Bundaberg hospital


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Bundaberg hospital

Prospective pipeline

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.

Credibly proposed

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New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

The Queensland Government is delivering a new hospital that will service Bundaberg and the Wide Bay region. The current Bundaberg Hospital is reaching capacity and opportunities to expand healthcare services are limited. The preferred site is state-owned land to the west of Kay McDuff Drive, about 5km south of Bundaberg’s CBD.

The business case will consider options for staged construction in order to make some services available prior to completion of the entire project. The business case will also examine the size and scope of the hospital's clinical services, road and public transport infrastructure, car-parking, and opportunities to locate associated health business nearby. The new site will need to meet be around 15-20 hectares in size, in an accessible location within 17km of the CBD, have good transport links and strong flood protection.




QLD Government: $6.7 million

In June 2019 the Queensland Government announced $6.7 million in funding towards developing a business case for a new Bundaberg Hospital. A significant portion of this funding will be put towards design costs once a preferred option has been chosen.



Project History

November 2020: Public consultation for the new proposed Bundaberg Hospital design opened. A preliminary concept layout was released. Complete concept designs are expected to be released in February 2021.

July 2020: QLD Government announced the preferred site is state-owned land to the west of Kay McDuff Drive, about 5km south of Bundaberg’s CBD. The public consultation process for possible sites delivered up more than 20 submissions regarding private landholdings.

Aug 2019: QLD Government announced search for new site for hospital. They called for interested landowners to come forward and list their properties for consideration. Once expressions of interest have been received they will be assessed against the selection criteria.

Jun 2019: QLD Government announced $6.7 million towards business case development.

April 2019: Preliminary Business Case completed



Further Information

Building Queensland, in partnership with Queensland Health and Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, is currently undertaking a detailed business case for a new Bundaberg Hospital.

As part of the business case a new site for the hospital will be located given the site of the current hospital is prone to flooding, has space restraints and inefficient layouts.


Last reviewed: 09/12/2020

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