Indigenous company Barpa Construction Services has been awarded a contract to oversee the next stage of works to prepare the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) site ahead of the redevelopment
A traditional smoking ceremony was held on site by Uncle Brendan Kerin, a proud Marrawarra and Barkindji man, alongside Aboriginal Elders and knowledge holders.
Barpa is committed to making a positive difference for Australia’s First People and prides itself on its Indigenous employment outcomes, support of other Indigenous-owned businesses and initiatives that improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of Indigenous Australians.
One in five of Barpa’s employees are Indigenous and during the past five years, Barpa has directly spent $25 million with Indigenous businesses and enterprises, and they have partnered with more than 100 different Indigenous businesses.
Following on from the release on the Concept Designs in August 2022, enabling works will start in the coming weeks including road works, landscaping, and relocation of hospital services to prepare the campus for construction.
Delivering first-class healthcare to the local community, the RPA redevelopment will deliver state-of-the facilities in a new building and upgrades to existing spaces, including an enhanced and expanded emergency department and Intensive Care Unit, as well as medical imaging, operating theatres, maternity, birthing and neonatal areas, and additional inpatient beds.
This package of enabling works is on track to be completed in mid 2023 and will take place concurrently to the planning progressing with plans lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment via a State Significant Development Application by the end of the year.
To find out more information about the project visit the RPA project website.