A 54 metre tower crane has now been erected at the Wagga Wagga Health Service (WWHS) campus. It will be the most visible attraction on the site for the next 12 months and will play a pivotal role in the construction process.

Meanwhile, the piling works at WWHS have now been completed and the piling rig has been dismantled and removed from the site. The contractor is now working on detailed excavation for footings, construction of concrete columns and the construction of the base for the lift core.

The $282.1 million redevelopment is a jointly funded project, with the NSW Government providing $215 million and the Australian Government contributing $55.1 million from its Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF) Program. A further $12 million has been allocated from the
Australian Government under the COAG New Sub-Acute Beds Guarantee for 20 sub-acute mental health beds.

Construction of the new acute services building is scheduled for completion in late 2015 with commissioning to follow. It is therefore anticipated that the new facility will be open in early 2016. Once the new acute services building is complete the existing tower will be demolished, and the entry forecourt and car park works will commence.