Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today welcomed the full $50 million funding allocation in the 2022-23 NSW Budget allocation for the redevelopment of Glen Innes District Hospital.
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
MORE than $130 million in capital funding has been included in today’s NSW Budget, fast-tracking the start of construction on both the $80 million new Moree District Hospital and $50 million new Glen Innes District Hospital projects, at the completion of detailed planning.
Mr Marshall said this new tranche of funding would allow NSW Health Infrastructure to move to construction as soon as the planning and consultation process for each project is finalised.
“Today’s budget allocations are important step forward in the life of these major health infrastructure projects,” Mr Marshall said.
“This health budget has locked in the full funding allocations for both the Moree and Glen Innes Hospital.
“Today is an incredible victory for the communities of Moree and Glen Innes and I want to thank them for their strong advocacy and support of this projects – construction can now progress with certainty on both early next year.
“The redevelopments will provide vastly upgraded medical facilities that will provide more services than ever before – and, with ample room to expand, will grow with each community’s needs.”
Mr Marshall said the Moree community could soon look forward to the release of the hospital’s concept designs.
“Following successful public consultation on the hospital’s masterplan, Health Infrastructure has been working away in the back-ground making sure the hospital’s designs reflect the community’s expectations,” he said.
“It is anticipated the draft concept designs for the new Moree Hospital will be finished in the coming months.
“This will give the community its first glimpse of what the new hospital building will look like externally. It while also provide an early insight on the health facility’s internal floor plan.
“On the release of the concept designs, local health staff, Moree Plains Shire Council and the general community will be given another opportunity to provide feedback on what has been produced.
“Meanwhile community consultation in now taking place on the Glen Innes Hospital draft masterplan, with Health infrastructure taking submissions via email at HI-Gleninnes-Redevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au
“We have one chance to get these upgrades right, and the only way to achieve that is to have the community’s input throughout the entire process.”