ADCO wins work on $61m health centre

30/06/2020 - 15:15

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ADCO Constructions has secured further work with the state government, this time to complete the $61.4 million redevelopment of the Newman Health Services centre.

ADCO wins work on $61m health centre
Roger Cook says the new centre reduces the need for Newman residents to travel for appointments.

ADCO Constructions has secured further work with the state government, this time to complete the $61.4 million redevelopment of the Newman Health Services centre.

The project will ensure integrated health services under one roof for the Newman community, and includes a $15 million contribution from BHP Iron Ore.

The new facility will include a dozen inpatient beds, two dental chairs, six emergency department bays and six GP consult spaces.

There will also be dedicated rooms for outpatient consults, therapy, medical imaging and pathology.

Other services such as physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, counselling, community health nursing and mental health will also be housed in the new building.

ADCO will complete the works in three stages, beginning in July, with the existing centre to remain open during construction.

It is the second state government contract awarded to ADCO this month, after the West Perth-based company secured an $8.8 million project to redevelop the Geraldton Health Campus.

Premier Mark McGowan said the state government remained committed to ensuring regional Western Australians had access to quality healthcare.

“The redevelopment of the Newman Health Service will provide considerable opportunities to local businesses during the program of works, providing a boost to the local economy,” Mr McGowan said.

The project is expected to create more than 300 local jobs.

The first stage of works, including the construction of the main works, is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2022. The subsequent stages are due to complete and be fully operational by mid-2023.

Health Minister Roger Cook said residents were eager for the Newman Health Service redevelopment.

“Improved access to telehealth services will provide patients with timely care close to home, reducing the need to travel outside the region for specialist appointments or ongoing consultations,” Mr Cook said.

The state government today has also contracted fellow builder Crothers Construction, which will complete a $7.1 million upgrade to the Victoria Park Primary School.

Crothers, which has offices in Applecross and Geraldton, will build a two-storey block that will include five classrooms for kindergarten and pre-primary students, an activity area and toilets, as well as staff parking beneath the building.

The project is expected to create around 250 jobs.

Crothers is also currently building a 10-bed community step-up step-down mental health service in Geraldton, which is expected to be ready early next year.

The state government, which had invested $5.6 million towards the project, has planned similar services for Kalgoorlie and Karratha.

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