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In August 2018, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment received a State Significant Development (SSD) application for the concept and associated stage 1 works of the proposed new Tweed Valley Hospital.


The Department assessed the SSD application and made a recommendation to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.


The Minister approved the Tweed Valley Hospital SSD application for the concept and associated stage 1 works on 11 June 2019.


Modification application

In September 2019, Health Infrastructure NSW (HINSW) lodged a modification application (SSD 9575 Mod 1) to allow minor modifications to vegetation removal approved as part of the Stage 1 works. The modification application was approved in October 2019. All documentation related to the project can be found on the Major Projects website.


In October 2019, Health Infrastructure NSW (HINSW) lodged a modification to the concept proposal (SSD 9575 Mod 2) to allow a number of changes and refinements. 


Changes to the concept proposal include:

  • New building envelopes for a multi-deck car park and temporary building
  • Increased hospital beds
  • Changes to existing envelopes
  • Increase floor area to 65,050 square metres
  • Relocation of electrical switching station kiosk
  • Revised landscaping


Consultation and feedback

The modification to the concept proposal was on public exhibition 8 November 2019.


The Department welcomed feedback from the community, government agencies and other stakeholders during the public exhibition period. This feedback helps us better understand the opinions and concerns of the community, which informs our assessment of the project.


All project documents received by the Department to date are available on our Major Projects website.


Next steps

Following the exhibition, the Department will publish all submissions received and ask the applicant to address all issues raised by the community, council and government agencies.


The applicant will prepare a formal Response to Submissions (RTS) report, which we will make publicly available.


The Department will then assess the project, including consideration of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), all submissions and community feedback, and the RTS.


Approved SSD application

The approved SSD application includes the following:


The concept proposal:

  • a maximum building envelope for a nine-storey hospital with basement, rooftop helipad and plant rooms
  • a maximum building envelope for a building accommodating supporting services
  • a maximum floor area of approximately 65,000 square metres
  • the site layout, internal road layout, site access arrangements and car parking areas
  • a landscape master plan identifying open areas and concept public domain treatments
  • Tweed Coast Road / Cudgen Road intersection upgrade.


Stage 1 works:

  • identification and establishment of the construction compound
  • construction of temporary internal roads, laydowns and parking for use during construction
  • augmentation and connection of permanent services for the future hospital
  • tree removal within the footprint of the construction works
  • bulk earthworks and recycling of materials to establish the site levels
  • piling and associated works
  • stormwater infrastructure
  • retaining walls
  • site access points and intersection improvement work on Turnock Street / Cudgen Road
  • site remediation works.


More information

  • All SSD application documentation related to the new Tweed Valley Hospital is available at our Major Projects website.
  • Find out more about the recent changes to planning controls and the State Environmental Planning Policy.
  • Find out more about the site selection and the proposed hospital development at the NSW Heath Infrastructure project site.
  • Call our Information Centre on 1300 305 695. If English isn’t your first language and you prefer an interpreter, please call 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language, then request to be connected to our Information Centre on 1300 305 695.

Page last updated: 11/11/2019