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Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service

The new $340 million specialist health facility at Herston Quarter will be named the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service.

The state-of-the-art facility is the first building that will be completed as part of the $1.1 billion redevelopment of Herston Quarter which is being delivered by Australian Unity in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Expected to open in 2021, STARS will be operated by Metro North Hospital and Health Service and comprise of 184 in-patient beds, seven operating theatres, three endoscopy procedure rooms and consultation spaces.

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12 months of site activity: timelapse video

Watch the latest Herston Quarter timelapse video, showing demolition, excavation and construction over the last 12 months on the site of the specialist public health facility. This video was captured August 2017 to August 2018.

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Northern Car Park Design and Development Application

Following significant community and expert feedback, considerable changes have been incorporated into the car park design.

The design now achieves natural ventilation, delivering a better environmental outcome. Changes to the façade design ensure that concerns around noise, light spill and air quality are addressed and the landscape plan now allows for more landscaped planting along Back Road and deep tree planting along Research Road.

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2018

Community Information Session Northern Car Park

A Community Information Session will be held on Tuesday 11 September, to provide an update on the development application and design process for the new car park to be built on Research Road, Herston.

What: Community Information Session

When:  6pm – 7pm, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Where: Institute for Learning Professionals
17 Gould Road, Herston

Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

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Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 11

As construction of the specialist public health facility is continuing at great speed and we refine the design for the Northern Car Park, we are now preparing to relocate existing services from Back Road and the car park site to make way for construction in 2019. These service relocation works are expected to commence in October and take approximately six months.

Read more for detailed information about the service relocation works, and an update on a recent networking event with local indigenous businesses.

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Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 10

This issue marks an important milestone as construction of the new $340 million specialist public health facility is now underway at Herston Quarter.  We also provide an update on site activity now that construction activity has commenced, and on continuing design refinement of the Northern Car Park.

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Bramston Terrace - Night works

From Tuesday 10 July, Bramston Terrace is scheduled to be partially closed between 7pm and 5am to allow for the installation of communications infrastructure. These works are weather permitting.

Vehicles travelling in a southerly direction will be diverted at the roundabout via clearly marked detours. Pedestrians will also be diverted whilst these works are underway. Please see the attached map

Please note these works will also restrict access to the staff and permit holders entrance and exit of Bramston Terrace Car Park. Please use the lower entry and exit points to the car park during these night works. 

It’s estimated these works may take up to two weeks to complete. We apologise for the inconvenience these works may cause.

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Construction starts on $340m health facility

Construction of the new state-of-the-art public health facility at Herston Quarter was marked today by a visit from the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Also attending was the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick, and Member for McConnel Grace Grace MP.

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Specialist public health facility

Here's a bird's eye view of the site for the highly-anticipated specialist public health facility. This video was captured from August 2017 to June 2018.

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Herston Road Temporary Footpath Closure

Overnight closure of the Herston Road footpath is scheduled to commence this week to allow for the installation of communications infrastructure.

The temporary closure will be in place for up to two weeks and pedestrians will be required to cross to the southern side of the road between 7pm and 5am weeknights.

There will be intermittent disruption to pedestrian access on Herston Road as works continue on the site. Please follow the direction of signage and traffic control operators at all times.

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Herston Road closed 26 & 27 May

May 2018

Herston Road will be closed in both directions from Bramston Terrace to the Gilchrist Avenue roundabout on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May from 6am - 6pm. This closure is to allow for the installation of a second tower crane on the specialist public health facility site. Detours will be in place and clearly sign posted. Please see the map here.

The bus stop on Herston Road out the front of the construction site will be relocated this week. The bus stop has been temporarily relocated to Bramston Terrace about 95 metres away. The temporary bus stop will be in place for 12 months.

Changes to pedestrian access along Herston Road are now in place. These temporary changes are to allow for high voltage works to take place along the edge of the site. Pedestrian access is maintained along Herston Road.

We thank everyone for their understanding during these works and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Update to Herston Road Footpath Works

The planned overnight closure of the Herston Road footpath has been temporarily delayed. A further update will provided closer to the rescheduled dates.

Please note that temporary disruption to the footpath on Herston Road will occur intermittently as site works continue. Please follow the direction of signage and traffic control operators at all times.

Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 8

April 2018

The eighth issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

We have been pleased to hear from and speak to so many of the community over the last month via our online survey and also community engagement presentation about the Northern Car Park. This month’s newsletter provides an overview of current site activity, shares some initial insights from our survey and provides an update on the Northern Car Park.

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Aerial footage – No. 2

Demolition of the former Children’s Hospital is now completed and excavation works are preparing the site for construction of the specialist public health facility. Watch the latest site activity here.
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Online survey

Australian Unity, in consultation with Metro North Hospital and Health Service, is finalising its masterplan for the redevelopment of Herston Quarter and would like to invite the community, staff, students and visitors to provide input into the ongoing masterplan design.

Your opinions will give us valuable insight into creating a master plan that reflects your needs, particularly about future services, public space and amenity.

This survey has 24 questions and should take approximately ten minutes to complete. You will also have the opportunity to register your interest to participate in a focus group.

The survey will be available from 19th February – 10th March 2018. All individual survey data collected is anonymous and will be treated confidentially.


Survey now closed.

Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 7

February 2018

The seventh issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

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Development application approved

January 2018

Economic Development Queensland has approved Australian Unity's Development Application for a specialist public health facility to be built on Herston Road, Brisbane.

The specialist public health facility is the first health building to be completed as part of the $1.1 billion redevelopment of Herston Quarter.

The facility will provide specialist rehabilitation, elective surgery and outpatient services and is being developed to offer world-class patient-focused care much needed in Queensland.

It is expected that construction will begin in March 2018 and completed in late 2020.

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2017

Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 6

December 2017

The sixth issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

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Quarterly Aerial Footage - No. 1

Watch the first quarterly aerial footage of the site preparation for the new specialist public health facility taken from August 2017 - November 2017.

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Herston Quarter wins two awards

1 December 2017

Australian Unity’s Herston Quarter Redevelopment, in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service, was formally recognised at last night’s Public Private Partnership awards in Sydney for ‘Best Social Infrastructure Project’ and ‘Best Financial Structure’.

The Herston Quarter Redevelopment a world class health, aged care, medical and research precinct in Brisbane includes the first public health facility in Australia to be built in a real estate investment trust structure using private capital from investors.

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Bulk earthworks commencing

30 November 2017

Bulk earthworks for the Specialist Public Health Facility footprint will commence this week on the former Children’s Hospital at the Herston Quarter site. This work is in preparation for the construction of the new facility in the New Year.

For this stage of works, truck movements will be restricted to Herston Road and will be managed by traffic control operators as required.

Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 5

October 2017

The fifth issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

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Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 4

September 2017

The fourth issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

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Herston Quarter - Proposed Development Scheme

August 2017

The Queensland Government has released the Herston Quarter Priority Development Area Proposed Development Scheme.

Public notification of the Proposed Development Scheme will be conducted from 7 August to 18 September 2017.

For more information please visit Economic Development Queensland.

Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 3

July 2017

The third issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

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Truck movements to increase

6 July 2017

Truck movements and construction activity will increase on the Herston Quarter site from now as the internal strip out of the former Children’s Hospital commences. This work is in preparation for the demolition of the former Children's Hospital in coming weeks.

For this stage of works, truck movements will be limited to Herston Road and will be managed by traffic control operators as required.

Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 2

June 2017

The second issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

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Temporary Road Closure – Back Road

16 June 2017

There’ll be temporary disruption to traffic on Back Road on the Herston site between 6:30am and 8:30am, Saturday 17 June 2017, to allow for important cabling activity.

Access will be maintained for all emergency vehicles.

No disruption to power or services is anticipated.

Herston Quarter Redevelopment newsletter - Issue 1

30 May 2017

The first issue of Reimagining Herston Quarter is now available.

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Exploratory trenching begins

25 May 2017

Exploratory works have started around the former Children’s Hospital this week. This work includes some jack hammering and digging to determine the type of rock and foundations on the site and isolate some underground cabling.

This work will generate some noise on site for the next three weeks.

These works are critical to isolate some services prior to demolition works and determine the machinery and approach required for excavation of the site later this year.

Activity update at Herston Quarter

16 May 2017

The disconnection of services in the old Children’s Hospital on the Herston Quarter site is now underway as part of the first stage of the Herston Quarter redevelopment.

These works will take place over the coming months and will allow for the diversion of important cabling and future demolition of the building.

Every effort is being made to ensure minimal disruption to services on the site and staff will be made aware of when short term outages to data or telephones are anticipated.

Site preparation works begin at Herston Quarter

17 March 2017

Safety hoarding is being installed on the Herston Quarter site as part of the first site preparation works to get underway.

As a result of the hoarding, changes to pedestrian and vehicle access are now in place. Click below to see the alternate routes that are now available.

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Government works with business to seal deal on Herston Quarter

28 February 2017

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, says the $1.1 billion Herston Quarter project in Brisbane has been approved to proceed, with Australian Unity’s master planned health-related development moving to the contract close stage.

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Herston Quarter health precinct a step closer

23 February 2017

Queensland is a significant step closer to having a world-leading health precinct at Brisbane’s Herston Quarter after Australian Unity today executed a series of agreements for the development.

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2016

Herston Quarter declared a priority development area

18 November 2016

The $1.1 billion Herston Quarter Redevelopment project has today been declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) — fast-tracking investment and job creation on the important inner-city site.

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Herston Quarter preferred tenderer announced

14 August 2016

Health and financial services company Australian Unity has been announced as the preferred tenderer to develop the site of the former children’s hospital at Herston …

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2015

New specialist rehabilitation and surgical facilities for Herston Quarter

9 December 2015

A new 132-bed specialist rehabilitation centre will be built as part of the multi-million dollar Herston Quarter redevelopment as part of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

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State Government seeks detailed Herston Quarter proposals

1 October 2015

The Palaszczuk Government has launched the final stage of a competitive bid process to deliver a world-class health and commercial precinct adjoining the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) at Herston.

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Green light for Herston Quarter health precinct

10 July 2015

The Palaszczuk Government has shortlisted three proponents for the development of a world-class health precinct adjoining the Children's Hospital at Herston, who will now work up detailed plans for the development of the precinct.

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