Transforming health services for the Randwick community

Posted 2 October 2018

Randwick Campus Redevlopment, NSW Government: Image Credit

The first stage of works as part of the NSW Government Randwick Campus Redevelopment will commence in early October 2018. 

The construction will enable the redevelopment of the Acute Services Building for Prince of Wales Hospital. 

The site includes land bound by Botany Street to the west opposite UNSW upper campus, High Street to the north, Hospital Road to the east and Magill Street to the south.

The Randwick Campus Redevelopment team is working closely with UNSW to coordinate construction projects in the area and minimise impacts to the UNSW Randwick campus.

When is it happening?

Demolition, site clearance and early works will commence from Tuesday 2 October 2018 with the following approved site hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 6.00am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday, 8.00am – 5.00pm
  • No Sunday work unless prior approval is granted

Piling and bulk excavation will commence in early 2019. Construction of the POWH Acute Services Building to commence in mid-2019.

How does this impact you?

Site establishment

Early works commencing in October 2018 involves:

  • Establishment of the site and installation of hoarding
  • Demolition of 92 buildings and ancillary structures
  • Removal of trees and vegetation
  • Site remediation and removal of top soil
  • Utility relocations and upgrade
  • Set up of site and worker facilities

Construction access and parking

From October to November, construction access to the site will be via the existing entrances off Eurimbla Avenue. Two main access gates are to be established on Botany Street. When these are ready, construction access to the site will be via these new gates on Botany Street.

Construction traffic is limited to outside peak hours with the following hours for construction vehicles: 6.00am to 7.30am and 10.00am to 3.00pm.

To improve traffic flow, the eastern lane of parking on Botany Street between High Street and Magill Street will be removed and converted to a construction working zone. The bus stop on Botany Street will not change.

Access through UNSW Gate 11 on Botany Street and to the Botany Street car park will be maintained.

Dust

Managing dust is a key focus for the Randwick Campus Redevelopment. Mitigation measures include: air quality monitoring, sealed site hoarding and dust suppression activities.

Noise and vibration

Demolition work will be predominantly carried out during the day and behind the site hoarding. Mitigation measures include: providing respite periods during high noise activities (where possible) and noise and vibration monitoring.

Hazardous materials

Preliminary site investigations indicate some hazardous materials (such as asbestos containing material, lead paint and contaminated fill) exist in buildings and upper ground fill which is consistent with urban areas developed in this era.

All hazardous material identified will be removed by licenced contractors in accordance with legislative requirements and associated industry codes of practice.

More information

To get in touch with Randwick Campus Redevelopment for any questions or feedback: please call 1800 571 866 or email randwickcampusredevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au.

For more information visit www.randwickcampusredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au.