Final Planning Approval for Temporary Facility

Treatment of acute patients at the Royal during the redevelopment is now assured with final approval received for the Liverpool Street forecourt facility.

The Liverpool Street forecourt will become home to a contemporary, purpose-built 54-bed capacity inpatient facility so K-Block can be built.

Hobart City Council approved the development application at their meeting on Tuesday, 9 June 2015.

No representations were received to the proposal - a clear indication that the community wants the Royal redevelopment to proceed.

The Liverpool Street forecourt facility is a key feature of the decanting plan for the rescued Redevelopment.

Under the Tasmanian Government's plan, acute patients won't have to be decanted offsite, they will have access to critical medical facilities, and they will be away from the day to day construction disruption.

The Liverpool Street entrance will remain the main entrance to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Work is now underway to plan the installation of the temporary facility including the permit conditions.

The tender for the temporary facility modules closes on 18 June 2015 and the tender for the site enabling works closes on 2 July 2015.

Services will begin to be relocated to the temporary facility from January 2016.

Demolition of B-Block will commence before April 2016 and take up to three months.

12 Jun 2015