Lendlease has won the contract to deliver stage two of the Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project, one of Queensland’s most critical health infrastructure projects.
The company will lead construction of the redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital and the new multi-storey car park.
The project, which includes a commitment of $352.9 million for the redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital and $46.6 million to deliver a new multi-storey car park, will increase the hospital’s bed capacity and ensure the community has access to a modern health facility with new specialist healthcare services.
Queensland Health and Ambulance Services Minister Yvette D’Ath said the redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital is needed to ensure the hospital has the capacity and services to meet the growing needs of the Caboolture and surrounds community.
“The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment will provide the Caboolture community with a modern health facility that can deliver specialised healthcare and complex services to those that need it most,” D’Ath said.
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“It will not only increase the size of Caboolture Hospital and the scope of services being offered to the community, but it will allow more patients to access the health services they need closer to home.
“Today’s announcement means Lendlease can progress with Stage 2 works, including building the five- storey clinical services building, the much-needed multi-storey car park and the delivery of a refurbishment program that will modernise spaces within the existing hospital.”
Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said that the Palaszczuk Government’s investment in health services to support growth in the community would also support local jobs.
“We know that supporting jobs in construction is an important part of Queensland’s economic recovery,” Ryan said.
“Delivering health infrastructure for the Moreton Bay region is critical to the physical and economic health of Queenslanders.”
Member for Pumicestone Ali King welcomed the announcement.
“With the first two tower cranes now onsite, we’re ready to build a bigger and better hospital for the Caboolture community and we’re building it in a sustainable way,” King said.
Lendlease Building General Manager, Brad Protheroe said the team was focussed on a redevelopment design that catered to the growing operational requirements of the hospital.
“We have worked closely with the Queensland Government, Caboolture Hospital and Metro North Health Service to identify a design that meets the needs of all key stakeholders, practitioners, patients and visitors to the hospital,” Protheroe said.
This project will also importantly serve as the testing grounds for local initiatives in relation to sustainable construction practices – a key target of Lendlease’s global campaign, Mission Zero, that aims to tackle climate change.”