St Vincent'sWerribee VIC Australia
The St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee at 240 Hoppers Lane, Werribee is an estimated $95 million state-of-the-art hospital facility that services up to 16,000 patients and creates jobs for 350 staffs within the Wyndham municipality. The hospital is funded and owned by the St Vincent’s Health Australia and designed by ADCO Construction.
The hospital building features 112 beds, six (6) operating theatres, four (4) delivery suites, a day procedure unit, a cardiac catheter laboratory, a day oncology/ infusion centre, rehabilitation facilities, radiology and consulting suites. The project includes an aged care facility that accommodates approximately 80 residents with low, high and respite care needs.
SJB Planning were engaged by Health Science Planning Consultants Pty Ltd to prepare, lodge and manage the planning approval process. The complexity of the development was reduced by SJB Planning’s involvement at the early stage of the project, to provide regulatory advice and identify statutory planning challenges to be considered by the design team.
While the design parameters didn’t present a significant challenge, the primary issue was the provision on-site car parking and traffic management. SJB Planning’s advice had been instrumental in managing the inputs and expectations of key stakeholders by working closely with the Wyndham City Council, Victorian Planning Authority and Public Transport Victoria, to secure a planning approval for the development.