New Women's and Children's Hospital

New Women's and Children's Hospital

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, 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
Feb 2022 Contract Award
2031 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

SA Government


Procuring Agency: SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport
Successful Tenderer: Lendlease
Procurement note:

The project will be delivered using a Managing Contractor procurement model.

The $1.95 billion project will be delivered over two-stages with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport set to work with Lendlease to first finalise the facility design and planning for construction before early works commence on-site.

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.
Feb 2022 The South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport appointed Lendlease as the Managing Contractor to construct the hospital.
Jun 2022 The SA Government in its 2022-23 Budget allocated $1.44 billion over the next four years, including $157 million in FY2022-23. The Budget also confirmed an additional $100 million in funding to deliver 50 additional beds as part of the project – bringing the total estimated cost to $2 billion.
Sep 2022 The South Australian Government announced the SAPOL Barracks site as the new site for the hospital, as well as costs increasing to $3.2 billion.
May 2023 The Government of South Australia released an updated masterplan and ‘Block and Stack’ plans outlining the proposed clinical layout of the $3.2 billion Women’s and Childrens Hospital. The 'Block and Stack' plans outline the proposed clinical layout of the hospital over 10 levels, including six larger footprint levels and four smaller levels.
Dec 2023 The South Australian Government announced that the $306 million package of early works had commenced.