Project

New Northside Hospital

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
New Northside Hospital

The proposed new Northside Hospital will be built the site of the former Calvary Public Hospital campus in Bruce.

The project's scope of works includes:

  • demolition of existing buildings
  • design and construction of the main hospital building and mental health facility
  • delivery of a 600-space car park, and
  • upgrades to the campus road network.

The new hospital will be owned by the ACT Government, following legislation passed for the compulsory acquisition of Calvary Hospital in May 2023, and will be operated by Canberra Health Services. The hospital is now known as North Canberra Hospital. 

 

Key Dates

May 2024 EOIs Open
Jun 2024 EOIs Close
Jul 2024 Preferred Bidder Selection
Dec 2024 Expected Contract Award

Funding contributions

ACT Government

The $1 billion requirement has not been committed to in any budget to date.

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Major Projects Canberra

PROJECT HISTORY

2016 Chief Minister submits proposal for providing funding for a scoping study to determine what future hospital services will be required in Canberra's north in coming years.
2018 ACT Government carried out a scoping study for expanded northside hospital facilities.
2020 A condition assessment of Calvary Public Hospital infrastructure was undertaken, along with an options analysis for the building of a new northside hospital. The options analysis recommended that a new northside hospital be built, rather than a remediation and expansion of the existing hospital.
2020 A Northside Hospital Project Team was established to undertake scope and early design of the new northside hospital and investigate locations for the hospital.
May 2023 ACT Health Minister introduced a Bill to compulsorily acquire the site of Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce to build the New Northside Hospital.
May 2023 Calvary announced a legal challenge to the Bill.
May 2023 The Health Infrastructure Enabling Act 2023 passed in the Legislative Assembly.
Jun 2023 The Supreme Court dismissed Calvary Health Care's bid to stop the ACT Government's acquisition.
Jun 2023 The ACT Budget 2023-24 allocated $64 million over two years for design works.
Jul 2023 Calvary Public Hospital Bruce transitioned across to Canberra Health Services and is now known as North Canberra Hospital.
Nov 2023 The ACT Government issued a Request for Tender to engage consultants to develop reference designs for the New Northside Hospital, closing 14 December.
Jan 2024 The ACT Government issued a Request for Tender to appoint a consultant to provide quantity surveying and cost planning advice, closing on 27 February 2024.
Feb 2024 Major Project Canberra issued an RFT for a Transaction Manager for the Very Early Contractor Involvement phase of the project, closing 12 March. The contract may include the option to continue as transaction manager for the Early Contractor Involvement and Design and Construction phases of the project.
May 2024 The ACT Government called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the delivery of the Northside Hospital, closing on 20 June. The Government announced the project will be procured under a 'Very Early Contractor Involvement', with the successful tenderer to lead the early planning and constructability for the hospital, carry out enabling works and, subject to the confirmed contracting model and provisions therein, deliver the main works construction of the hospital.