On track for completion next year, Health Minister Brad Hazzard
said the 14-storey CASB will be the tallest hospital building in the country,
is the centerpiece of the massive health project and reflects the NSW
Government’s commitment to health in Western Sydney and across the State.
“This is the
first glimpse inside the jewel in the crown of Australia’s biggest health, education
and research precinct which will deliver services on a scale never seen
before,” Mr Hazzard said.
will connect Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital, and include new emergency
departments, operating theatres, surgical suites, helipad and infectious
“We are now just
a few floors away from topping out this building which will also contain a
paediatric short stay unit, medical imaging, cardiac inpatient units,
sterilising services and more.
not only what the NSW Government has delivered for the health care of families
in Western Sydney but across the State - $8.5 billion on health facilities with
$8 billion on the way.”
The CASB is the heart of the entire health precinct, which will be
a global health city with commercial, development and lifestyle opportunities for
Western Sydney. It will contain four major hospitals, three medical research
institutions and two world-class universities.
The NSW Government recently announced its partnership with the
University of Sydney to establish a second campus which aims to attract 25,000
students and create 20,000 jobs.
“Our Government is assuring the best health and education
facilities in the country so we attract the brightest doctors, nurses,
researchers, scientists and students to the region,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Labor spent next to nothing on health capital works during its
wasted years in government, while the Liberals & Nationals Government in
just eight years has completed 94 health facilities, with 110 more underway and
is investing unprecedented funds on health facilities in Sydney’s West.”
Some of the bigger ticket items for the region include:
Hospital: more than $1 billion.
and The Children’s Hospital, Westmead: $1 billion.
Medicine and Coroner’s Court Complex, Lidcombe: $91.5 million
and Mount Druitt hospitals: more than $700 million
Hospital: $775 million
Health and Academic Precinct: $740 million
Hill Health Service: $300 million.
McDonald House, Westmead: $10 million
Emergency Department: $25 million
Hospital: $341 million