Planning progress

We are now 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 have been prepared by the architectural and engineering design team, in collaboration with clinicians, operational staff and community members.
  • 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
  • The Stage 2 SSD application was lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 27 September 2019 and is now on public exhibition. Click here to find out more 

We are on track to complete the new Tweed Valley Hospital before the end of 2022 and open to patients in 2023.


The journey ahead 

Early works commenced on the site in July 2019 to prepare the site for construction of the hospital buildings and are well underway.
The Stage 2 SSD application is currently on public exhibition until 8 November 2019. Following this, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will assess the Stage 2 SSD application and consider all community and agency submissions, prior to a determination being made.
Main works will commence on the site once planning approvals are in place and consent conditions satisfied, with the new hospital due to be completed before the end of 2022 and open to patients in 2023.
Click here to view the project timeline.