The first sod has been turned on the Queensland Government’s Satellite Hospitals program, which aims to deliver improved healthcare in south-east QLD.
Satellite Hospitals will be built in the Redlands alongside Eight Mile Plains, Caboolture, Ripley, Pine Rivers, Tugun and Bribie Island.
Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath Minister said the State Government is building these Satellite Hospitals to support growing communities with the health infrastructure that they need.
“Our Satellite Hospitals program is an Australian first initiative that will improve healthcare, supporting jobs in construction and health jobs when they’re open,” D’Ath said.
Public Works Minister and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the Satellite Hospitals program will create up to 773 jobs.
“This is great news for local tradies,” de Brenni said.
“We’ve chosen to partner with Queensland construction icon Hutchinson’s across all the Satellite Hospital projects.
“This will be under a new model that delivers rapid construction, best practice conditions, project trust accounts coverage and a quality finish.”
Member for Redlands Kim Richards welcomed the start of construction.
“I am thrilled to mark this important milestone for our local community today,” said Ms Richards.
“I have fought hard to ensure that the Redlands gets the health facilities it needs – especially as more people decide to call our community home.”
The Redland Satellite Hospital will be located at 22-28 Meissner St, Redland Bay.