The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has welcomed the State Government’s commitment towards the development of a new state-of-the-art health research and education precinct at Liverpool Hospital.
Dialogue Chairman, Christopher Brown AM, said the $740m redevelopment, announced as part of today’s State Budget, has the potential to double the number of local jobs by 2036, and would reaffirm the region’s reputation as a leader in health, innovation and education.
“This is a massive win for Western Sydney, one which will not only build on Liverpool’s existing health and research assets, but also help catalyse further investment, and interest, in the city,” Mr Brown said.
“The State’s investment in this health and academic precinct will also deliver improved services, and importantly, thousands of jobs for the region.
“Today’s result is a testament to the hard-working team at South West Sydney Local Health District, led by Amanda Larkin, who deserve plenty of credit for the work they’ve done in helping establish the vision for this world-class health and innovation hub, and for their unwavering belief in the potential that exists in the south-west.”
Other key features of the project include:
- a comprehensive cancer centre providing inpatient services
- expanded capacity for ambulatory care services to provide an alternative to hospital admissions
- expanded neonatal intensive and maternity care capacity
- expanded day surgery and interventional radiology capacity
- expanded critical care and inpatient capacity.
Funding for Liverpool’s Health and Academic Precinct, was one of a number of projects that the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue had called for in the lead-up to the 2018 State Budget, having also flagged the need for funds for North-South Rail, Stage 2 of Parramatta Light Rail and Metro West.
“Pleasingly, the State Government has provided funding which supports all of these projects, including $3b for the Metro West, one of NSW’s most critical transport infrastructure projects,” Mr Brown said.
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