- Drone footage released today shows size of the new Karratha Health Campus
- Major infrastructure project provides local jobs with 76 per cent local workforce
Locals have been given a glimpse inside the impressive Karratha Health Campus with the release of new high level floor plans and drone fly-over footage.
The 13,000 square metre, 40-bed facility, is being constructed on the corner of Balmoral and Warambie roads in Karratha's town centre, and will replace the ageing Nickol Bay Hospital.
The 2D floor plans provide a first look at the general layout of services within the building, which uses spacious courtyards to balance artificial and natural light.
The state-of-the-art campus will have a significantly expanded emergency department, a brand new surgical centre, new birthing suites and maternity wing, world-class telehealth services, new and expanded outpatients' facilities and essential services such as child health and medical imaging, all under one roof.
Made possible by a $206.5 million State Government investment and $650,000 from the resources sector through the Pilbara Health Initiative, Karratha Health Campus is on track for completion in 2018.
To find out more about the Karratha Health Campus, visit http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/karratha or Facebook
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"The impressive drone footage provides a bird's-eye view of the new Karratha Health Campus which is transforming the city's skyline.
"It's exciting to see the facility taking shape and I look forward to seeing how the finished building will positively impact the local community.
"With 139,000 construction hours under the belt, focus has now shifted to the interior of the new $207.15 million campus.
"The major infrastructure project is having a positive effect on local jobs and businesses with a 76 per cent local workforce and about 135 contractors are on site each day putting together the walls, ceilings, floors, cabinetry and services."
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