Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced the team which will undertake the detailed design of the $80 million new Moree District Hospital.
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
WORK to develop the detailed masterplan for the $80 million Moree District Hospital redevelopment is underway, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing the appointment of lead consultants to take the critical health project forward.
The redevelopment, which will provide a new hospital with upgraded clinical facilities and services, is being led by NSW Health Infrastructure, working in partnership with Hunter New England Health.
Mr Marshall said architects Nettleton Tribe had been appointed to complete the final design of the new hospital, while Savills Australia would project manage the important build.
“To undertake the project’s detailed planning and design, a team of specialist consultants have been engaged to work with Health Infrastructure and Hunter New England Health,” Mr Marshall said.
“This is the largest investment in Moree’s public health facilities in living memory, which is why meticulous planning is being undertaken to ensure every dollar spent results in improved health outcomes for the community, now and for decades to come.
“I’m thrilled the consultants will be looking and a brand new hospital being built on a new site, giving us the ability to get exactly what we need as a community and maximise the use of available funding without the need to compromise due to constraints on the existing site or working around continuing operations of the existing hospital.
“I’m determined to see this redevelopment result in a brand new hospital everyone in the community, especially our hard-working staff, can be proud of and will service locals for decades into the future.”
Mr Marshall said that now the design team was been locked-in, the project scope would be confirmed and a Masterplan developed quickly, in consultation with staff, clinicians, council and the community
“From now and into early next year, the project team will commence targeted consultation with key stakeholders to inform the project’s planning and design,” he said.
“There will opportunities for staff, clinicians and the broader community to have input on shaping the redevelopment as the project progresses.
“When the masterplan is finalised we’ll know exactly how much it will cost and whether there’s any variations to the already committed amounts, with the expectation a tranche of those funds will be available in next year’s budget.”
Mr Marshall said he looked forward to keeping the community updated as the project progressed.