Easier and more secure parking is in sight at Redland Hospital, with construction starting on the hospital’s new $50.5 million multi-level car park.
Turning the first sod of the project, Member for Redlands Kim Richards said she was thrilled that construction was underway to deliver the new multi-level car park at Redland Hospital.
“While we had originally committed to five levels and 713 car parks, through the tender process we have been able to secure an additional two levels, meaning there will be more than 1000 car parks once complete,” Ms Richards said.
“That means we’ll deliver more car parks for patients, visitors and staff, which will boost parking capacity as the hospital expands.
“This milestone is great news for the construction industry, with the project creating up to 74 jobs.
“The Palaszczuk Government is focused on boosting our economy to help unite and recover from COVID-19, and it’s projects like these that will help keep local tradies in local jobs,” Ms Richards said.
Member for Capalaba Don Brown said the car park would be built behind the existing hospital buildings with a dedicated access road on Weippin Street and would include safety and active transport features.
“The car park will include lighting, CCTV and duress points on each level, as well as end-of-trip facilities including bike spaces, showers and lockers,” Mr Brown said.
Member for Lytton Joan Pease said she was excited to see the project moving at pace, following the two-stage procurement process and the establishment of an interim car park for staff close by.
“Great things are happening at Redland Hospital – I can’t wait to see the hospital continue to transform with this new car park and the delivery of even more healthcare services closer to home for our community,” Ms Pease said.
Woollam Constructions will deliver the Redland Hospital multi-level car park, which is expected to be completed in mid-2022. Patients, visitors and staff will continue to be able to access parking on and around the Redland Hospital campus while construction of the car park is underway.
The cost for car parking will be finalised in the lead up to the opening of the multi-level car park. Concessions will be available for eligible patients, carers and hospital staff.
The project will be delivered thanks to a $34.5 million investment by the Queensland Government and a $16 million contribution from the Federal Government.