Westmead Redevelopment – what’s happened (so far) in 2017?

Aerial photo of building site for multi-storey car park.

The Westmead Redevelopment team has looked back on the first six months of 2017, celebrating some milestones for the project.

Check out what’s been happening in:

Planning & preparing for the future

  • Project user groups (PUGs) transitioned from the schematic design to the detailed design phase.
  • PUGs undertook planning work, preparing services, departments and teams for redeveloped areas, including detailed patient flow mapping.
  • The redevelopment team undertook site visits to other hospitals and services to inform planning.
  • A mock-up inpatient unit room was created for planning, simulations and consumer engagement.


  • New helipad – the new helipad at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead became operational in May.
  • Temporary linkway – the temporary linkway that connects Westmead Hospital to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead opened in March.

Demolition & construction

  • NETS building – demolition of the neonatal and paediatric emergency transport service (NETS) building ran from February to June.

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Preparing for the new building

  • The main works tender was awarded to Multiplex Constructions in March 2017.
  • Multiplex arrived on site on 1 July, 2017. Early works for the new central acute services building have started.

Car parking

  • Multi-storey car park – construction work finished in June 2017.
  • Oval car park – the oval car park opened in January 2017, creating another 350 spaces for staff.
  • New Road car park – a landscaped green space near the New Road car park was completed in February 2017.


More than 30 per cent of clinical areas at Westmead Hospital will be refurbished between 2017 & 2022.

Refurbishment areas include ambulatory care, gastroenterology, aged care, respiratory and intensive care unit.

2017 highlights:

  • Construction kicked off in February for the Westmead Education & Conference Centre (WECC).
  • Construction started in April for A3A (new home for gastroenterology) and the O3Hub (new home for finance, clinical governance & procurement)
  • B6 design development PUGs were completed in early May.
  • The Kids Research Institute site was establihsed in June.

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