June start for $52m NQ hospital project
The project is expected to create more than 200 jobs, with CPB committing to using 80 percent local contractors.
Mater chairman Patrick Brady said the redevelopment had involved many years of detailed planning.
``A project of this size not only delivers increased health services it creates a boost to the local economy through construction jobs and increased employment opportunities in the health care sector,’’ he said.
Mr Brady said CPB Contractors had constructed some of Australia’s newest and most important health facilities, including the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.
``CPB Contractors not only had the construction track record and expertise they are also committed to using 80 percent local contractors,” Mr Brady said.
The Stage One development will include a dedicated new entry to the hospital, new medical imaging facilities, an expanded day surgery and an additional four operating theatres integrated into the hospital’s Lothair St wing.
Preliminary work on the site began this week (April 26) with Ergon Energy removing power poles and lights.
More enabling work on the site will be undertaken in the coming weeks ahead of the June construction start.