Tenders called for new 400-bed hospital

Published 2:52pm 13 December 2021

Tenders called for new 400-bed hospital
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Expressions of interest are being sought to build a new hospital at Petrie, which will have up to 400 beds and 20 operating theatres.

The hospital will be built on the council-owned The Mill at Moreton Bay site, which is also home to the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) campus.

Development of the site is being driven by the Millovate board.

Chairman Nigel Chalmer says they are seeking tenders from potential investors to be part of an integrated health village.

“Potential investors are invited to submit their interest to contribute to the funding, planning, delivery and operation of a sustainably-designed 300-400 bed, up to 20 theatre hospital as the anchor, complemented by health amenities,” Nigel says.

“The Mill at Moreton Bay will integrate hospital and healthcare amenities to form an integrated health village, with a focus on building capabilities in healthcare, knowledge and lifelong learning, innovation and creativity.”

The proposed 4.5ha site is positioned in close proximity to Brisbane airport, the Bruce Highway and two train lines.

Bold vision for future

Moreton Bay Region Mayor Peter Flannery says the hospital will help drive economic recovery on the other side of COVID-19.

“This is the moment that we go from talking about what is possible in the Moreton Bay Region, and start putting years of planning into action, with an unprecedented 40 per cent growth already set to supercharge our economy over the next two decades,” he says.

“The Mill at Moreton Bay ensures we will not be a dormitory suburb of Brisbane, but a distinct city in our own right, with the capacity to create digital corridors, digital trade windows, and become a centre for healthcare innovation and medical research here in South East Queensland.

“With USC Moreton Bay’s enrolment numbers already surpassing all expectations, I want to see greater emphasis on the development of professional jobs that will attract more young people to our region – which is infinitely more affordable than our neighbours and offers a more convenient family lifestyle.

“This is part of Council’s ‘Bigger, Bolder, Brighter’ version of the Moreton Bay region under the Regional Economic Development Strategy.”

Expressions of interest submissions are now open and will close on February 28, 2022.

Visit www.vendorpanel.com.au/pro/tenders.

Queries can be submitted to Millovate’s transaction manager, Heath Jess at [email protected]

In future, Millovate will offer expression of interest opportunities in healthcare, education, tourism, entertainment and sport, smart-city infrastructure, arts and culture, commerce, retail, and medium to high density accommodation, all to be delivered at The Mill Moreton Bay.


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