John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct

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

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.

Under procurement

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.

Recently closed

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

New Zealand

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

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement, Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The redevelopment will include the construction of a new seven-storey Acute Services Building and the expansion and refurbishment of the existing facility including:

  • a new and expanded emergency department
  • new and expanded critical care services
  • new operating theatres, interventional and imaging services
  • a new birthing suite and inpatient maternity unit
  • a neonatal intensive care unit and special care nursery
  • larger and redeveloped inpatient units
  • increased interventional and imaging services
  • clinical and non-clinical support services
  • improved road access to the campus
  • rooftop helipad
  • two adult inpatient units
  • pharmacy and food services, and
  • hospital executive and service administration space and support services.

The project will commence during the current term of government.

In August 2019, Health Infrastructure NSW released the Master Plan for the Precinct. Health Infrastructure NSW is coordinating a project team to progress the Master Plan. This team comprises BVN, TSA Management, Steensen Varming, Northrop, Warren Smith and Partners, and Altus Group.




NSW Government:  A$780 million

Prior to being re-elected at the 2019 NSW State election, the NSW Government committed $780 million to redevelop John Hunter Hospital. The 2019-20 NSW Budget provided $3.5 million in FY2019-20 to commence early works on the project. The 2020-21 NSW Budget allocated a further $16 million for FY2020-21.


Project History

Feb 2021: The SEARs were reissued as a single development application.

Nov 2020: 2020-21 New South Wales Budget allocated $16 million in the financial year for the development of the project.

Oct 2020: The NSW Government released the concept design for the project.

August 2019: Health Infrastructure NSW released the Master Plan for the Precinct.


Last reviewed: 03/03/2021

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