The new Busselton Health Campus redevelopment in the South West of Western Australia (WA) replaces the existing hospital facility which was aging and not flexible enough to meet the future demand of the Busselton catchment area.
The redevelopment comprises a full new build hospital, a Community Health Centre and a Community Mental Health Centre. The new hospital has a total floor area of 14,700 square metres, providing an expanded Emergency Department, an expanded day ward including 84 beds and day surgery facilities, two operating theatres, two birthing suites, a surgery room, an expanded dental clinic, and medical imaging, outpatient and pathology facilities.
BG&E were engaged to provide the structural and civil engineering for the project.
The civil works comprise bulk earthworks, internal roads, external roads, car parks, stormwater drainage, services coordination, preliminary construction phasing and construction support. In addition, the increased traffic volumes resulting from the hospital development necessitated the upgrade of the Bussell Highway-Mill Road intersection from un-signalised T-Junction to four-way signalised intersection. The upgrade of the intersection involved relocation and redesign of major services such as vacuum sewers, water mains and drainage lines, which are all critical to the surrounding community.
The redevelopment supports smaller regional health facilities and provides residents in the South West with greater access to health services closer to home.