Celebrating the first 6 months of 2017

Read part one of our two-part special

The Westmead Redevelopment team has looked back on the first six months of 2017, celebrating some milestones for the project.

Below is a summary of part one of our two-part edition of our Project Update newsletter. Part one was published in Project Update 117. Part two was published in Project Update 118, which covered community consultation and Westmead precinct strategy.

Check out what’s been happening in:

Planning and preparing for the future

  • Project user groups (PUGs) transitioned from the schematic design to the detailed design phase.
  • PUGs undertook planning work, preparing services, departments and teams for redeveloped areas, including detailed patient flow mapping.
  • The Westmead Redevelopment project team undertook site visits to other hospitals and services to inform planning.
  • A mock-up inpatient unit room was created for planning, simulations and consumer engagement.


  • New helipad – the new helipad at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead became operational in May.
  • Temporary linkway – the temporary linkway that connects Westmead Hospital to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead opened in March.

Demolition and construction

  • NETS building – demolition of the neonatal and paediatric emergency transport service (NETS) building ran from February to June.

Preparing for the new building

  • The main works tender was awarded to Multiplex Constructions in March 2017.
  • Multiplex arrived on site on 1 July, 2017. Early works for the new central acute services building have started.

Car parking

  • Multi-storey car park – construction work finished in June 2017.
  • Oval car park – the oval car park opened in January 2017, creating another 350 spaces for staff.
  • New Road car park – a landscaped green space near the New Road car park was completed in February 2017.


  • More than 30 per cent of clinical areas at Westmead Hospital will be refurbished between 2017 & 2022.
  • Refurbishment areas include ambulatory care, gastroenterology, aged care, respiratory and intensive care unit.

2017 highlights:

  • Construction kicked off in February for the Westmead Education & Conference Centre (WECC).
  • Construction started in April for A3A (new home for gastroenterology) and the O3Hub (new home for finance, clinical governance and procurement)
  • B6 design development PUGs were completed in early May.
  • The Kids Research Institute site was established in June.

Download the special edition and view photos

Part one - Download the special Project Update 117 edition.

Part two - Download the spcial Project Update 118 edition.

Watch the videos

Coinciding with our 6 month celebration, we released two videos - footage of the construction of the multi-storey car park and site preparation on the acute services building worksite.

Multi-storey car park construction

Site preparation for acute services building

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