11 December 2023

The Minns Labor Government has confirmed the new Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital will be located at the TAFE campus in Bankstown’s CBD, delivering a brand new hospital to Western Sydney residents.

The location provides convenient access to public transport links for patients, staff and visitors, including bus, rail and the future Metro.

It also provides opportunities for future expansion for research and education to create a new ‘health neighbourhood’ for integrated health care.

The Canterbury Bankstown local government area is expected to grow by about 20 per cent to nearly half-a-million people by 2036.

To meet the health needs of the rapdily growing community, the NSW Government has committed $1.3 billion for the planned hospital as part of its 2023-24 budget.

The scope for the hospital will be determined through the planning process which will take place in 2024 in consultation with staff, clinicians and patients.

Services are expected to include:

  • Expanded emergency services
  • Intensive care
  • Surgery and interventional procedures
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aged health
  • Mental health
  • Cancer services
  • Ambulatory care services
  • TAFE NSW will consult with employees and students about temporarily relocating TAFE NSW facilities during construction of the new hospital.

    The new hospital will integrate with the existing hospital site to allow contemporary models of care and deliver an improved healthcare experience.

    This investment in a new and upgraded hospital for Bankstown and Lidcombe is possible because the Minns Labor Government is making responsible decisions to repair the budget and reprioritise spending on essential services.

    The Minns Labor Government is setting out a long-term plan to repair the budget so we can deliver essential healthcare services for families across the state, reduce waiting times and improving access to timely, high-quality healthcare.

    Quotes attributable to Health Minister Ryan Park:

    “We were elected with a clear mandate to rebuild essential services and are getting on with the job to deliver South-West Sydney communities a new state-of-the-art hospital.

    “The new hospital will significantly enhance healthcare in Bankstown and surrounding areas and ensure people can access the care they need, closer to home.”

    “We are ensuring that growing communities receive the health infrastructure they need and deserve.

    “Everyone should be able to access world class health care where they need it.

    “Expanding the capacity of health infrastructure in growing communities right here in South Western Sydney is critical to improving wait times and access to care.”

    Quotes attributable to Minister for Skills, TAFE & Tertiary Education Steve Whan:

    "The NSW Government is committed to maintaining a strong TAFE NSW presence in Bankstown.

    “During the planning phase of this project, TAFE NSW will work in partnership with NSW Health to plan colocation opportunities for TAFE NSW at the new hospital site.

    “This will ensure TAFE NSW is well positioned to meet the learning needs of the local community, improve educational outcomes, and support the state’s priority skills needs.

    “Consulting with employees and students about temporary relocation options will ensure the development of the new hospital causes as little disruption as possible to learners.

    “There is sufficient space within the Bankstown CBD to accommodate TAFE NSW’s temporary relocation.”

    Quotes attributable to Member for Bankstown Jihad Dib:

    “The population of Canterbury/Bankstown will grow to over half a million people by 2036.

    “Today’s commitment to build a brand new state-of-the-art hospital ensures that our community has the health facilities it needs.”

    Quotes attributable to Member for East Hills Kylie Wilkinson:

    “This is a win-win for the community with health services to remain on the existing site and a brand-new hospital with significantly improved health services.

    “This is a long overdue announcement that the community has waited a long time for.”

    Quotes attributable to Member for Auburn Lynda Voltz:

    “It has been a decade long wait, but it is good to see our new State Government getting cracking on a new Bankstown Hospital.

    “So many residents rely on an accessible public hospital, and this addition to our local health services, close to public transport in the Bankstown CBD, delivers in spades.”