News Date: 17 Dec 2017
The NT State Government has announced that a significant milestone has been hit on the $72 million Royal Darwin Hospital Redevelopment Project.
The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the official opening of the new RDH foyer marks the completion of works on public spaces at the busy hospital.
“Today we are opening the new foyer which features contemporary design elements and plenty of natural light and open space,” she said.
“Included in the new foyer are new Phlebotomy and Transit Lounge areas, Aboriginal Liaison Offices, an RTM office and an updated lift lobby."
Minister Fyles said the jointly funded project included more than $60 million in Territory Government funding and almost $12 million in Federal funding.
“As well as providing staff, patients and visitors with a purpose built contemporary space the project has also resulted in increased services, including adolescent beds on the new refurbished paediatric ward, an expanded Phlebotomy and eye clinic services, a new transit lounge, a new Allied Health Facility and upgrades to hospital wards and bathrooms," she said.
“I’d like to recognise and thank the staff and patients for their patience during this time of construction and also the builders Halikos, Sitzler, Probuild and Wolpers Grahl who have significantly boosted health services through their work on this project.”
Minister Fyles said the public works are completed work in this redevelopment project, but included works, such as air conditioning upgrades, are continuing.
Other major developments to improve health services at RDH including:
· Construction underway for the multi-storey car park
· Construction underway for the PET scanner facility
· Construction underway on bathrooms upgrades on ward 2A
· Construction tender released for the Cyclotron facility and expansion of the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre
Works are also expected to commence on a new landscaping project at RDH which will see a new grassed area at the front entrance and a new wellness park that will support patient outcomes and provide a culturally appropriate outdoor space for patients, families and visitors.
Works are now underway on the redevelopment of Edwardstown Oval in Marion, after the project received $4 million in funding from the Australian Government.
The Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTP Alliance) consisting of McConnell Dowell, Mott MacDonald and Arup have been awarded the contract that will see the Oaklands Park level crossing removed.
Works are progressing well on the Northlink WA project’s southern section, with traffic now diverted from Tonkin Highway to Collier Road.
Stage 2 of the Exmouth Boat Harbour upgrade has now been completed, paving the way for job opportunities and economic growth for the area.
Several notorious blackspots are set to receive upgrades thanks to $22 million worth of funding from the South Australian State Government to improve safety across Adelaide’s roads.