Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The $450 million new Maitland Hospital is being built to accommodate the increasing health needs of the growing city of Maitland and the surrounding Hunter Valley region. The hospital will be both the rural referral hospital for the Hunter Valley and the major district hospital for local residents of the Lower Hunter.
The range of services at the new hospital will include emergency care, surgical care, acute care, maternity care, paediatric care, inpatient medical and surgical beds, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care, chemotherapy and ambulatory care.
Maitland was one of five initial locations selected for the NSW Government's regional hospitals partnerships programme.
Under the partnership plan, the successful private operators would redevelop the hospitals and then run them on behalf of the NSW Government for a fixed term.
The $1 billion regional hospital redevelopments were first committed to at the NSW 2015 State election.
EOIs for the development of Maitland Hospital closed in late 2016, after sufficient interest from the private sector.
However, the NSW Government has since reversed its decision to partner with the private sector to redevelop and operate the hospitals. In July 2017, it announced that only not-for-profit providers would be eligible to bid, and then in January 2018, the Government announced that the new hospital will be publicly run and procured through traditional methods.
This announcement follows a similar policy reversal for the four other hospitals in the regional hospitals partnerships programme, all of which will also be procured via traditional procurement methods, and be operated by the public sector.
Enabling works commenced at the project site in Metford in November 2017, and are being carried out by Donnelley Constructions. The enabling works are expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Also in November 2017, the NSW Minister for Planning declared the project eligible to be State Significant Infrastructure (SSI), paving the way for the project to submit an official application for SSI. The application was submitted in January 2018, with the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) issued in February 2018. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been completed and was released for public consultation at the end of June 2018. Public consultation closes on 19 July 2018.
In September 2018, the NSW Government announced that Multiplex was awarded the main works contract. Construction is expected to commence in early 2019, with the new hospital scheduled to open in 2022.
Last reviewed: 02/10/2018