The selection process considered how the site could most effectively be used to achieve the government's vision for a health-focused precinct within its requirement that it be delivered at no net cost to the State.
In August 2016 the Queensland Government announced that Australian Unity had been selected as the preferred tenderer for the development. The assessment focused on the developer's vision for the Herston Quarter and the extent to which aligned with the government's vision for the site, and the proponent's credentials, capability and experience in delivering high quality health and community precincts. This process identified Australian Unity's Proposal as best meeting the State's requirements for the development.
In February 2017, Australian Unity and Metro North Hospital and Health Service exchanged a series of agreements for the Herston Quarter redevelopment.
Works are expected to start in March 2017 and the development will occur in stages over the next 10 years. The completion of the new public health facility, the Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre (SRACC), is a priority.