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Stage 2 expansion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care

Construction is progressing well for Stage 2 of the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence (SQCoE) and the proposed completion date is end of 2017.

Stage 2 will be a 1655m2 facility that physically links from Stage 1 on adjoining land. It will pursue the highest quality of care for the community by maintaining and sustaining the service model that facilitates innovation, teamwork, education and research.

Stage 2 will expand integrated clinical service delivery, research and training and offer an opportunity for improved work practices where possible. Further, it will include additional treatment and consultation spaces which will provide an opportunity to attract visiting specialists and health practitioners.

Medical and nursing students will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience at the facility through SQCoE's links with various universities.

The SQCoE provides a unique opportunity to reach an estimated 41,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons who live predominantly in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan Ipswich and Moreton Bay.

The purpose of the facility is to respond to the health needs and to promote health, wellbeing and disease prevention to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Stage 1 opened in 2013 and provides onsite specialist services including cardiology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, hepatology, paediatrics, health support services such as diabetes education, dietetics, social work, psychology and GP services.

Site works

  • Site works, including demolition of the old buildings on the site next to the current centre at Wirraway Parade has commenced.
  • Kane Construction Pty Ltd is the appointed builder.
  • Control measures such as misting and shade cloth will be put in place to manage dust on-site.
  • Noise suppressors and acoustic lining/shields will be installed on noisy machinery to minimise noise impact as much as possible.
  • Kane will adhere to Brisbane City Council noise restrictions which state:
  1. No noise allowed Monday-Saturday between 6.30pm-6.30am
  2. No noise allowed on any Sunday or public holiday, unless the holiday falls on a Saturday
  • Site personnel have been instructed to contain smoking to designated areas.  Smoking will not be permitted anywhere around residential areas.
  • The Contractor will be responsible for the management of their own waste removal.  The skip bins on-site are privately owned and neighbours are asked to kindly refrain from dumping any items in these bins.
  • Inala Police Department and Emergency Services are aware of the development, access points and restrictions.

Should you have any concerns or questions about what is happening, please contact:

Emma Morton at Metro South Health
Ph: 07 3156 4904
E: emma.morton@health.qld.gov.au
Last updated 11 May 2017
Last reviewed 22 February 2016