Planning begins for $350 million Canterbury Hospital redevelopment


An important step has been taken for the biggest upgrade of Canterbury Hospital in 26 years, with the project’s lead design team appointed.

The NSW Government is investing $350 million in the Canterbury Hospital redevelopment to expand the facility and deliver upgrades to existing infrastructure.

Health Minister Ryan Park said the expansion of services will ensure the facility is able to respond to the health needs of the growing community in Sydney’s south-west.

“Canterbury Hospital has been serving the community since 1929 and received its last major upgrade in 1998,” Mr Park said.

“This investment will help build the healthcare infrastructure to meet the needs of the growing community and enable our dedicated health staff to deliver high-quality care in the latest facilities.

“In the coming months, the lead design team will work with Health Infrastructure and Sydney Local Health District to determine the key clinical service priorities and progress the planning for the redevelopment.”

The Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Area is forecast to grow by 13% in the next 12 years, with an estimated population of 443,000 by 2036.

Member for Canterbury Sophie Cotsis said the $350 million investment will enable Canterbury Hospital to meet the health needs of its diverse community.

“I am so grateful for the wonderful staff at Canterbury Hospital who, through this redevelopment, will have state of the art facilities to continue providing excellent care to the community,” Ms Cotsis said.

“Canterbury is a vibrant and hardworking community, and the much-welcomed redevelopment of the hospital will provide local jobs in health, technology and clinical support services.”

The NSW Government is investing $3 billion for new and upgraded hospitals and health services across greater western Sydney, one of the largest investments in the region’s health infrastructure in recent years.

The 2023-24 NSW State Budget also included:

  • an additional $400 million to build the $700 million Rouse Hill Hospital
  • $550 million for Fairfield Hospital, in its first major redevelopment since it opened in 1989
  • $120 million investment to expand capacity at Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals
  • $1.3 billion to build the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital on a new site, the first major investment since the two hospitals merged in 1997.

The scope of the project and indicative timing of the works will be finalised during planning and design. Staff, stakeholders, and the community will be kept informed and consulted as the project progresses.

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