The Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct
has reached a major milestone with the new hospital building reaching its highest point of construction.
To celebrate, an Australian native tree Waterhousia amaroo
was lifted by crane onto the roof of the building in a topping out ceremony, honouring a Scandinavian tradition.
This exciting milestone is another step towards delivering a wide range of new and upgraded health services at Liverpool Hospital, which will transform healthcare for communities in and around south-west Sydney.
The new five-level health facility is due for completion in 2024 and will include a larger emergency department, an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, new birthing suites and a new centralised pathology department.
Around 1,400 direct jobs are expected to be supported during construction of the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct, with the potential for thousands more jobs over the project’s life.
With around three quarters of the project’s workforce from western and south-western Sydney, it’s a major boost for the local community and economy.
The Buraga Gul Training and Skilling Hub has been established as part of the project and is creating local education and employment opportunities, including apprentices and increasing numbers of women in the workforce.
The Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct is being delivered in phases. Phase 2 is expected to begin in 2024 and includes construction of a new integrated services building including new inpatient units, integrated cancer centre including the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Oasis Wellness Centre and expanded women’s and children’s ambulatory care.