Premier launches central concept

Posted 06 Oct 2015

Premier Mike Baird today revealed the new concept design for Stage 1 of the $900 million Westmead Redevelopment.

“The redevelopment will deliver a world-class health city that the  growing population of Western Sydney deserves,” Mr Baird said.
“We want to ensure we use all the skills of Western Sydney local industries so that funding for the project is invested back into the community and the local economy.”

The new look Westmead starts with the $900 million Stage 1 acute services building, which will house the complex and critical care services in a multi-storey facility including new state-of-the-art operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a new emergency department. It will cater for adult and paediatric patients.
NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said centralising services in the acute services building will improve treatment for critically-ill, trauma and surgical patients.
“The completed project will also provide greater integration, particularly between the two hospitals and two research institutes,” Mrs Skinner said.
“Westmead precinct partners have worked together to ensure better approaches to services and facility planning, patient access, transport and car parking.
More than 12,000 people work and visit Westmead daily and consultation with staff, clinicians and community members has been key in developing the new design.
The first works are now underway on site with critical upgrades to power, water, gas and other essential services and work will soon begin on the first stage of new car parking for patients, staff and visitors.


More information

Premier's vision for a new health city

See the fly-through concept video

Central concept and planning project

Concept artist impressions

Media release

Stage 1 overview fact sheet (updated 3 June 2016)

The redevelopment will deliver a world-class health city that the growing population of Western Sydney deserves.Mike Baird, Premier of NSW