ADCO's Prince Charles AETF named 'Jacaranda Place' by QLD Premier
On Friday, the Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility was launched with a new name — ‘Jacaranda Place’, announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in a poignant opening speech.
The first of its kind in Australia, ADCO began building the $27m mental health facility in late 2018. Jacaranda Place was co-designed by consumers, carers and their families. This allows for the best space for young residents and their journey to recovery.
The centre offers 12 bedrooms with built-in joinery and ensuites, nine internal courtyards, health facilities, classrooms and training spaces. The entire facility provides ample light and well-planted areas in courtyards along with anti-ligature fittings, a large component of the design, all of which deliver the best possible healing environment for residents.
Joining the Premier was Minister for Health Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Education Grace Grace, and Member for Stafford Dr Anthony Lynham with many other government representatives, all of whom were taken on a site walk by ADCO design coordinator, Sarah Bulyaki.