Hospital car park development kicks off
The car park project, carried out under head contractor Paynters, is backed by a $19.75 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan.
Mater Private Hospital Townsville executive officer Libbie Linley said the project was an important milestone in the delivery of the hospital’s Master Plan to improve health services for people living in the region.
Ms Linley said the six-storey car park followed stage one of the Master Plan – the $52 million Mercy Centre built last year.
The project will include demolition of Halberstater House, named after Mater Townsville’s founding medical superintendent, Dr Leslie Halberstater.
Federal Member for Herbert Philip Thompson said the Federal Government had been eager to support the project through the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
“NAIF is about building infrastructure that strengthens communities and the economy,” Mr Thompson said.
“This project will make life easier for Townsville patients and support the jobs of hundreds of Townsville workers.”
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