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Project update

Our project team have been working hard and the Burdekin Mental Health Hub is progressing well and is on-track for completion in June 2022.

  • Demolition works to the former Caledonian Hall have now been completed, including the kitchen, tiling and ceiling.
  • Rough-ins have bought forward with wiring, security, air-conditioning and data cabling being undertaken.
  • The old ceiling was constructed of aluminium with timber and iron supports. No signs of asbestos containing materials have been encountered internally, and subsequently no testing has been required at this stage.
  • Significant volumes of "cane soot" was cleaned from the various cavities that were exposed in the demolition works.
  • The security/flyscreens have been ordered and a deposit paid to ensure they are available once the windows/painting are completed.


  • A number of large mango trees have been removed from the property to make room for the "shed" and the ground made good for the slab.
  • A contractor has been employed to put down the concrete slab and erect the shed with the deposits made for this task.


(Top) Mango Tress Removed and ground works tidied up.

(Middle) The ceiling removed and roof framing exposed.

(Bottom) Demolition Works in Progress.

selectability is delighted to be establishing a presence in Ayr and to transform the currently disused Caledonian Hall ("Hornets Rugby League Clubhouse" to many) into a community Mental Health Hub. This will become a central location for those across the region to connect and link to vital mental wellbeing support and services. 

This redevelopment is part of the Queensland Government's Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership. As part of this, on 10 September 2021,  the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, Dr Steven Miles announced that selectability was a successful recipient of $808k in funding to transform the Caledonian Hall.

We anticipate this project will be completed and officially opened by 30 June 2022.

You can read the full announcement HERE.

We need your feedback

selectability is seeking feedback from Burdekin residents on mental health and the availability of appropriate support across the region.

Your insights into your own mental health, that of your loved ones and the types of support you want will help selectability to ensure that the community mental health and suicide prevention hub offers services to meet your needs.

We are keen to hear from as many people as possible, so please encourage your friends and family to complete this survey.

Meet the team


The Burdekin Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Hub

182 Edward St, Ayr

P 0459 918 616


Get in touch

Ph. 1800 133 123

66-68 Charles Street, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

PO Box 189, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

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selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.

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