Bathurst MP and Deputy Premier Paul Toole says the Blayney Multipurpose Service will undergo a major redevelopment.
He said the redevelopment will support the on-going needs of the Blayney community and is being delivered as part of the NSW Government's $297 million Multipurpose Service Program to deliver health facilities across rural and remote NSW.
The aim of this is to determine the most suitable outcome that best meets the needs of the Blayney community.Paul Toole
Mr Toole added that the scope of the Blayney MPS redevelopment will be identified through the planning phase.
"The aim of this is to determine the most suitable outcome that best meets the needs of the Blayney community," he said.
"There will be opportunities for the community to have input on shaping the redevelopment throughout the planning and design process for the project, and the community will continue to be updated," Mr Toole said.
Chair of the Blayney Health Council Colin Crome said that the council members have been involved in a lengthy process that has culminated with this exciting announcement being made.
"Much is still to be done and we will work with NSW Health and our community to ensure the redevelopment delivers a modern future proofed facility that provides a wide range of health services to our community," he said.
"We are keen to ensure that the community is engaged in this next stage and welcome Mr Toole's commitment to community input."
Combining information from the Clinical Services Plan, master plan and concept design, a project brief will be developed to outline the redevelopment's scope and program.
"The project team, alongside Health Infrastructure, Ministry of Health and Western NSW Local Health District will consider a range of options through the master planning process," Mr Toole said.
A team has been engaged to undertake the project's planning and design, including:
- APP Corporation as the project manager - AAP have recent experience working on the MPS Program including the delivery of the Lightning Ridge, Cobar, Molong, Coolah, Rylstone and Murrurundi projects.
- NBRS Architecture as the architect - NBRS have recent experience on the Hay MPS, and other health projects including the Dapto and Buronga HealthOne projects.
Planning will commence in the coming months.
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