A proposal to redevelop Gosford Hospital and commence the first stage of a new Health and Wellbeing Precinct (HWP) is now on exhibition for community feedback.
The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the application, which seeks to: demolish existing buildings and carry out site preparatory works; refurbish existing hospital buildings; carry out road works including closing Beane St West, converting Holden St into a pedestrian plaza (accessible by emergency and service vehicles only), internal upgrades to Hospital Rd and upgrading intersections with Racecourse Rd.
The proposed plans also include the construction of a new 11 storey hospital wing with rooftop helipad, a new seven-level multistorey car park with approximately 803 parking spaces and a covered pedestrian link to the main hospital entrance.
Two new six and five storey buildings are to be constructed above the car park for health related purposes and administration activities.
Ancillary works will include hospital signage, landscaping and lot consolidation, including consolidating the existing hospital and Health and Wellbeing Precinct sites into one and two allotments, respectively.
A spokesperson for the Department of Planning and Environment said the local community always has an opportunity to share their views.
“Community consultation is an integral part of the planning process and the applicant will have to respond to the feedback we receive and this is taken into consideration when we develop our recommendations,” the spokesperson said.
Submissions can be made until Friday, September 11.
13 August 2015
NSW Planning and