Indicative site map for new Northern Beaches Hospital
Indicative site map for new Northern Beaches Hospital

Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard are encouraging the community to comment on the first of two Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) about the proposed Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest.

This announcement is an important step towards providing better access to health care on the Northern Beaches.

The Stage 1 EIS is on public display until Thursday, 28 November 2013 and enables the community, local residents and stakeholders to provide feedback about the project.

The EIS provides an indicative site layout and seeks permission for Stage 1 works that would see the 6.5 hectare site cleared and other preparatory works completed before main construction works commence in early 2015.

As part of the Stage 1 EIS, a biodiversity offset strategy has been prepared to  mitigate the impacts to the ecosystem known locally as Duffys Forest Ecological Community.

The biodiversity offset strategy would permanently protect a number of threatened  flora and fauna species on a 10-hectare site at Belrose, adjoining Garigal National Park, which will be formally managed as a conservation reserve.

The Northern Beaches Hospital will be built on a 6.5 hectare site bounded by Frenchs Forest Road West (north), Warringah Road (south), Wakehurst Parkway (east) and The Forest High School (west).

Improving the road network and integrating public transport in the area is part of the overall strategic plan for the wider Northern Beaches region.

A reference group involving NSW Health, Roads and Maritime Service, SHOROC, Department of Planning and Infrastructure and Transport for NSW has been established to ensure all key government departments and other stakeholders are coordinated to deliver a holistic road and public transport solution.

The Stage 2 EIS will be lodged with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure in  late 2014, giving the community another chance to comment on the project.

Three proven hospital operators have been invited to submit a Request for Proposal document to design, construct, operate and maintain the Northern Beaches Hospital.

  • Adventist HealthCare Ltd (Sydney Adventist Hospital)
  • Healthscope
  • Ramsay Health Care.

The preferred operator will be selected in 2014. The hospital is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Get involved and have your say.

More information available at the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

Overview of the Stage 1 EIS document.

Northern Beaches Health Service Redevelopment nbhsredev.health.nsw.gov.au or call on 9978 5410.

Read Ministers’ media release here.

  • Danny

    Very Exellent Design new Northern beaches Hospital

  • Danny

    We do need New Northern beaches Hospital

  • disqus_4JJzmOFK4W

    whats wrong with fixing up Mona Vale hospital ?
    Warringah Rd/Wakehurst Pkwy has to be the most idiotic location.
    When it rains Pkwy is blocked form the north. Traffic is already gridlocked in peak hours.
    Its just a total waste of money. Governments and Councils are good at that !

    • http://shoroc.com SHOROC

      Thanks for your comment. We have passed it on to NSW Health who manage the project. See http://nbhsredev.health.nsw.gov.au/ for more.
      NSW Health advises as follows:

      Thank you for your comment about Mona Vale Hospital and the new Northern Beaches Hospital. Mona Vale Hospital has a bright future on the Northern Beaches and will continue to play a crucial role in providing sub-acute health services to the local community over the next 50 years. As part of the Northern Beaches Health Service Redevelopment Project, Mona Vale Hospital will continue to provide a range of important complementary health services to support the acute care delivered at the new Northern Beaches Hospital when it open in 2018.

      Building a large, centrally located hospital at Frenchs Forest means we can provide care for the entire Northern Beaches population. The new hospital will provide more complex services and a higher order of acute care than is currently available at Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals.

      Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services are finalising the preliminary traffic and transport planning work to support the Northern Beaches Hospital, including investigating ways to alleviate flooding on Wakehurst Parkway. A number of options will now be developed for consideration by Government. Once the overall scope of works has been determined, the Northern Beaches community will be consulted on the planning and development of road improvements.