14 May 2024

Patients, visitors and staff will soon have improved access to Port Macquarie Base Hospital with construction set to begin on new and free car parking facilities to boost capacity at the campus.

Minister for Regional Health Ryan Park said the work is part of the NSW Government's $33.97 million Helipad and Car Park Project, to enhance accessibility to local health services. 

“Work will shortly begin on a new street-level car park and an expansion to existing parking spaces, which will deliver more than 180 additional parking spaces on site," Mr Park said.

“The new facilities will provide safe and convenient access to hospital services for patients, visitors and staff, now and into the future and be a welcome addition for the Port Macquarie community."

Eire Constructions has been awarded the contract to build the car park, following a competitive tender process, with construction to begin on site next week.

The new car park will be located on the site of the old helipad, which was recently replaced by a new rooftop helipad completed last year.

Member of the Legislative Council and Labor spokesperson for Port Macquarie Cameron Murphy said the progress on the new carpark was an exciting milestone for the community.

“The new carpark facilities will further support recent enhancements at Port Macquarie Base Hospital, including the new rooftop helipad which is improving the safety and efficiency of transfers of critically ill patients," Mr Murphy said.  

The car park project is expected to be completed in early 2025.

Traffic management plans and signage will be in place throughout construction and the community is thanked for their patience while work is carried out.

For further information about the project please visit Health Infrastructure's website.

Current as at: Tuesday 14 May 2024