News Date: 03 Dec 2017
The South Australian State Government will invest more than $90 million in upgrades and new services at Modbury Hospital in order to provide residents in Adelaide’s north east with access to improved medical and surgical services and a new, purpose built palliative care hospice.
Patients will benefit from a broader range of surgical procedures occurring closer to home and they will be seen, treated and discharged from a specialist eight bed Emergency Extended Care Unit, to be built next to the Emergency Department.
The State Government’s investment includes:
On the back of substantial advice from clinicians, the government has decided not to establish a High Dependency Unit, instead electing to proceed with the more expensive, comprehensive option of extending surgical capacity at the hospital.
Stage Three of the $363.47 million Princes Highway West Duplication between Winchelsea and Colac is underway, with works recently starting on a section between Warncoort and Ballie Street in Colac East.
Roadworks have been completed on the $51.8 million new Mandurah Traffic Bridge with four lanes of traffic opening recently.
The Western Australian State Government will allocate $2 million to build a dual pathway in Tamala Conservation Park to connect Mindarie with Burns Beach.
Australia’s first Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) has been opened on the Southport–Burleigh Road as part of the Queensland State Government’s $160 million Commonwealth Games roads upgrade program.
The construction tender for the new $26mil Palmerston Police Station has now been released, with companies able to bid for the contract over the next 8 weeks.