In October 2015, The Palaszczuk Government launched the final stage of a competitive bid process to deliver a world class health and commercial precinct adjoining the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital to be known as the Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project.
The Queensland Government is currently undertaking a competitive bid process to select a private sector master developer to deliver this mixed-use precinct for health, bio-medical, residential and retail activity. Shortlisted Proponents Australian Unity and Lend Lease have now submitted detailed proposals to redevelop the Herston Quarter.
Evaluation is currently underway with a Preferred Proponent expected to be announced in mid-2016.The Queensland Government included a requirement for Shortlisted Proponents to include the delivery of a public health facility, known as the Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre (SRACC), within their proposal to redevelop the Herston Quarter.
The Project is being led by Queensland Treasury’s Commercial Group, working closely with Queensland Health and Metro North Hospital and Health Service.
Once appointed, the successful proponent will be required to obtain the relevant development and planning approvals.
The Queensland Government has earmarked an approximately five (5) hectare site adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) to become a mixed-use precinct for health, bio-medical, residential and retail activity.
The site became available with the relocation of children’s health services from the Royal Children’s Hospital to the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in late 2014.
The Herston Quarter offers an exciting opportunity for the private sector to deliver a fully masterplanned health-related development, which capitalises on the location within the Herston Health Precinct, and leverages the convenience and quality of the adjacent institutions.
The Government has endorsed the following Project Objectives for the Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project. The project is:
The primary use of the site will be for health-related activities, such as bio-medical research and health facilities, as well as residential and retail space for doctors, nurses, and family and friends visiting patients at the nearby RBWH.
Public health facility – Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre
The Queensland Government included a requirement for Shortlisted Proponents to include the delivery of a public health facility, known as the Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre (SRACC), within their proposal to redevelop the Herston Quarter.
The SRACC will comprise 100 rehabilitation beds, special purpose rehabilitation support areas and a surgical and endoscopic centre with a 32 bed surgical inpatient room, seven operating theatres, three endoscopy rooms and recovery spaces.
Located two kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD and integrated in the world-class Herston Health Precinct, the Herston Quarter offers many strategic advantages, including: