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Works are underway to transform Hospital Road 

The works on Hospital Road are an important part of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment, which includes more than $1.5 billion investment in world-class health, research and education infrastructure that will deliver new and innovative models of care to the local community and residents of NSW. 

Hospital Road north construction and access changes from 8 April 2022


Construction activity is underway on the northern section of Hospital Road outside the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick as part of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre enabling works.

Download the Hospital Road north fact sheet. 

Why is Hospital Road north being upgraded?

In the future Hospital Road north will provide underground ambulance access to the new Children’s Emergency and a ground level pedestrian plaza for staff, patients, students and the community to enjoy above.

Access changes  

Hospital Road north is closed and a construction zone is being established. Vehicle access to Hospital Road north will be restricted to construction vehicles and emergency response vehicles only. The signalised intersection on High Street and Hospital Road will remain operational for vehicles exiting the Sydney Children’s Hospital High Street drop-off and for limited construction access supporting the works on Hospital Road north.

Pedestrian access will be restricted with the closure of the pedestrian footpath on the eastern side of Hospital Road. Emergency exits will be maintained with local pedestrian detours in place. Authority access to Hospital Road will remain during the upgrades.

Levels B2 and B3 of the campus carpark and Francis Martin Drive remain accessible from Hospital Road via Barker Street. Magill Street is currently closed due to road upgrades to improve access to the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building.                                  

Changes to parking on Hospital Road north 

Parking on Hospital Road north is unavailable to staff, patients and visitors following the road closure in April.

Please use alternative parking at the Randwick Hospitals Campus:

• The Randwick Hospitals Campus Main Entry and Campus Carpark remains accessible 24/7 via Barker Street and Easy Street offering drop-off, disability parking, lifts and undercover access to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
• Two disability parking spaces are allocated at the Sydney Children’s Hospital High Street drop-off 
• 15-minute parking is available on Clara Street, located near the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick High Street entrance
• Children’s Emergency drop-off parking is available on High Street.

Construction activities 

Construction activities on the northern section of Hospital Road include:  
 
  • Staged site establishment with the installation of hoardings and fencing
  • Modification of underground utilities and vegetation removal
  • Use of plant and machinery, saw-cutting, and hand tools
  • Excavation works for services investigations and installation of new underground power cables
  • Concreting, temporary road and footpath works.
Enabling works will continue on Hospital Road north over the coming months followed by early works and main works for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Early works will clear and prepare the site and main works will deliver the new hospital building.

Managing construction

We are committed to minimising the impact of our works where we can. All construction activities are carried out with the health and safety of the local community as our top priority. We endeavour to keep noise, dust and vibration to a minimum.

Some ways we do this include: 
 
  • Selection of tools, machinery and ways of working to reduce disruption
  • Sequencing of works and respite periods for high impact works such as jackhammering and rock-breaking
  • Noise and vibration monitoring and reporting
  • Traffic control, signage and safety exclusion zones established to ensure worker, pedestrian and vehicle safety
  • Mitigation measures in place to manage light spill
  • Coordinating works to ensure continuity of hospital operations

Maintaining operational continuity

To ensure operational continuity of the Randwick Hospitals Campus, the works on Hospital Road are being delivered in multiple stages. This staged methodology has been carefully planned in consultation with stakeholders to ensure continuity of logistics, emergency and public access to the campus, loading docks and carpark and to minimise the impact on neighbouring residents.

What’s happening next?

Work continues on Hospital Road and Delivery Drive to build the new UNSW Eastern Extension to the Acute Services Building and clinical and public link bridges that will connect the Acute Services Building to the existing Randwick Hospitals Campus. 

Over the coming months, construction activity on the northern part of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment site will increase to deliver the Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Staff and community will be kept up to date as works progress.

Construction hours

Where possible, construction activities are scheduled during approved site hours:
  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 5pm
Work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances such as workforce availability. Any out of hours work will continue to be communicated in advance. Activities are dependent on weather and site conditions and are subject to change. Information about activities that may affect local stakeholders is provided in advance to inform the community about upcoming works.

Randwick Campus Redevelopment team
 Phone:     1800 571 866
 Email:        randwickcampusredevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au
 Website:    randwickcampusredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au