The 2018-19 State Budget confirmed a $582 million investment in health for the Tweed Valley, including a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital with greater capacity and capability to serve the Tweed-Byron community, as well as interim upgrades at The Tweed Hospital.
The vision for the Tweed Valley Hospital Development is to deliver a life-changing healthcare solution for the Tweed-Byron region.
The new hospital will deliver:
- more beds
- an expanded emergency department
- enhanced surgical and medical services
- enhanced ambulatory services and outpatient clinics
- cardiac catheterisation laboratory (new service)
- integrated cancer care service, including radiotherapy (new service)
Following a comprehensive site selection and community consultation process, land at 771 Cudgen Road, opposite Kingscliff TAFE, was aquired for the new hospital campus on 2 November 2018.
The new hospital is a State Significant Development (SSD). The project will be assessed and approved under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
. Under Part 4, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required to outline the project activities, any potential environmental impacts, and proposed mitigation measures to manage those impacts.
The EIS for the Stage 1 SSD application was lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment in October 2018 and was placed on public exhibition from 1 November to 13 December 2018. For more information click here
The Tweed Valley Hospital project consists of:
- Delivery of a new major referral hospital to provide the health services required to meet the needs of the growing population of the Tweed-Byron region, in conjunction with the other hospitals and community health centres across the region
- Master planning for additional health, education, training and research facilities necessary to support these health services, which will be developed with service partners over time. These areas will be used initially for construction site/compound and at-grade car parking
- Delivery of the supporting infrastructure required for the new hospital, including greenspace and other amenity spaces, campus roads and car parking, external road upgrades and connections, utilities connections, and other site infrastructure.
If you would like to know more, contact the Integrated Project Team directly here