Caboolture Hospital Expansion

Under Delivery
Caboolture Hospital Expansion

As part of its Building Better Hospitals program, the Queensland Government is investing $400 million into expanding Caboolture Hospital, providing additional capacity of 130 beds. This includes $352.9 million to build a new five-storey clinical services building, $46.6 million to build a new multi-storey carpark, and a refurbishment program. 

The new clinical services building will include:

  • a new and expanded Emergency Department
  • 48 beds in new Medical Wards
  • a 20-bed Rehabilitation Unit
  • a 14-bed Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
  • a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit
  • a 10-bed Palliative Care Unit
  • an eight-bed Cardiac Care Unit and four-bed Chest Pain Assessment Unit
  • six Operating Theatres (including two new theatres) and four Stage One Recovery Spaces, and
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit.

The refurbishment program will include upgrades to the following areas:

  • special care nursery
  • medical day unit
  • morgue
  • medical records facility, pharmacy, and pathology, and
  • main entry, café and visitor lounge.

These works comprise stage two of the hospital's redevelopment, with stage one works, including a Mental Health Short Stay Unit, commencing in November 2019. 

Key Dates

Jun 2017 Project Announcement
Jun 2021 Contract Award
2021 Construction Commencement
2024 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Queensland Government


Successful Tenderer: Lendlease


Jun 2018 The project's business case was completed by Building Queensland.
Jun 2019 In its 2019-20 Budget, the Queensland Government allocated $18.4 million towards the project in FY2019-20.
Aug 2020 The detailed design for the project was completed.
Dec 2020 In its 2020-21 Budget, the Queensland Government allocated $68 million to the project for FY2020-21.
Jun 2021 The Queensland Government announced Lendlease as the successful tenderer to lead construction on Stage Two.
Jun 2021 In its 2021-22 Budget, the Queensland Government allocated $103 million to stage one of the project in FY2021-22.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland |
Infrastructure agency resources
Detailed business case
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