Townsville University Hospital Expansion

Under Delivery
Townsville University Hospital Expansion

The Townsville University Hospital Expansion project will add an additional 143 beds to the existing facility.

The project’s scope of works includes construction of an eight-storey building for rehabilitation and surgery services, comprising:

  • an additional 143-bed capacity
  • 330 additional staff carparks
  • acute and rehabilitation inpatient units
  • operating theatres
  • medical imaging, and
  • a new helipad on level eight of the building.

The project aims to address growing demand for health services throughout the region and maintain health care for a growing population.

Key Dates

Sep 2020 Project Announcement
Oct 2022 EOIs Open
Nov 2022 EOIs Close
Jun 2023 Contract Award
Mar 2024 Construction Commencement
2026 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Queensland Government


Procuring Agency: Queensland Health
Successful Tenderer: BESIX Watpac
Procurement note:

The project is being procured as a part of the Queensland Government's Capacity Expansion Project (CEP). The CEP will deliver $9.8 billion worth of new and upgraded hospitals across 15 separate projects. CEP projects are being procured using a Pre-Qualified Panel model. Under the model, interested parties submit EOIs outlinining the list of projects or ‘bundles of projects’ they wish to participate in. Contractors successfully appointed to the panel will then be selected to participate in a Request for Tenders (RFT) phase for particular projects, or packages of projects.

Related contracts:
Project Managment
Successful Tenderer - Turner & Townsend


Jun 2022 The project was confirmed as having been funded through the Capacity Expansion Program.
Oct 2022 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to join a prequalified panel to deliver Capacity Expansion Program projects was released.
Jun 2023 The Queensland Government announced that BESIX Watpac has been awarded the contract for the project.
Oct 2023 Turner & Townsend was awarded the Project Management contract for the project.
Mar 2024 The Queensland Government announced the commencement of construction, with the first stage comprising the delivery of a temporary helipad and 330 additional staff carparks.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland |