Early works tender for Kiama Hospital site

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Kiama Council has announced local firm Affective Services as the successful tenderer to undertake early works at the Kiama Hospital site.

Council General Manager, Michael Forsyth, said it was pleasing to have a Wollongong-based company prepare the site for construction of the new Kiama Aged Care Centre of Excellence.

“Affective Services employs around 150 people, so this work is further proof of the economic benefits of this project,” Mr Forsyth said.

“Affective will soon be on-site to begin work clearing the old buildings and preparing the site for the construction phase by conducting initial earthworks.

“The old Kiama Hospital buildings will be removed, except for Barroul House, which will be retained and refurbished as a community centre within the new complex.”

Mr Forsyth said the early works program is expected to last for several months, prior to the commencement of construction.

“We are currently working on the detailed design of the redevelopment, so we can hand over the designs to the construction firm later this year,” said Mr Forsyth.

“We expect to appoint the successful construction tenderer in coming months.”

The Kiama Hospital Redevelopment project, which includes the construction of the Blue Haven Aged Care Centre of Excellence, received $8 million in funding under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund.