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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.


The SSD application, refined by a later Response to Submissions report, sought approval for 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.


Find out more

  • All SSD application documentation related to the new Tweed Valley Hospital is available at our Major Projects website.
  • Find out more about the proposed 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 us on 1300 305 695. If English isn’t your first language, call 131 450, ask for an interpreter in your language and request to be connected to our Information Centre. 

Page last updated: 15/07/2019