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The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is asking for community feedback on the Stage 2 proposal for the new $470 million Maitland Hospital on public exhibition from today until Thursday 8 August 2019.

 

Executive Director, Infrastructure Assessments, David Gainsford, said community input is a vital part of the planning process and encouraged everyone to have their say on the draft plans.

 

“The proposal will involve the construction and operation of the new Maitland Hospital,” he said.

 

“We want to hear from the community about their views on the draft plans to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and ensure any potential impacts to the surrounding area and local people are considered.” 

 

The new hospital would be 70 per cent larger than the current one and would include a new emergency department and expanded surgical theatres, maternity and paediatric services. 

 

Mr Gainsford said the Environmental Impact Statement and all associated documents are available on the NSW Major Projects Planning Portal.

 

“Once the exhibition closes, the Department will consider all community submissions received, along with feedback from other government agencies and councils, as part of its rigorous assessment process.

 

“All the feedback will help us assess the development application, so we can work towards the best outcome for the community.”  

 

Visit the website for more information and have your say on the project by Thursday 8 August 2019

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