health to continue the work of the Graylands Reconfiguration and Forensic Taskforce (Taskforce) over two years.
This planning is being conducted in collaboration with the Commission and the North Metropolitan Health Service.
If you have any questions, please email GRAFT@mhc.wa.gov.au
Announcements and updates
Media Statement: 2019-20 Budget announcement (May 2020).
Media Statement: Establishment of the Taskforce (January 2021).
Parliamentary Update: Taskforce concept plan (November 2021).