Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Govt Release, 29 Aug 2021); One of the state’s largest hospital projects will begin within weeks, with the main works contractor appointed for the $790 million Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced the awarding of the principal contract to Lendlease, following a competitive tender process.
“The Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct will deliver a world-class medical, research and education hub in the rapidly growing south-western Sydney region,” Mr Hazzard said.
“The redevelopment will be a real boost for communities throughout the region, bringing greatly enhanced healthcare services closer to home.”
The redeveloped hospital will provide a total of 900 beds, an expanded emergency department, new maternity and paediatric inpatient beds and double the capacity within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Another key feature will be a new, expanded Integrated Cancer Centre which will almost double the chemotherapy treatment spaces.
Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said the redevelopment would boost the local economy and meet the south-western Sydney’s community’s growing healthcare needs now and into the future.
“The start of major works at this new world-class precinct will support thousands of jobs during the construction phases and beyond, which will be greatly welcomed as we recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms Gibbons said.
Construction of a $50 million multi-storey car park for the Liverpool Hospital is already underway, with work being carried out by ADCO Constructions.
The precinct is part of the NSW Government’s record $10.8 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years to 2024-2025.
Over $5.5 billion in health capital works are underway in Western and South Western Sydney including:
- $790 million for the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct
- $1.3 billion for a new Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
- $832 million Westmead Hospital redevelopment
- $65 million Commonwealth Government funded adult Cystic Fibrosis Specialist Services Unit at Westmead.
- $619 million Children’s Hospital at Westmead Stage 2
- $632 million Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment Stage 2
- $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment
- $300 million for a Rouse Hill Hospital.
Work on Liverpool Hospital is expected to start in the coming weeks, to be completed by 2026.