UPDATE: The first of the concrete slabs has been poured and will form the foundation of the SERH renal unit. Check out the details and our photo gallery by clicking here.
I THINK we'll need a bigger wheelbarrow!
The concrete to form the ground floor slab of the South East Regional Hospital (SERH) is being poured on Thursday.
The main works tender for the $171.6million hospital was awarded in February to Brookfield Multiplex, which had also undertaken the early works and site establishment.
At the time, Member for Bega Andrew Constance said “the scale of this project cannot be underestimated”.
The same may be said for the volume of concrete about to be poured into the site.
“Anyone who has seen the work being undertaken on the new hospital’s greenfield site will be left in no doubt about the sheer scale of this development.
“I look forward to marking more milestones and watching this $171.6million investment in the health of our community growing from the ground.”
The $171.6million SERH is funded through the Health and Hospitals Fund program – the Federal Government is providing $160.1million and $10million will be provided by the NSW Government along with ongoing staff and operational costs.