Planning progress

We are now just over one-third of the way into the 5+ year process of planning, designing and delivering the new Tweed Valley Hospital. Significant progress has been made following the announcement of funding for a new hospital for the Tweed-Byron region in June 2017. 
  • The Tweed Valley Hospital site on Cudgen Rd opposite Kingscliff TAFE was acquired by the NSW Government on 2 November 2018. A comprehensive site selection process was undertaken and the summary of this process and the outcomes is included in the Site Selection Summary Report.
  • The master plan for the hospital campus and concept design for the hospital buildings has been prepared by the architectural and engineering design team, in collaboration with clinicians, operational staff and community members.
  • The first of a two stage State Significant Development (SSD) application, including Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), was lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) in October 2018. It was placed on extended public exhibition from 1 November to 13 December 2018. NSW Health has responded to all feedback received during the exhibition period in a formal report, lodged with DPE in late January 2019. This report and supplementary information is available on DPE’s website. Learn more about the planning approval process.
  • The NSW Government approved the Stage 1 State Significant Development (SSD) application for the new Tweed Valley Hospital on 11 June 2019, following extensive community and government agency consultation. The determination is available on the Department of Planning and Environment website

We are on track to complete the new Tweed Valley Hospital before the end of 2022.

The journey ahead 

Now the Stage 1 planning approval is granted, early works will commence in July 2019 to prepare the site for construction of the hospital buildings.

The Stage 2 State Significant Development planning will seek approval for the hospital’s design and is expected to be lodged mid-late 2019. Pending planning approval we will commence main building works on the site by the end of 2019.
The Tweed Valley Hospital is on schedule to be completed before the end of 2022.
Click here to view the project timeline.