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Development of a Comprehensive Cancer Centre for WA is being led by Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Chief Executive Officer Professor Peter Leedman AO. The Perkins is a leading WA medical research institute dedicated to tackling the diseases that most affect our families in the WA community and the world at large.

The Perkins assembled a highly experienced Project Team and a Collaborative Steering Group to drive the WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre initiative.

About the Project

A strategy map for the WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre was developed at a forum in August 2021.

A proposal was then distributed to potential key stakeholders including passionate and committed people with lived experience, doctors and other health professionals, researchers, leaders in cancer care, and representatives of other stakeholder groups.

On 27 March 2022, then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced $375 million funding for a comprehensive cancer centre for Western Australia to be developed. On 20 October 2022, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirmed the funding would be in the coming Federal Budget.

Subsequently, the West Australian government allocated $2.5 million to the Perkins for the purposes of developing a business case for the WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre. This process is currently underway.

Who's involved?

The WA CCC Business Case Project Team consists of representatives from:

  • WA Department of Health, including the Director General’s office
  • Federal Government representatives from departments of Health and Finance
  • State Government representatives from departments of Health and Finance
  • Metropolitan Health Service providers (NMHS, SMHS and EMHS)
  • Royal Perth, Fiona Stanley and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals
  • West Australian Country Health Services (WACHS)
  • Australian Medical Association
  • The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Our Collaborators

The Perkins is collaborating closely with Cancer Australia, The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney, to ensure WA’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre delivers the best total cancer care.

The Perkins Project Team

Perkins representatives on this project include:

  • Chair John Barrington AM
  • Chief Executive Officer Prof Peter Leedman AO
  • Medical Oncologist Dr Peter Lau
  • Cancer researcher Prof Andrew Redfern
  • Haematologist Prof Chan Cheah

SEC Newgate and Moira Clay Consulting are providing strategic consultation to the Perkins during this project. Hames Sharley have provided architectural consultation and sketches.