Last week the Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palazxczuk was in Bundaberg to announce the site of the new Bundaberg Hospital.
Ranbury Property Advisor, John Woolley assisted the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service in the selection of the site, providing property advisory services and coordinating a publicly advertised expression of interest campaign which attracted numerous private landowner submissions.
According to the Premier, the selection of the site was imperative to strengthening the Queensland public healthcare system and ensuring it can accommodate future needs.
“Selecting the right site for a new hospital was vital to future-proofing the public healthcare system to meet the changing needs of Wide Bay Burnett regional communities.”
“That’s why the Queensland Government has invested $6.7 million to develop a detailed business case, to investigate the delivery of a brand new, state-of-the-art public hospital on this new site in Bundaberg,” Ms Palazxczuk said.
In assisting the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, Mr Woolley also provided a high-level due diligence report on the selected 60-hectare greenfield site on Bundaberg Ring Road in Thabeban, five kilometres south of the Bundaberg CBD.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board Chair Peta Jamieson was thrilled to share the preferred site with the community and said it paved the way for important master planning work to forge ahead.
“The site is close to the emergency services complex on Wyllie Street, the new Aeromedical Base at the airport and well located for regional patients, carers and families travelling to access health services,” Ms Jamieson said.
“Now that we have a preferred site, the project team will continue its ongoing discussions with stakeholders about internal and external road upgrades and connections, service utilities, emergency service access, public transport and other supporting infrastructure requirements and costs.”
The $6.7 million business case for the hospital development is expected to be delivered to the Government in early 2021.