Another milestone in the construction of the $150 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment Project was achieved on Tuesday 10 March 2020, with the arrival and installation of the project’s tower crane.
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) Northern Cluster General Manager Denis Thomas said this is a significant milestone for Goulburn Base Hospital. Now that the tower crane is installed and operational the redevelopment will really start to take shape.
The tower crane was installed using a 130 tonne mobile crane. The crane was built over two days and remain in-place for around 12 months. Southern NSW Local Health District will launch a Name-the-Crane competition involving local primary schools in the coming weeks.
Mr Thomas said the Name-the-Crane competition is a fun and creative way for schools to be involved in one of the biggest hospital infrastructure projects in our region. Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to enter.
All works associated with the crane construction were undertaken within the development site. To minimise disruption to local residents and traffic, the tower crane was transported on semi-trailers and delivered to the development site by 07:00 am on Tuesday 10 March 2020.
The Faithfull Street work-zone area was used for the delivery of crane components. Traffic controllers were in place on Faithful Street for the duration of the crane set up to ensure the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles. To reduce the impact of construction traffic on local streets dedicated construction vehicle routes were used to and from the development site.
Mr Thomas said the Southern NSW Local Health District acknowledges and thanks the local community and hospital staff for their patience during the redevelopment works.
The $150 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment builds on the NSW Government’s extensive investment in health facilities across the district. This includes $18.6 million for the Cooma Hospital Redevelopment and the redevelopment of both Yass Hospital and Braidwood Multipurpose Service as part of the Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program.t