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Master planning for Canberra Hospital enters next phase

October 31, 2019

The modernisation of the Canberra Hospital Campus is progressing, with the release of the tender for the lead design consultant for the Canberra Hospital Masterplan.

The Master Plan will set out the development stages and design parameters for future development of the campus and will have a 20-year focus, building on detailed work undertaken by the ACT Health Directorate over the last 4 months.

Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith said the Canberra Hospital Master Plan is another step in the modernisation of The Canberra Hospital.

“The ACT Government is making major investments in the Canberra Hospital campus, with the expansion of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and the SPIRE Project, a new state-of-the-art emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility".

“With planning for these investments well underway, the Master Plan process seeks to ensure that all the health infrastructure on the campus, new and existing, supports the best outcomes for our community".

“We want our hospital campus to contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors and to be future ready – embracing technological change and environmental sustainability,” said Minister Stephen-Smith.

The Master Plan will primarily focus on the hospital campus itself, but will also consider the Canberra Hospital as part of a broader precinct, particularly with regard to traffic and parking issues.

“The Canberra Hospital is vital to the delivery of quality health care for Canberrans and people from our surrounding region. The ACT Labor Government will continue to make investments in hospitals and health facilities to ensure all Canberrans have access to the right healthcare, when and where they need it.”

Tenders for the design consultant will be open until 28 November 2019 with the Master Plan expected to be complete mid-2020.

Further information is available on the Tenders ACT website.