RURAL Northwest Health plans to complete an $8.8-million upgrade of its Warracknabeal campus by May 2015.
A project control group includes Department of Health representatives, Rural Northwest Health board chairman Leo Casey, board member Patty Kinnersley and chief executive Catherine Morley.
Ms Morley said the group was in the process of appointing an architect, project manager and quantity surveyor.
She said the group would finalise positions by the end of the month.
Ms Morley said a reference group would support the control group and consultants to design a new building for the campus.
"The project control group is pleased to invite community members to apply to join our new initiative, the Warracknabeal Reference Group," she said.
She said reference group members would meet several times in the next seven months.
"Meetings will have to be regular so we can invest time and energy into getting the design right," she said.
Ms Morley said people could call her on 5396 1200 to discuss the committee, or Sharon Murphy on 5396 1221 for an application form.
Ms Morley said the new building would be sustainable and allow flexibility across 72 aged and acute medical beds, along with two urgent care beds.
It would also include community and allied health rooms that would allow services to continue to develop, expand and adapt to community needs.
It would also include a medical clinic.
Ms Morley said easy access from the carpark and other service divisions was also important.
She said the building would have to meet budget and timelines, along with the health needs of people for up to 30 years.
"I'm excited about the progress we have made and I have been assured the work can be completed by May 2015," she said.