The Queensland Government's 2017-18 Budget allocated $3 million for detailed planning of the redevelopment of Toowoomba Hospital, located 100km west of Brisbane.
In September 2018, the Queensland Government announced the Baillie Henderson site as the preferred site on which a new Toowoomba hospital will be built. The preferred site on Cranley Street is 6.5km north of the existing hospital.
In June 2020, the master plans for the project were revealed, outlining the timeline of the redevelopment, hospital designs and technology advancements. The proposed hospital design will include:
- a cancer care centre
- acute mental health building, and
- dedicated spaces for automated guided vehicles to deliver goods around the hospital.
There is also provision for research, education, commercial and community spaces and services in the plans.
Following the release of the master plans, the detailed business case was put forward for assessment by Darling Downs Health and Building Queensland. This is expected to be completed in late-2020.
|Jun 2017||Project Announcement|
|2016||Preliminary business case prepared|
|Jun 2017||The QLD Government announce the redevelopment of the hospital|
|Dec 2017||Building Queensland (BQ) added the project to its Infrastructure Pipeline Report, which put the estimated cost of the hospital redevelopment between $450-750 million.|
|Sep 2018||The Queensland Government announced the Baillie Henderson site as the preferred site|
|Jun 2020||Master plans released|
Building Queensland - Infrastructure Pipeline Report - December 2018