Help design the new Hub!

Do you have any ideas about what the proposed new health hub should look like?

You can email the Byford Health Hub Team to help establish the health services you and family need.

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Seeking Community Artist

East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) are seeking an experienced community artist to work with high school students in Byford for an exciting project creating artwork and branding for the Byford Health Hub - please see below tab for more information. 

The opportunity:

East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) are seeking an experienced community artist to work with high school students in Byford for an exciting project creating artwork and branding for the Byford Health Hub.

The Byford Health Hub (BHH or the ‘Hub’) is a Labour State government 2021 election commitment to bring more health and social services to the area. The Hub is part of a larger Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale plan to make Byford a vibrant and connected urban hub and will be located near the new METRONET station. East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) is delivering the Hub and will operate it once open. The Hub is planned to open in mid-2026.

The purpose of the artwork engagement project with young people in the local Byford area is to help create a Hub environment that is welcoming to the community through art that matters to them. Young people and their families are key future users of the Hub.

The project will create a collection of artworks that reflects what matters to community, created by local young people. The designs will be used to create branding that is clearly identifiable as representing the Hub and can be used by all Hub services. The designs may also be used in the building, for example as wall features or wayfinding.

The Hub team is seeking an artist who is experienced in working with community members and young people to facilitate the creation of art and design in various mediums. The artist will work with students alongside art teachers at the two local high schools over term two, 2024.

A design brief with concepts and local features to consider will be supplied by EMHS to guide the artwork.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 24 March 2024.

Further information:


EMHS Byford Health Hub Program Team:
Phone: 08 9224 2415

Health hubs are about having multiple health services located in one place.

A health hub is a place where multiple different health, social, and community services are located, usually in the same building. For example, a health hub might include a doctor’s surgery, psychologist, radiology clinic, and physiotherapy under one roof.

Hubs are different from hospitals, which are usually larger, and focus almost exclusively on health problems (especially when they are very serious). However, hubs may often partner with hospitals and even deliver some of the hospital’s services in a more local context.

Hubs are a way of implementing a modern approach to health care called "place-based systems of care" which creates convenient places in the community where people can go to receive all kinds of care, in a convenient and connected way.

In designing the Byford Health Hub, we will need to determine the right mix of social and health services based on the needs of the community – and consider how they will work based on a range of factors, including the money available to run them, the organisations that might deliver them and the model of integrated care.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale developed early concepts and a Business Case for the Byford Health Hub. 

In February 2021 the State Government made an election commitment to support the delivery of a Byford Health Hub, including $30.6 million to fund the project. 

The East Metropolitan Health Service is responsible for coordinating its planning and delivery. EMHS has embraced the opportunity to partner with the Shire to build a healthy community that fosters healthy people.

The Byford Health Hub is in line with recommendations of the Sustainable Health Review (SHR), which sets directions to drive a cultural shift away from acute hospital-based care to prevention and seamless access to services at home and in the community.

The Byford Health Hub is planned to be included on the Shire Civic Reserve, which is part of the Byford Town Centre activation projects, and will provide services for the Serpentine Jarrahdale community.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale community play an important role in ensuring that the services and design of the Hub are suitable to local needs.

As part of the Hub program there will be robust community and service provider consultation and engagement to provide input into the Hub.

These opportunities will be shared on this website.


Future Community Consultation Events:  


The Byford Health Hub Program Team are available to attend community and consumer events.

If you have an event you would like the team to join you for, please contact us by emailing:



You can also email the Byford Health Hub Program Management Office to help establish the health services you and family need.

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Past Community Consultation Events: 

Community Information at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Christmas Street Festival
4 - 8pm, Friday 8 December 2023

Paterson St, Mundijong

Community Information Session at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Breast Screen Awareness Morning Tea
10am - 12pm, Thursday 26 October 2023

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - 6 Paterson St, Mundijong

Community Consultation Information Session
10am-4pm, Sunday 1st October 2023

Jarrahdale Log Chop and SJ Country Fair
Jarrahdale Oval – Find us at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale marquee!

Aboriginal Community Information Session
Thursday 20 July 2023, at 10.30am – 11.30am

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre, 38 Mead Street, Byford Western Australia 6122

GP Breakfast Information Session 
Thursday June 22, 2023, at 7.30am - 8.30am

Dome Café (upstairs)
829 South Western Highway, Byford Western Australia 6122 

Community Consultation Information Session
Thursday April 20, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday April 19, 9.00am - 5.00pm 

Byford Village Shopping Centre
20 Abernethy Road, Byford Western Australia 6122



The health hub is intended to be built in the centre of Byford as part of the Byford Town Centre.

Further details about the location and plans will be provided as soon as available.



September 2023

  • Request for Information released for Service Providers to register their interest in being involved in the hub, open for 6 weeks September – November 2023.


December 2022

  • Council in considering options for the site which include a crown subdivision or a lease indicated its preference for a lease arrangement. This preference was communicated to East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS).
  • A draft Heads of Agreement was prepared by the Shire to work collaboratively with EMHS towards a mutually beneficial outcome for the disposal and management of the facility. Council previously resolved (15 August 2022) to support the draft Heads of Agreement and for the Shire to continue negotiations with EMHS to then present a report back to Council once formal feedback had been received.
  • The Shire received correspondence (18 November 2022) from EMHS advising the Shire its preferred position for a crown subdivision of Reserve 53923.
    A further report is to be presented to Council to consider the preferred crown subdivision rather than a lease of the land to construct the Byford Health Hub. 

August 2022

  • Draft Heads of Agreement has been prepared based on negotiations to date with EMHS. Council Endorsed these terms which will now be formally considered by EMHS. A further report will be presented to Council to detail the Business Plan and Intended disposition of the property.

May 2022

  • Council adopted the Master Plan for the Civic Purpose site in Byford Town Centre, which will inform future decision making relating to business planning and land disposition for the Byford Health Hub site.

February 2022

  • Council Note Management Order Secured for the Community Purpose Site. This completes an important step in securing the future civic needs of the Shire to accommodate the future Byford Health Hub.

December 2021

  • Community and Consumer (CaC) Advisory Group and Service Provider and Clinician (SPaC) Advisory Group established to provide advice and support to the program. 

August 2021

  • Interagency Steering Committee established to provide oversight and approval as part of the Program Governance.

June 2021

  • East Metropolitan Health Service Byford Health Hub Program Management Office (PMO) established to support and coordinate the program.

February 2021

  • Serpentine Jarrahdale Council endorsed Byford Health Hub Business Case. 
  • State Government committed $30.6 million for the Byford Health Hub.



Last Updated: 14/03/2024