The NSW Government’s $80 million commitment to redevelop the Temora Hospital has taken a key step forward with the appointment of the team to oversee the project.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the government is committed to delivering enhanced health services and future-proofing care for the local community.
“An experienced team of project managers, architects and cost managers who have worked on a range of health infrastructure projects in both metro and regional areas have been engaged to progress master planning for the Temora Hospital redevelopment,” Ms Cooke said.
“The appointment of the project team is a key milestone in the advancement of healthcare for the region and will ensure we can move ahead and deliver the best possible hospital to support the health needs of the Temora community now and into the future.”
The project team includes:
• Capital Insight as the Project Managers
• HDR as the Architect
Nationals Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the immediate focus for the redevelopment team includes commencing the master planning for the hospital.
“With the project team on board, we will be consulting with key stakeholders including clinicians, staff, patients and the local community to inform the project’s planning and design,” Mrs Taylor said.
“It’s an exciting project for the entire Temora community and the NSW Government is committed to ensuring regional communities like Temora have access to quality healthcare and modern health facilities that meet the needs of the region.
“The full range of services and infrastructure to be delivered as part of the redevelopment will be identified through the planning phase.”
The $80 million Temora Health Service redevelopment is part of the NSW Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years to 2025-26, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.
Since 2011, the government has delivered more than 180 health capital works projects across NSW, with more than 130 projects currently underway – of those, more than 90 are in rural and regional areas.