The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has invited community feedback on a proposal to expand the Maitland hospital.
Executive Director, Infrastructure Assessments at DPIE, David Gainsford said the Stage 2 proposal was expected to cost $470 million and comments would be received until 8 August.
“The proposal will involve the construction and operation of the new Maitland Hospital,” Mr Gainsford said.
He said community input would be a vital part of the planning process and encouraged everyone to have their say on the draft plans.
“We want to hear from the community about their views on the draft plans to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and ensure any potential impacts to the surrounding area and local people are considered,” Mr Gainsford said.
He said the new hospital would be 70 per cent larger than the current one with a new emergency department and expanded surgical theatres, maternity and paediatric services.
Mr Gainsford said the Environmental Impact Statement and all associated documents were available on the NSW Major Projects Planning Portal.
“Once the exhibition closes, the Department will consider all community submissions received, along with feedback from other Government Agencies and Councils, as part of its rigorous assessment process,” he said.
More information and details on how to have a say can be accessed at this PS News link.