Expressions of interest (EOI) are invited from landowners with available land that may be suitable for the development of the new Tweed Valley Hospital.
The nominated land will be within the proposed site selection area extending from Tweed Heads to Pottsville, NSW and up to 10-15km inland and available for development commencing in late 2018.
The developable area is to be between 8 and 16 hectares and easily accessible and proximate to a main arterial road link. Sites of all current planning zonings will be considered.
Expressions of Interest for the project close at 5pm Friday 22 September 2017. Details here at Australian Tenders.
Funding for the hospital was announced in May to help cater for the region’s growing population. The hospital for the Tweed community will likely include:
- more overnight beds
- more operating theatres
- a larger emergency department
- an integrated cancer care service
- enhanced cardiac care services.
The NSW Government will provide up to $534 million in funding for the new hospital.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the new hospital would greatly improve health services for the region, which is forecast to grow by more than 40 per cent to 128,000 people by 2031.
“The Tweed Shire is the latest area to benefit from the government’s pledge to enhance regional health services as part of a record hospital-building boom,” Mr Barilaro said.