Project

New Northside Hospital

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
New Northside Hospital

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

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. 

Funding contributions

ACT Government

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

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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2023)
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Australian Capital Territory |
Resources
Government resources
2016/10/07
ACT Health report Ma 2023
Media releases
2023/05/11
2023/05/30
Project pages
ACT Health Project Page