Construction starts on University of Canberra Public Hospital

In 2012 ACT Labor announced its plan to build a new public hospital.  Today we turned the first sod to start construction on the $139 million project.  We're delivering on our promise.

The new Hospital is one of the most important projects the ACT Government is undertaking, and will significantly change how we deliver health services here in the ACT.


We are committed to delivering the best health services to Canberrans, and the new facility will help alleviate pressure on our existing hospitals and expand our health facilities in Canberra – ensuring more patients can be treated for a wider range of health issues in the ACT.  


In addition to improving health services, the construction of the project will also see more jobs over the coming years, as well as improving economic activity in the Belconnen area. It will help the University of Canberra grow and attract new students and researchers.


This is another great example of how the ACT Government’s reforms are enabling the University of Canberra to provide more community orientated services on the campus.


Construction of the hospital is expected to be completed in 2018, with the hospital receiving its first patients that year.