Concept design released for new multistorey car park at Launceston General Hospital

Guy Barnett, Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to progress a new multistorey carpark at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH), with concept designs released and a Development Application to be lodged in coming days.

Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Guy Barnett, said it’s another important milestone in our $580 million commitment to upgrade facilities at the LGH over the next 10 years to accommodate future demand for health services.

“Tasmania’s health system has come a long way over the past decade, and under our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, we are continuing to deliver state-of-the-art builds at all major hospitals,” Minister Barnett said.

“The LGH Masterplan identified parking and access as key considerations in providing improved access to the hospital precinct for patients, staff and visitors, and we are taking action to rectify this.

“The new multistorey car park will provide over 470 parking spaces within the LGH Precinct, which in turn will improve access to the expanded health care services that will be delivered through the Masterplan.

“Construction of a new multistorey carpark has been prioritised and will address the parking needs of all users of the LGH precinct – which I know will be a relief for staff, patients and visitors.”

During construction of the multistorey carpark, the Department of Health will offset the temporary loss of parking from the current ground level carpark by creating a temporary hospital carpark at the vacant site of the former Anne O’Byrne building.

Early planning for the temporary carpark is underway, and works are planned to commence later in 2024 and be completed early in 2025.

The seven-storey building will be fully accessible and compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, and will include 10 accessible parking spaces and allocation for EV charging stations.

It is anticipated construction of the multistorey carpark will commence by mid-2025 and completed by late-2026. Works will be carefully staged in an effort to open up parking spaces as soon as possible.

Renders are available for download here.

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