Sod turn kicks off Liverpool Hospital transformation 

The $790 million redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital is now a step closer to delivery, following the recent turning of the first sod to mark the start of main works construction on the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct.

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons dug their shovels into the ground with our project delivery partners to celebrate this significant milestone. As one of the state’s largest health infrastructure projects, the redevelopment will provide communities of south western Sydney with expanded and enhanced healthcare close to home.

Liverpool Hospital General Manager Karen McMenamin said she was excited to see the start of construction on the new six-storey hospital tower. “There’s already been a significant amount of works undertaken to get us to this point, including a huge early works package which saw the demolition of several buildings and many infrastructure upgrades across the hospital campus to prepare the site.”

The first stage of main works construction is due for completion in late 2023 and will deliver a new birthing unit and neonatal intensive care unit, new pathology department and pharmacy, and a new hospital main entrance off Goulburn Street. The project will provide significant employment opportunities both during construction and on completion, paving the way for future generations of nurses, doctors, researchers and educators.

Also launched on the day was the project’s ‘Buraga Gul’ Skilling and Employment Hub – an initiative of principal builder Lendlease to support local workforce participation, skills development and training through partnerships with NSW Health, TAFE and Liverpool City Council.