Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

7 February 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Peacock Centre application before council

Progress on the Peacock Centre redevelopment is continuing with a building application now before the Hobart City Council as part of the Government’s plan to build a better mental health system.

The heritage building, known as Ruardean, will be redeveloped following fire damage sustained in December 2016, and will operate as an integrated mental health service hub.

The hub will deliver support for people on their recovery journey, with a range of services including housing, alcohol and drug, social, and employment.

A 12-bed wing will provide short-term stays for people who need extra care or integration back into the community following a hospital stay.

Construction will take around 18 months from the start date once the building application is approved by council.

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is committed to ensuring Tasmanians get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Our $104 million plan includes a better integrated system, more focus on hospital avoidance and community-based care, and brand new facilities.

More information can be found at

More Media Releases from Jeremy Rockliff

More Media Releases from the Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing