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Builder Named For Hospital Project

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An artist’s impression of the new Kingaroy Hospital (Supplied)

June 28, 2019

Broad Construction Services, a member of the CIMIC group of companies, has been awarded the contract to construct the new $73.9 million Kingaroy Hospital.

The decision was announced on Friday by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

After an open market tender process, seven potential construction companies were short-listed.

Broad Construction plans to set up a local satellite office throughout the build.

Construction work is due to begin next month with the project expected to be finalised in 2021.

“We promised to build a bigger hospital in Kingaroy and that’s exactly what we’re doing. I can’t wait to see construction begin,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

Health Minister Steven Miles said the redevelopment was a major investment by the State Government.

“This project will support approximately 72 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and use as many local sub-contractors where possible,” Mr Miles said.

Darling Downs Health chairman Mike Horan thanked the Kingaroy Hospital staff for their input into making sure the facility would continue to meet the needs of the ever-growing community.

“Our staff, both at the Kingaroy Hospital and working in our infrastructure division, are to be commended for their work so far on the project and ensuring that the early construction works have had little bearing on people accessing services at the hospital,” Mr Horan said.

“We will continue to provide updates as the project meets its milestones,” he said.

“This is a community facility and we want to make sure it will continue to meet the growing needs of the South Burnett into the future.”

The CIMIC Group of companies also includes Leighton, Thiess, UGL and Pacific Partnerships.

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