The Tweed Valley Hospital project has taken another step forward, with Lendlease Building appointed to progress the next stage of planning and design, and subject to planning approvals undertake early works for the new hospital.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the announcement marked the latest milestone in the delivery of the brand-new state-of-the-art major referral hospital for the people of the Tweed-Byron region.
“Expert industry partners such as Lendlease will provide the smarts and innovation required to complete the schematic design and construction planning processes for the new hospital, working alongside health planners, clinicians, operational staff and the community to transform healthcare for the Tweed-Byron region,” said Mr Provest.
The planning and early works package – worth around $25 million combined – includes on-site activities such as bulk earthworks, retaining walls, establishment of in-ground services and roadworks, which are subject to and will commence following approval of the Stage 1 State Significant Development application.
As part of the tender process, Lendlease was required to respond to a comprehensive range of criteria, which included design innovation, maximising local industry participation and up-skilling of the local workforce, Aboriginal participation and apprenticeship training targets.
“Lendlease will work with the project team to ensure that the local community benefits from this significant investment by the NSW Government through employment opportunities, roll-on economic benefits and of course the provision of contemporary healthcare facilities and services,” said Mr Provest.
A local industry information session will be held early in 2019 to outline the scope of the early works packages and how Lendlease will help develop local industry capability so that local businesses have the best possible chance of competing for and winning work on this major project.
The site at Cudgen has been taking shape in recent weeks, with preliminary works to secure the site and implement necessary environmental controls underway. The award of this contract ensures that the project stays on track to meet the critical health service needs of the community by completing the new hospital on schedule in 2022.
For more information, visit http://www.tweedvalleyhospital.health.nsw.gov.au/