A 38.9-metre crane will dominate the Meadowbrook skyline over the next 12 months as construction ramps up on Logan Hospital’s new multi-level car park.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles, said the installation of a tower crane at the construction site was an exciting milestone for the project.
“The Palaszczuk Government has invested $61.92 million to deliver 1500 new undercover parking spaces,” Deputy Premier Miles said.
“Construction is now well underway, with concrete columns for the first two levels of the car park already installed.
“With construction going ahead as planned, patients, families and staff can look forward to new and improved parking from late next year.”
Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman said the multi-level car park was being delivered ahead of the major $460 million expansion of the hospital, which will see the number of beds increase by 48 per cent.
“More services mean more patients, visitors and staff; and by nearly doubling car parking capacity, the project will ensure there are enough car parks— now and into the future,” Ms Fentiman said.
“This will be fantastic for our local community and when this project is complete, there will be more than 2000 car parks available on or adjacent to the hospital site.”
Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said the new car park’s exterior façade had been co-designed through extensive consultation with the Logan community.
“At eight levels, this will be a major new architectural feature for the area, so we asked the community to help design it,” Mr Dick said.
“We worked with community stakeholders, community members and staff to develop a range of ideas, which were then brought to life as three concept designs by our architects in conjunction with local artists.
“More than 1400 community members and staff had their say and we can now unveil the winning design—the community has told us this design best reflects the diverse and unique Logan community.”
Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said more cranes meant good news for the local construction industry and Logan residents alike.
“Everyone in our community deserves to know that if they need to come to Logan Hospital that they’ll receive world class care and that it’s been built with job security for local tradies in mind," Mr de Brenni said.
“The Palaszczuk Government’s record investment in expanded health infrastructure is a key part of our plan to help the economy recover from COVID-19, by creating even more jobs for tradies and more advanced facilities for the thousands of extra nurses, doctors and health professionals we’ve supported since coming to office.
“The start of this project is great news for local subcontractors and tradies—and this is just the beginning of Queensland's largest ever hospital expansion project.”
Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon said the project team was now calling on primary school students in Logan to “name the crane”.
“Logan Hospital has always had strong connections with the community, and this is a great way to involve local kids in the construction process,” Ms McMahon said
“The winner will have their chosen name displayed on the tower crane cab.”
Member for Logan Linus Power said patient and visitor car parking would continue to be available during construction.
“It is really exciting to see just how much work is happening here at Logan Hospital,” Mr Power said.
“The car park project supporting up to 150 construction jobs and the broader Logan Hospital Expansion will support more than 1000 jobs during construction.”
The car park is being built in the south-west corner of the Logan Hospital campus at the corner of Armstrong and Loganlea roads.
Pictured: From left—Executive Director of Logan and Beaudesert Health Service Noelle Cridland, Metro South Health Board Chair Janine Walker, Health Service Chief Executive Dr Peter Bristow, and Executive Program Director Kay Toshach inspecting progress on the construction site.