New Women's and Children's Hospital

Under Procurement
New Women's and Children's Hospital

The New Women's and Children's Hospital will be located next to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital on Port Road in North Adelaide. The scope of works for the new hospital include: 

  • 500 treatment spaces
  • 170 outpatient rooms
  • 43 Emergency Department treatment spaces
  • 14 Women's Assessment Service treatment spaces
  • two air bridges and a bridge over the rail line onsite
  • a 1215-space car park
  • site preparation works associated to clearing the site, including re-location of existing services
  • expansion of Port Road Bridge to include an additional lane for vehicles
  • a new pedestrian and cyclist path along the southern side of Port Road
  • connections to the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital site, and
  • intersection upgrades, road realignments and associated works.

In addition, the project will include environmentally sustainable design features such as rainwater capture and storage, design for waste-to-landfill minimisation, resilient design to withstand climate change events and low emissions building materials. The facility will also become Australia’s first all-electric hospital, and will not be connected to the gas network.

Key Dates

Jul 2021 EOIs Open
Aug 2021 EOIs Close
2026 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

SA Government


Procuring Agency: SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport
Related contracts:
Successful Tenderer - A+ Joint Venture (Led by Woods Bagot)

Cost Manager
Successful Tenderer - Rider Levett Bucknall

Successful Tenderer - IGHE Joint Venture (Led by WSP)


Jun 2020 Procurement for Professional Service Contractors was finalised in June 2020 with A+ Joint Venture chosen as the Architect, IGHE Joint Venture as the Engineer and Rider Levett Bucknall as the Cost Manager.
Jun 2021 The 2021-22 South Australian Budget revealed the project's estimated total cost as $1.95 billion. The Budget allocated $1.1 billion over the forward estimates, including $84 million in FY2021-22.
Jun 2021 The South Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport commenced a market sounding process for a Managing Contractor to oversee delivery of the New Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Jul 2021 The Master Plan was released, which revealed the scope of works includes 43 Emergency Department treatment spaces.
Jul 2021 The SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport, on behalf of SA Health, opened Expressions of Interest for a Managing Contractor to deliver the project, with EOIs closing 17 August.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
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