Construction of the new 12-storey clinical services building at Campbelltown Hospital, the centrepiece of the $632 million Stage 2 redevelopment is now complete.
With additional clinical services and medical specialities available, the local community will have access to a broader range of health care closer to home. The redevelopment will also improve patient flow, provide better vehicle and pedestrian access to the hospital, include food and retail outlets, deliver a multi-storey carpark and provide more job opportunities.
Key features include:
- New clinical services building with modern wards and patient facilities
- New women's health services including birthing suites and maternity ward
- Increased children's outpatient and ambulatory care services
- Increased children's surgical services
- New nuclear medicine and dental services
- State-of-the-art operating theatres and intensive care unit
- Bigger emergency department with more treatment spaces
- Modern mental health units that are centrally located
- Increased access to outpatient and ambulatory care services
- Upgraded medical imaging equipment
- Increased cancer services
The next stage of works is the completion of the refurbishment works and overall project finalisation.
Campbelltown Private Hospital was opened in 2007 and has undergone three major redevelopments since this time.
It was the first hospital in southwest Sydney to provide robotic surgical services, providing patients with access to world class services in the local area.
The state of the art operating theatres provide a wide range of surgical services including elective and life-saving surgery such as:
- Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)
- Breast surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Ear, nose and throat surgery
- General surgery
- Gynaecology surgery
- Head and neck surgery
- Orthopaedic (bone and joint) surgery
- Ophthalmology (eye) surgery
- Oral & dental surgery
- Paediatric surgery
- Plastic, reconstructive
- Spinal surgery.
Supporting the surgical services, the hospital includes a 34 bed Rehabilitation Centre as well as comprehensive specialist medical consulting services, onsite medical imaging and nuclear medicine and a pathology collection centre.
The next big project for the Campbelltown Health and Education Precinct is the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research - Macarthur which will be located between the public hospital and Western Sydney University.
Due to open in 2023, the $47.5 million facility will be housed in the new Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building -Macarthur.
A world-class medical education and research facility, the Institute will enable local researchers to address the region's unique health challenges and improve health outcomes for the people of south west Sydney, bringing together world-leading researchers and clinicians across disciplines. It will promote greater scientific, clinical and industry collaboration that can deliver cutting-edge diagnostics and innovative healthcare programs, treatments, and therapies, and strengthen patient care.
The research will have a particular focus on health challenges such as mental illness, diabetes, healthcare of Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, paediatrics and addiction medicine.
Campbelltown will soon welcome a world class healthcare innovation hub and integrated cancer care centre within the city centre.
Leading global cancer care provider, GenesisCare, has signed a partnership agreement with Council to enable the development of a $50m integrated cancer centre that will include medical oncology and radiation oncology services, medical imaging, pathology, a clinical trials unit and allied health services on Council-owned land next to the HJ Daley Library on Hurley Street.
Future stages of the development will create a state-of-the-art health hub, featuring a range of health services.
GenesisCare is one of the largest providers of integrated care globally, with 38 centres in Australia, 293 locations in the US, 14 in the U.K. and 21 in Spain.
The organisation employs more than 5500 highly trained physicians, healthcare professionals and support staff, who deliver care to more than 400,000 patients around the world.
The facility will expand on Campbelltown's existing health knowledge and education precinct, creating greater access to health care services and cancer treatments close to home
Fergus Rourke, GenesisCare's General Manager in NSW, said: "Campbelltown is one of Australia's fastest growing cities. This significant investment will ensure the needs of the region are met now and well into in the future."
"GenesisCare is deeply committed to ensuring all cancer patients can receive rapid access to high quality care when and where they need it, which is why we are investing in this new integrated cancer centre here in Campbelltown," Mr Rourke said.
"Our vision is that cancer patients from across South Western Sydney and the Southern Highlands will be drawn to Campbelltown City to receive world-class care," he said.
Stage one is expected to deliver approximately 60 healthcare jobs when the facility is up and running, and 450 jobs throughout the construction process.
Future stages of the project will see the existing HJ Daley Library relocated to a new city centre location to enable the health precinct to take shape. The Namut Early Learning Centre will also be relocated at the same time. Council is committed to maintaining library and early learning services throughout this process.
A new city library in the Campbelltown CBD was earmarked as part of Council's Library Strategic Plan.
The Campbelltown School of Medicine, located at the Campbelltown Campus of Western Sydney University, is one of the most advanced medical training centres in Australia.
The facility is the home base for the University's medical students, as well as the School's academics, researchers and support staff.
The innovative four-storey facility provides students and researchers with specialist teaching and laboratory facilities, including simulated learning spaces for clinical skills learning, an anatomy laboratory, problem-based learning tutorial rooms and world-class research equipment.
As a bonus, 70% of the doctors trained at WSU School of Medicine stay and practice medicine in Campbelltown and the surrounding region.
Western Sydney University's Macarthur Clinical School, located at Campbelltown Hospital, brings together expert medical teachers and clinical training opportunities for medical students and researchers.
The facility ensures medical students have access to quality, hands-on training. The world class school includes a simulation laboratory, tutorial rooms, lecture theatre, library and research space for clinical academic teams.
Clinical services include:
- Aged Care and Rehabilitation
- Ambulatory Care
- Cancer Therapy
- Intensive Care
- Maternity Services
- Paediatrics and Paediatric Ambulatory Care
- Palliative Care
- Special Care Nursery
The potential of increasing the number of courts in Campbelltown is being explored to improve access to justice for the growing communities of south west Sydney.
The Campbelltown Community and Justice Precinct proposes to co-locate federal and state courts, along with justice services, educational and community facilities in the city centre.
This initiative has the potential to increase the number of courts available in Campbelltown, provide more court services and create high-value jobs and new infrastructure within the city.
The proposed precinct would be at the current Campbelltown Court House and Campbelltown Civic Centre sites that is bound by Queen Street, Hurley Street, Short Street, Patrick Street and Broughton Street. This location is opposite Campbelltown Station and adjacent to emergency and police services.
All three levels of government are collaborating on the proposal, with the Australian Government evaluating the opportunity to have a Commonwealth presence and the State Government assessing the suitability for expanded NSW Courts. Council is considering its options for civic and community facilities, commercial office space and educational campuses.
The project is being supported by the Western Parkland City Authority and facilitated by the Western Sydney City Deal.
Already one of the leading shopping centres in Sydney with more than 12 million visits per year and rising, Macarthur Square is even bigger and better now that the $240 million expansion is complete. The redevelopment has transformed the centre into the fifth largest in NSW.
The centre is now home to a newly designed flagship David Jones store, 45 new specialty stores, international brands such as H&M, an alfresco dining terrace, fresh food market hall and additional parking.
The expansion, which provided 2000 jobs during construction, will provide an additional 1000 ongoing retails positions.
From humble beginnings as a contract tooling and job workshop, Breseight Group Australia has transformed into an internationally acclaimed, advanced manufacturing and engineering business with global connections.
Founded in 1983, Breseight remains under the control of the two founding families (Cullen and Rix) and operates from a purpose-built facility in Ingleburn with 28 employees. With a long history in toolmaking, the business now has a diverse offering of advanced manufacturing and engineering products and services.
Managing Director, Kevin Cullen, recognised the need for the business to expand beyond its toolmaking origins if it were to thrive in the manufacturing industry.
"Traditional manufacturing in Australia has declined in recent years, and along with fellow Director, Tracy Rix and CEO, Marcos Perez, we wanted to ensure the sustainability of the business well into the future," Kevin said.
"We recognised that we needed to align with internationally recognised leaders in manufacturing, so in 2005, we partnered with German technology companies and introduced EOS 3D high-end printing into Australia for use with plastic and metal materials - and we haven't looked back."
Since then, Breseight has won design, development and supply contracts with companies such as Telstra, NBN, ResMed and Alcatel for a range of telecommunication and medical products, and they have transitioned from traditional base manufacturing into new industry sectors.
Their latest creation, ImplaNav, was developed and tested in Campbelltown and is now being showcased across Europe. ImplaNav is an oral surgical navigation system focused on dental implant implantology and better patient health outcomes relating to areas such as osseointegration, trauma, oncology, edentulous (lack of teeth) and bone augmentation.
The company is also providing solutions for prostheses jaw reconstruction implants, and Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI) solutions are also being sourced for leading Australian medical companies for ankle, knee, and hip reconstructions.
"We acknowledge that for manufacturing to exist in Australia in its own right, technology and innovation must be integrated and delivered organically with industry partners, including those in education," Kevin said.
"Some of today's fastest growing occupations require STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) related skills and experience, so we need to enable opportunities for future training within the industry. We are working on a framework called ‘dynamic learning 24/7' which will create an online platform for innovation in manufacturing and deliver home-grown, sustainable, environmentally considered, world class products and services.
"It's an exciting time to be in advanced manufacturing and Campbelltown is leading the charge."
The $16 million expansion of Rydges Campbelltown saw the four-and-a-half star hotel transform its looks, with an upgraded terrace area, an extra 38 rooms, stylish refurbishments to its existing 116 rooms, as well as brand new event space for corporate and social occasions.
For the business traveller, managers, and local companies, new and bigger conference facilities accommodate 200 attendees.
Hotel general manager Brett Barlow said it will also prove a boon for weddings.
"This expansion will provide Campbelltown with a brand new contemporary ceremony and reception venue," he said.
"It's a market that we haven't promoted heavily to date, but you can be assured it will be THE place to celebrate your special Day, and even a weekend!"
"On-site ceremonies, reception space to spread out, and accommodation to cater for travelling loved ones - the ideal one-stop location to tie the knot!"
The new accommodation tower has been designed by Scott Carver Architects, who were also the designers of Aquafit Leisure Centre, The Cube Entertainment Centre and the renovated Campbelltown Catholic Club - which are all located within the one destination precinct in the Campbelltown CBD.
The hotel expansion and refurbishment was completed in mid 2018.
Rydges Campbelltown, which includes OTIS Grill Bar with its own micro brewery, has thrived since it opened in 2007.
With world class facilities at Club Menangle, Campbelltown is the home of Australian harness racing, but the NSW Harness Racing Club is not resting on its laurels with more expansion plans in the wings.
Today, the Club, which contributes more prize money than any other harness racing club in Australia, holds more than 100 race meetings each year, including Australia's richest sprint race - the Miracle Mile - and many other internationally recognised races.
Incorporated in 1902, the Club was originally based at Harold Park Paceway in inner Sydney. In the 1950s, the Menangle Park site was purchased and in 2008, members voted in favor of the Board's recommendation to sell Harold Park and relocate the Club's entire operation to Menangle Park.
Chief Executive of NSW Harness Racing Club, Bruce Christison, said that in the years leading up to the decision to relocate, the Club undertook an extensive feasibility study to select the future site.
"Campbelltown, as expected, has become one of the most significant growth areas in the country and the Club was, and still is, excited by the opportunities this presents both now and in the future," Bruce said.
"The Club took into account the forecasted growth of the Campbelltown area, which was a major factor in the decision to relocate to Menangle Park. The growth that we have experienced, both as a Club and as a venue, has more than justified that decision."
Stage one of the development of the Menangle Park site commenced with the construction of a 1400m race track, the largest harness racing track in Australia. In December 2010, the Harold Park site was sold and all racing activities moved to the Menangle Park complex, now known as Club Menangle.
The Club then set about building international standard facilities including three grandstands, a 350 seat restaurant, outstanding function rooms, a state of the art television studio and world class stables.
"In 2015, when NSW hosted the World Driving Championship, we had the best drivers from all over the world competing throughout the state," Bruce said. "These entrants told the world that both the track and facilities at Club Menangle are better than any they have witnessed."
In the years since the decision was made to sell the iconic Harold Park complex and base its future in the city of Campbelltown, the Club has invested more than $50 million in the site, which continues to develop as both a racetrack and entertainment complex.
"Recently, land adjoining the track was purchased and a permanent world class training complex has been established on the site," said Bruce. "These stables have already attracted 160 horses from throughout NSW, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand, which is boosting employment and the economy in Campbelltown."
Late last year, the Club purchased the historic Menangle House site located nearby the race track, and has long term plans to develop a registered club, hotel accommodation and associated businesses as the area continues to grow.
"The long term objective is to establish an entire entertainment precinct, which will offer a wide variety of options for the rapidly increasing population of south west Sydney," said Bruce. "With many families looking for affordable housing options with accessibility to all areas of Sydney, the Campbelltown area is the ideal demographic for our rapidly growing business.
"The announcement to locate the second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek, and the associated infrastructure this will entail, further demonstrates the foresight the Club had in selecting Campbelltown as the location for the NSW Harness Racing Club, and can only further increase the appeal of Campbelltown for commercial and residential potential."
A significant milestone has been achieved. The final Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) - a product used as an alternative to steel and concrete - panel has been installed at &'The Gardens Macarthur' to complete the residential development of what is currently Australia's largest tall timber building.
The $30 million development, which is guaranteed to become an urban design landmark for the city, consists of 101 apartments over three towers - six, seven and eight stories in height.
Internationally, timber construction has been widely accepted as a preferred innovative, environmentally friendly building material for medium and mid-rise construction in Europe and the US for more than 15 years. In Australia, however, this is a relatively new method, with Campbelltown now at the forefront of this new dimension of construction.
CLT construction methods offer a faster build time, without compromising on the structural integrity, quality and aesthetics of the design. The product also has a number of additional advantages - using timber building materials not only creates fewer carbon emissions without any increase in costs, but a Planet Ark study has shown that wooden interiors improve a person's emotional state, reducing blood pressure, heart rate and stress levels.
Located close to Campbelltown's restaurant and entertainment precinct, The Gardens three tower residential complex consist of 101 beautifully crafted apartments, all of which have been cleverly designed to attract maximum natural light and cross flow ventilation.
The towers, the final of which was completed in October 2017, took just six months to complete and received a commendation at the 2017 UDIA awards for Excellence in Affordable Development.