Have your say on a new acute services building at Westmead Hospital

A proposal by Health Infrastructure for a new acute services building at Westmead Hospital is on exhibition for community consultation.

The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal which seeks to:

 construct a building with a maximum of 13 storeys for acute inpatient care services with emergency departments, operating theatres, surgical wards, intensive care services, clinical and medical support services and a University
of Sydney Innovation Centre for teaching and learning support
 a helipad on the uppermost roof of the building
 a forecourt area with two levels of underground parking, drop off and pick up areas and landscaping
 pedestrian bridges to other parts of the hospital
 a loading dock that is accessible from Redbank Road.

A spokesperson for the Department of Planning and Environment said the local community always has an opportunity to share their views.

“Community consultation is an integral part of the planning process and the applicant will have to respond to the feedback we receive,” the spokesperson said.

“This feedback is taken into consideration as part of the assessment.

“It’s easy to participate by going online and we encourage everyone to take a look and have their say.”

To make a submission or view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions can be made until Friday, 19 August 2016.

Written submissions can also be made to:

Department of Planning and Environment
Attn: Director – Social and Other Infrastructure Assessments
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001

The application and EIS are also available to view in person at:

 Department of Planning and Environment, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney
 City of Parramatta Council, 126 Church Street, Parramatta Department of Planning and Environment media contact: (02) 9228 6128