Works progress on cancer centre and new car parking spaces

Planned upgrades that will deliver more than 350 additional carparking spaces to the Dubbo Hospital precinct continue as planned, with aerial images of the site showing significant work has already taken place.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders turned the first sod on the $30 million project back in March, and said he is looking forward to tracking the progress of both sites.

“The new car park close to the main entry point of the hospital is scheduled to be finished in the next few months and will open shortly after,” Mr Saunders said.

“That is one part of the overall project, and will tie in with a multi-storey carpark on the western side of the hospital. Significant preparation work has been done and hopefully concrete will start being poured in the coming weeks.

The new parking spaces will be available for staff, visitors and patients and will support an uplift in services offered as a result of the redevelopment of the hospital.

An aerial view of the new Western Cancer Centre.

One of those services is the Western Cancer Centre, where construction is progressing well.

“Major medical equipment has been installed and the contractors are now working hard on finalising the interior finishes, equipment testing, external façade work and landscaping,” Mr Saunders said.

“There will be an open day at the centre before it opens, to give the community a chance to see just how amazing this facility will be for not only our community, but the wider western region.

“This centre will literally be a life saver for people, and while it would be better if it wasn’t needed, it’s great to know that people in regional NSW will have access to such a wonderful complex.”

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