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Next stage of Tweed Valley Hospital underway

Next stage of Tweed Valley Hospital underway


The next stage of the $582 million investment in health for Tweed and the Far North Coast has now commenced.

NSW Health Infrastructure lodged Stage 2 of its State Significant Development (SSD) planning application for the Tweed Valley Hospital with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on Friday 27 September 2019.

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Posted 08 Oct 2019
Sod turn kicks off works for the new Tweed Valley Hospital

Sod turn kicks off works for the new Tweed Valley Hospital


A sod-turning ceremony has marked the countdown to the start of construction on the state-of-the art Tweed Valley Hospital.

Health Infrastructure’s Chief Executive and project team joined Northern NSW Local Health District, hospital staff and political representatives to celebrate the major milestone.

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Posted 10 Jul 2019
Stage 1 planning approval granted for new Tweed Valley Hospital

Stage 1 planning approval granted for new Tweed Valley Hospital

Following extensive community and government agency consultation on the Tweed Valley Hospital, the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the overall hospital concept, and consent to undertake early works on the site, has been approved.

The NSW Government approved the Stage 1 State Significant Development (SSD) application for the new Tweed Valley Hospital last week.

Posted 17 Jun 2019
Free workshop for local businesses

Free workshop for local businesses

A free workshop for local businesses wanting to work on the Tweed Valley Hospital project will be held in Kingscliff on Tuesday 4 June.

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Posted 30 May 2019
Tweed Valley Skills Centre

Tweed Valley Skills Centre

An exciting joint initiative between TAFE NSW and the Tweed Valley Hospital project for the new ‘Tweed Valley Skills Centrehas been announced by the Minister responsible for TAFE NSW, Adam Marshall, with Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest.

The initiative demonstrates the long-term benefits of the new hosptial's location immediately adjacent to the TAFE NSW Kingscliff campus.

A Prototype and Simulation Suite, in addition to a Skills and Employment Hub, will see the new Tweed Valley Skills Centre provide education, training, and employment opportunities for the local community and ensure that the benefits of the new hospital extend beyond the delivery of new hospital buildings.

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Posted 27 Feb 2019
A message from your Local Health District - Industry Briefing

A message from your Local Health District - Industry Briefing

Lendlease our early works contractor will shortly be going to tender for the next round of work packages associated with the Tweed Valley Hospital development, including the construction of worker’s accommodation and offices, bulk earthworks, road and civil works,  piling and services infrastructure.

The tender will include the opportunity for local businesses to apply.

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Posted 06 Feb 2019
Lendlease Industry Briefing Session

Lendlease Industry Briefing Session

Tweed Shire and Northern NSW businesses are set to benefit from the construction of the new Tweed Valley Hospital when early works commence in the coming months, with an industry briefing being held next week to inform locally businesses of the packages and opportunities that will be available.

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Posted 06 Feb 2019
Engaging with our stakeholders

Engaging with our stakeholders

Health Infrastructure is a government agency responsible for delivering public health infrastructure on behalf of NSW Health. This includes the Tweed Valley Hospital Development.

Health Infrastructure engages at all times in a professional and respectful manner with all our stakeholders across government, industry and the community.

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Posted 03 Feb 2019
Response to EIS Submissions report released

Response to EIS Submissions report released

The project team has provided a report that responds to submissions from community members, as well as Government departments and agencies, during the extended public exhibition of the Stage 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new hospital.

The report has been lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) and will be published on their website.

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Posted 01 Feb 2019
Artist impressions released of Tweed Valley Hospital

Artist impressions released of Tweed Valley Hospital

Residents of the Tweed can take their first look at the concept plans for the $534 million Tweed Valley Hospital, which have been shaped by clinicians, staff and the local community.

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Posted 30 Jan 2019
A message from your Local Health District - Concept design

A message from your Local Health District - Concept design


Today I am excited to share the concept designs for our new Tweed Valley Hospital. This is the first glimpse of what our new hospital may look like when it opens in 2022.

Our new hospital will be nearly double the size of the current Tweed Hospital and will provide and extended range of medical and surgical services, as recommended through consultation with clinicians, hospital staff and the community.

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Posted 26 Jan 2019
Response to Relocate's incorrect allegations

Response to Relocate's incorrect allegations


Health Infrastructure (HI) understands that the Relocate organisation may have publicly issued the attached statement, entitled “The Half Billion Dollar Cover-up” dated 18 January 2019.

The Statement makes incorrect allegations regarding the Tweed Valley Hospital site selection process, works presently being carried out at the site, and the conduct of HI project team members and other people involved in the project.

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Posted 25 Jan 2019
A message from your Local Health District - Progress update

A message from your Local Health District - Progress update


Happy New Year and welcome to the first in a series of updates about the progress of the Tweed Valley Hospital. It’s an exciting year ahead with work underway on our new hospital for the Tweed-Byron region.

A hospital with state-of-the-art facilities built on a carefully selected site, it presents a rare opportunity for clinicians, staff and the community to design something special from a blank canvas.

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Posted 19 Jan 2019
Council refers planning for essential environmental protection works to NSW Ombudsman

Council refers planning for essential environmental protection works to NSW Ombudsman


NSW Health notes that Tweed Shire Council intends to refer the planning pathway for the essential environmental protection works on the Tweed Valley Hospital site to the NSW Ombudsman.

Health Infrastructure complies with all relevant State and Commonwealth planning, building and environmental regulations on all its projects, and it is no different for the Tweed Valley Hospital project.

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Posted 18 Jan 2019
Extensive investigations confirm no EPBC referral required for hospital project

Extensive investigations confirm no EPBC referral required for hospital project


Extensive investigations conducted by independent experts are categoric that there will be no significant impact on matters of national environmental significance from development of the Tweed Valley Hospital or the essential environmental protection works currently underway on the site.

There is therefore no basis or requirement to refer the project to the Commonwealth under Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999.

 

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Posted 18 Jan 2019
Sediment control on the Tweed Valley Hospital site

Sediment control on the Tweed Valley Hospital site


Site contamination investigations conducted by independent experts in 2018 identified some small areas of pre-existing surface contamination on the Tweed Valley Hospital site.

These areas have been temporarily capped and securely fenced off from the rest of the site to make them safe and the work site has been inspected by an independent environmental consultant.

Remediation Action Plans have also been developed for these areas and this work will be carried out under strict controls and independently audited following approval of the State Significant Development application.

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Posted 18 Jan 2019
Safety-related concerns raised by CFMEU addressed

Safety-related concerns raised by CFMEU addressed


The principal contractor currently in control of the Tweed Valley Hospital site, Woollam Constructions, notified Health Infrastructure on the 16 January 2019 that the CFMEU (Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union) had raised safety-related concerns around the generator serving the site amenities.

Woollam Constructions have confirmed that all matters raised by the CFMEU at the site visit on the16 January were immediately reviewed and have been appropriately addressed. The essential environmental protection works currently underway on the site are continuing.

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Posted 16 Jan 2019
Response to EIS Submissions Underway

Response to EIS Submissions Underway

Health Infrastructure would like to thank the community and stakeholders for lodging submissions and providing feedback during the public exhibition period for the Tweed Valley Hospital Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and site-specific State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP).

 

The project team is busy reviewing the submissions and working through solutions to address concerns raised by the community and government agencies.

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Posted 20 Dec 2018
InTouch: Special Edition - December 2018

InTouch: Special Edition - December 2018

A key priority of the Tweed Valley Hospital Project Team is to ensure our staff, stakeholders, and the community are kept fully informed.

Throughout the consultation process, many rumours and misinformation surrounding the Tweed Valley Hospital are coming to light. Our goal is the ensure staff, stakeholders, and the community are informed with the facts, and that myths are dispelled, to avoid unnecessary confusion.

To fact-check some of the rumours surrounding the project, click here

Posted 19 Dec 2018
Major tender awarded to progress Tweed Valley Hospital

Major tender awarded to progress Tweed Valley Hospital

The Tweed Valley Hospital project has taken another step forward, with Lendlease Building appointed to progress the next stage of planning and design, and subject to planning approvals undertake early works for the new hospital.
The announcement marks the latest milestone in the delivery of the brand-new state-of-the-art major referral hospital for the people of the Tweed-Byron region.

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Posted 19 Dec 2018
Community exhibition period extended for SEPP and EIS

Community exhibition period extended for SEPP and EIS

The public exhibition period for the Tweed Valley Hospital Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the site specific State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) has been extended to 13 December 2018 to ensure that all members of the community are able to have their say during this significant milestone in the project process.

The Department of Planning and Environment extended the exhibition period for an additional two weeks.


 

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Posted 04 Dec 2018
Community feedback sought on new hospital

Community feedback sought on new hospital

The NSW Government is calling for feedback on the concept proposed and planning controls for the new $582 million state-of-the-art Tweed Hospital. 

From the 1st November to 13th December 2018, the Department of Planning and Environment is calling for community feedback on two separate proposals associated with the hospital.

 

 

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Posted 12 Nov 2018
Tweed Valley Hospital site now acquired

Tweed Valley Hospital site now acquired

Another major milestone in the delivery of the brand new state-of-the-art Tweed Valley Hospital has occurred, with ownership of the site opposite Kingscliff TAFE transferred to the NSW Government on 2 November 2018. Preliminary site works have commenced with the immediate taks being to ensure appropriate environmental control measures are in place.

 

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Posted 05 Nov 2018
InTouch: Special Edition - October 2018

InTouch: Special Edition - October 2018

A key priority of the Tweed Valley Hospital Project Team is to ensure our staff, stakeholders, and the community are kept fully informed.

Throughout the consultation process, many rumours and misinformation surrounding the Tweed Valley Hospital are coming to light. Our goal is the ensure staff, stakeholders, and the community are informed with the facts, and that myths are dispelled, to avoid unnecessary confusion.

To fact-check some of the rumours surrounding the project,  click here

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Posted 31 Oct 2018
Lodgement of Environmental Impact Statement marks progress

Lodgement of Environmental Impact Statement marks progress

A further milestone in the Tweed Valley Hospital planning process has now been achieved with the lodgement today of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Stage 1 State Significant Development (SSD) planning application.

The EIS is the first of two SSD planning submissions for the project, and seeks an overall approval for the hospital concept and consent to commence early and enabling works on the site.

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Posted 24 Oct 2018
Major tender released for design and construction

Major tender released for design and construction

A major milestone in the delivery of the Tweed Valley Hospital occurred on 12 October with the release of the major tender seeking early contractor involvement in the planning, design and delivery of the new hospital.

NSW Health are seeking very early input to the design of the new hospital from the successful contractor. This will allow the experience and innovative ideas from the building sector to work together with Health Infrastructure, Northern NSW Local Health District and the community to ensure every step, from the design to the commissioning of the hospital, reflects best-practice.

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Posted 19 Oct 2018
Preliminary works underway on Tweed Valley Hosptial

Preliminary works underway on Tweed Valley Hosptial

Preparations are underway for the new $534 Tweed Valley Hospital, following the announcement this week of the preliminary works tender being placed for the hospital site.

This is an important step in delivering the Tweed Valley Hospital at 771 Cudgen Road, opposite Kingscliff TAFE, on schedule.

 

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Posted 10 Oct 2018
Community helps shape Tweed Valley Hospital

Community helps shape Tweed Valley Hospital

The Tweed Valley Hospital project has appointed a community panel to help shape the vision for the new state-of-the -art hospital.

The Community Reference Panel (the Panel) consists of about 50 community members and will play an important role in the planning and design of the regional referral hospital.

 

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Posted 09 Sep 2018