The NSW Government has committed $11.8 million towards the Shoalhaven Hospital Car Park project, which will deliver a new multi-deck car park as well as new ground level car parking. When complete, the project will provide an additional 220 parking spaces to meet current and future demand from patients, staff and visitors.
As part of planning for the car park upgrade, the hospital has undertaken master planning for the entire hospital site to ensure any future hospital enhancements and expansion on the campus will not be compromised.
This master planning is an essential part of informing how best to respond to the health service needs of the Shoalhaven community.
The multi deck car park project is the first step to prepare the site for the future.
- Sixty ground level spaces were constructed as early works in 2018 to provide additional parking during construction of the multi-deck car park.
- The main works for the multi-storey car park commenced in the first week of February 2019.
- The ground level concrete slab was poured in late May 2019.
Temporary Parking Plans
The project team have worked with Council to ensure the temporary parking arrangements during construction of the car park are effective and minimise impact to neighbours and local community.
To support parking options in the area, the project team developed a temporary parking strategy which has been thoroughly communicated to staff and emphasised to be mindful of neighbours when parking on surrounding streets.
The project team has worked hard to respond to community requests to review parking options and they have delivered updated temporary parking strategy which will alleviate some of the impact during construction through maintenance of 65 onsite spaces for the public.
Health Infrastructure and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District will keep the community and staff informed as the car park project progresses.
The multi-storey car park project is progressing well and is on schedule to be completed by the end of this year.
In early September 2019, the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian along with local MPs Shelley Hancock and Gareth Ward, visited the site for a topping out ceremony (image below).
In building construction, topping out (sometimes referred to as topping off) is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction.
For the multi-storey car park, a beautiful native Jackeroo tree was hoisted via crane to the tallest part of the structure (image below).
Also pictured: The Multi-Storey Carpark Team.
The project is overseen by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Health Infrastructure NSW.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the project team at ISLHD-CapitalWorks@health.nsw.gov.au