Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Landmark investment for Karratha

    5/08/2015 6:30 AM
    • $207.15 million is single biggest investment in a public hospital in regional WA
    • New Karratha Health Campus to open in 2018
    • Design phase started with Brookfield Multiplex confirmed as managing contractor 

    The largest hospital infrastructure investment ever undertaken in regional Western Australia moved significantly closer to reality today, with the signing of a major contract.


    Health Minister Kim Hames and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced Brookfield Multiplex as the successful tenderer to start design and construction of the $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.


    "After a rigorous selection process, Brookfield Multiplex was chosen as the preferred respondent in April this year, and we have now completed contract negotiations; so we're on target to begin work in earnest," Dr Hames said.


    "The Karratha Health Campus will have double the number of emergency department bays, a state-of-the-art CT scanner, a brand new surgical centre, new maternity wing and delivery suites, helipad and expanded outpatient facilities.


    "Brand new videoconferencing facilities and equipment means telehealth services will also link local medical staff and patients to WA's leading emergency and specialist practitioners at other hospitals if needed."


    Mr Redman said the $206.5 million Royalties for Regions investment and partnerships under the Pilbara Health Initiative were key drivers for improving access to regional health care.


    "The new Karratha Health Campus will be designed and built as a relevant and responsive facility, with the health needs of the Pilbara community and surrounds firmly in mind," Mr Redman said.


    "Significant and contemporary infrastructure like this is a major project for any region and the new hospital and amenities will support the transformation of Karratha, through the Pilbara Cities Initiative, into a major regional city."


    Fact File

    • The $207.15m Karratha Health Campus is funded through $206.5m from the Royalties for Regions' Pilbara Cities initiative and $650,000 through the Pilbara Health Initiative - http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au
    • The Karratha Health Campus will be built on a fit-for-purpose location in the Karratha CBD. Earthworks are being undertaken by LandCorp and are on schedule for completion by late 2015, with construction expected to start mid-2016
    • For more information, visit http://getthebiggerpicture.health.wa.gov.au  

    Health Minister's office - 6552 5300

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700