WHOS - Multi Function Alcohol and other Drug Centre Project

About the Project

The new Multi Function Centre Project will allow We Help Ourselves (WHOS) to establish a centre to provide and expand all these services, as well as providing a much needed assessment, referral and case management services to all the Sydney West region. Currently WHOS operates a day program service in Penrith which sees over 300 clients a month and a short stay residential service (6 beds) in the Nepean area. The new Multi Function Centre will also be able to provide a location for peer-led support groups to be provided to clients and families, and appropriate facilities for health and welfare personnel in the area to receive alcohol and other drug training.

Project Scope

  • Day Program facilities
  • Residential facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Offices/Administration areas
  • Kitchen/Food preparation areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Group/Counselling rooms
  • Breakout/lounge areas
  • Training rooms
  • Garden and Entertaining area
  • Landscaping
  • Walking paths
  • Carpark

Fast Facts


NSW Government Funding: $9,120,000

Co-Contribution: $1,363,750


Aboriginal Land:


Project Update

Progress Summary
  • Purchase of land at 31 Santley Crescent, Kingswood.
  • Progressing architectural concept design 
  • Demolition of the existing buildings
Next steps
  • 100% design complete (June 2024)
  • Submission of Development Application to Penrith City Council (June 2024)

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