Shoalhaven Hospital will get a new multi-deck car park with more than 220 spaces, reaffirming the NSW Government’s commitment to providing improved access to state-of-the art health facilities to the Shoalhaven region.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward visited the hospital today to announce tenders had been called for the $9.8 million parking upgrades, increasing the hospital’s parking capacity to 550 spaces.
“The Government is dedicated to improving hospital car parking across the State, and will continue to deliver purpose-built infrastructure that meets the current and future needs of the Shoalhaven area,” Ms Berejiklian said.
In addition to the five split-level multi-deck car park to be built on the health campus, an additional 60 ground-level car parking spaces will also be delivered.
“The provision of additional parking at Shoalhaven Hospital has been long overdue and I thank the community for their efforts over what has been a long campaign to get this done,” Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock said.
“Once this project is complete, patients, visitors and staff will have easier, safer access to the hospital and will no longer have to walk unacceptable distances to reach services.”
As part of planning for the car park upgrade, the hospital has undertaken master planning for the entire hospital site to ensure any future hospital enhancements and expansion on the campus will not be compromised.
“Together, the Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and I have worked hard to secure $9.8 million in funding from the New South Wales Government in the State Budget to deliver this important car parking upgrade at the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital,” Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward said.
“This investment will make a real difference in peoples’ lives – for patients, visitors and staff who travel to this facility and I will continue to fight for our fair share of funding.”
The successful tenderer will be announced in the coming weeks.
The GP Super Clinic will contribute an additional $1 million to the NSW Government’s funding.
Construction is set to begin on the ground-level parking in mid-2018, shortly followed by work on the new multi-storey car park.