The $300 million Rouse Hill Hospital is a step closer, with the first sod turned and early works set to commence in coming weeks.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard, local Members of Parliament and representatives from Western Sydney Local Health District and Health Infrastructure today joined in the significant event in bringing world-class health care to Sydney’s north-west communities.
The milestone was celebrated with a smoking ceremony by Uncle Colin Locke to cleanse the area and ward off any “bad” spirits and purify the area both physically and spiritually.
“Growing communities from Rouse Hill to North Kellyville, Castle Hill and Marsden Park will benefit immensely from having this world-class, purpose-built hospital right on their doorstep,” Mr Hazzard said.
The community were thanked for its valuable input into the planning and design of the state-of-the-art hospital, which features innovative care models.
Further consultation with the community and health staff will continue to ensure this new $300 million Rouse Hill Hospital delivers first-class services that best serve the community.
Ford Civil has been engaged to deliver the enabling works for the hospital development, with main works construction to start following the completion of designs and planning approvals.
Mr Williams said it’s an exciting time as early works to establish the site get underway on the site, located at the corner of Commercial Road and Windsor Road.
“The community can expect to see activity on site in the coming weeks, including in-ground works with the installation of water, electricity and gas services,” Mr Williams said.
The new Rouse Hill Hospital will complement the expanded health services at Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals and Westmead Hospital, ensuring comprehensive high-quality health care throughout the north-west.”
The master plan for the hospital was released late last year, providing a first look at the building’s location and convenient access to public transport, retail and community services, as well as the potential for future expansion.
The NSW Government is investing a record $11.9 billion in health infrastructure over the four years to 2025-26. Since 2011, the NSW Government has spent more than $18 billion delivering more than 180 health capital projects across NSW, with more than 130 projects currently underway.