Key construction milestone achieved for $50 million integrated cancer centre and research hub in Campbelltown
– Completion of the building structure has been achieved for the integrated cancer care centre, targeting 6 Star Green Star Rating
– Purpose-built cancer care centre due to open in mid-2024, facilitating radiation oncology, medical oncology, clinical trials, and research
– The centre will also include ancillary healthcare services including diagnostic imaging, pathology, and allied health services
– The centre is part of a state-of-the-art healthcare precinct being developed on the site, to maximise the healthcare services available to one of Australia’s fastest growing cities
Campbelltown, NSW – Residents of Sydney’s South-West will soon have access to a 2,713sqm purpose-built $50 million integrated cancer care centre in Campbelltown, with the structure of the centre now complete. The cancer care centre, due to open in mid-2024, will feature medical and radiation oncology services, medical imaging, pathology, consultation suites, a clinical trials and research unit, and access to allied health services.
Today at the Campbelltown cancer care centre construction site, the ‘topping out’ ceremony will take place with local politicians, key members of the community, and representatives from the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) to mark the successful completion of the structural phase of the project.
The new integrated cancer care centre is the result of a partnership between Campbelltown City Council, Northwest Healthcare Properties, GenesisCare, and Erilyan.
Lumus Imaging has been confirmed as the medical imaging service provider, adding to their 150 locations around Australia, while Laverty Pathology has been confirmed as the pathology service provider. Lumus Imaging and Laverty Pathology are part of the ASX-listed healthcare group Healius Limited.
The cancer care centre is Stage 1 of a new, state-of-the-art healthcare precinct being developed by Northwest Healthcare Properties that will deliver other leading healthcare services including day surgery, mental health, diagnostics, specialist consulting rooms, and primary and allied care. This precinct is designed to meet the critical and rapidly growing need for private healthcare in the thriving Macarthur Region, one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. It is one pillar of the Reimagining Campbelltown Master Plan aiming to create a prosperous CBD delivering health, education, technology and employment to the Campbelltown City and extended Macarthur Region.
Campbelltown Mayor, Dr George Greiss, said: “This is an exciting milestone for a project that will deliver a range of important healthcare services to our growing community.
“Working together with our excellent public facilities, this project will enhance and expand the capacity of cancer treatment and research across the region.” Mayor Dr George Greiss said.
Michael Davis, GenesisCare’s General Manager, Integrated Cancer Care, and Acting General Manager in NSW, said: “We are excited to be part of this dedicated and important healthcare hub, offering personalised, evidence-based care to local cancer patients.
“The centre will offer modern radiation and medical oncology treatments and technology, with access to our global network of clinical trials, all in a sustainably built environment. We understand that being treated for cancer can be a stressful time and knowing that care is available close to home will hopefully be a relief for local patients.”
Senior Vice President – Precincts, Northwest Healthcare Properties, Alex Belcastro, said: “A key part of our business is developing market-leading healthcare precincts to expand healthcare services for established and fast-growing communities. We are thrilled to have acquired this site in Campbelltown through our NZX-listed fund, Vital Healthcare Property Trust, with the first stage cancer centre having reached this construction milestone. We are pleased to be working alongside our partners in Campbelltown City Council and GenesisCare to deliver the best possible offering of cancer services to this community.
“Importantly, with a view to delivering these healthcare services sustainably, we are targeting a 6 Star Green Star rating for the building. We look forward to expanding the healthcare services available in this major healthcare precinct in the coming months and years as we seek planning approval and tenant partnerships for a day surgery, mental health facilities, doctor consulting rooms and other associated healthcare services.”
Erilyan Director Karl Mayoh said: “Erilyan is proud to be delivering this state-of-the-art cancer centre, with sustainability at the forefront of its design and delivery. Aiming to achieve the highest rating of 6 Stars through the GBCA.
“Over 95% of our trade waste is fully recycled in line with the sustainability targets for the project. The project will be constructed using over 90% sustainably sourced products and materials which will result in a highly efficient and low impact building. This building will set the benchmark for sustainable health facilities and precincts in Australia. The project will hit a 3% project value target of engaging first nations businesses, while our project subcontractor base represents 68% hailing from the greater Macarthur region.
“This project is already and will be a resounding success, due to the intelligence of our esteemed clients Northwest Healthcare Properties, GenesisCare and Campbelltown City Council with their ability to procure and deliver this wonderful project under the Erilyan transparent model.”
GenesisCare’s integrated cancer centre will be situated within Campbelltown’s new, ~28,000sqm healthcare precinct owned and developed by Northwest Healthcare Properties through their NZX-listed fund, Vital Healthcare Property Trust. The precinct site is surrounded by green open spaces such as Koshigaya Park, and is centrally located with proximity to Western Sydney University, the Campbelltown CBD, Narellan Road and the M5, creating ease of access for patients travelling to and from the centre from the wider region.
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