Hospital carpark commitment delivered

A commitment to improve parking made in the lead-up to the 2019 NSW election is being delivered, with concept plans for a multi-storey carpark and other additional new parking spots released at Dubbo Hospital today.

Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders joined with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard to unveil the plans, which have been developed while construction continues on the hospital upgrade.

Mr Saunders said the announcement is a major win for the region, and will address a glaring need that has been identified by the community.

“In the lead-up to the 2019 election I stood at the hospital with the Deputy Premier John Barilaro and vowed that I would deliver up to $30 million for 350 additional car spaces,” Mr Saunders said.

“This well and truly delivers on that promise.”

An aerial view of the hospital precinct, which includes the new carparking areas.

“Before the election I distributed a petition that showed how much support there was for the idea. It was identified as a major need, not only for the Dubbo community, but also for people across the wider western region who use Dubbo Hospital.

“Our local community is growing, and our region is growing, so there is an increased demand when it comes to our health and health infrastructure needs.

“Construction on this new multi-level carpark will start next year, and will support the increase of patients and families who rely on Dubbo Hospital for their medical care.”

The NSW Government has invested more than $270 million into the major expansion and upgrade of Dubbo Hospital, to give the communities of western NSW access to world-class healthcare closer to home.

5 thoughts on “Hospital carpark commitment delivered”

    1. Dugald Saunders

      Hi Colleen,
      It certainly is great news. Security will be taken into consideration as further planning is undertaken and the best news is that parking will be absolutely free.

      Regards
      Dugald.

  1. PLEASE make the spaces large enough so we can open our doors to get out once we are parked ,the width of them is absolutely ridiculous

    1. Hi Bobby,
      The carpark is listed in the Budget as being a $30 million project. The $10.6 million announced yesterday is for the first stage of works and is the 2020/21 financial year funding. The remaining $19.4 million will be provided in future budgets.

      Thanks
      Dugald

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