Hospital sell-off

PARTS of the old Orange base hospital site will be divided  into eight  lots to be sold  by NSW Government Health Infrastructure.

Three buildings on the western side of Sale Street,  the original nurses’ home, a  second nurses’ home built during the 1960s and the former BreastScreen building will be divided into separate lots for sale.

The parcel of land on the eastern side of Anson Street, which takes in the former Apex House, Anson Cottage, the demountable formerly used by the School of Rural Health and two other adjoining blocks of land, are also earmarked for sale.

Health Infrustructure, which owns the land and buildings, presented the proposal to Orange City  Council at its recent Sustainable Development Committee meeting.

A Health Infrastructure spokesperson said there were no plans to demolish buildings on any of the sites.

However, a walkway that connects the original nurses quarters to the 1960s building will be dismantled.

“To assist our divestment process and the potential of the sites to be individually developed and used, we are splitting each of these buildings into different lots for sale,” the spokesperson said.

An Orange City Council spokesperson said the land had been zoned residential.

However, Health Infrastructure would not say when it would put the lots on the market.

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