Prime Minister announces new cancer care unit for Greater Springfield's Health City
Artist Impression of Greater Springfield Health City.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
Greater Springfield’s plans to build a world-class health city have been given a huge boost with the
Federal Government’s announcement of a state-of-the art cancer care clinic.
The new cancer care centre, to be built in Springfield, will offer day and radiation oncology and will include two new linear accelerators, consultation rooms and a research unit. The new cancer unit is the first stage of Greater Springfield’s Health City.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the announcement in Greater Springfield last month, confirming her government would provide $21.4 million towards the project.
Springfield Land Corporation Chairman Maha Sinnathamby welcomed the Federal funding as the catalyst for the development.
“The new cancer care centre will be a one-stop health and wellness destination encompassing public and private hospital facilities as well as 320 allied health providers,” Mr Sinnathamby said.
“More importantly, the health precinct will service regional and rural areas as well as south-east Queensland’s booming western corridor,” he said.
The centre is a partnership between the Springfield Land Corporation, Mater Health Services and Radiation Oncology Queensland. Mater Health Services have kindly contributed the land on which the Centre will be built, valued at $2 million.
The announcement comes just months before Mater Health Services will firmly cement its presence in the region with the opening of the Mater Health Centre in the new Brookwater Retail Village later this year.
Springfield Land Corporation Deputy Managing Director Raynuha Sinnathamby said the Brookwater Retail Village will house the region’s first integrated health clinic, firmly positioning Brookwater as one of the best-serviced residential communities in south-east Queensland.
“Mater Health Services is partnering with MyLife Medical Group to establish the area’s first integrated health service in one, purpose-built facility,” Ms Sinnathamby said.
“The Mater Health Centre in Brookwater will bring a diverse range of health services to the local community, offering services such as a GP clinic, medical imaging, pharmacy, pathology, allied health services and visiting specialists.
“Mater’s presence in Brookwater firmly positions the premier golf community as one of south-east Queensland’s best-serviced areas,” she said.
Ms Sinnathamby said Brookwater had evolved dramatically in the past couple of years, which was contributing to the region’s incredible growth.
“Brookwater has evolved dramatically in the past couple of years, with 2012 a particularly exciting year for residents with the opening of the Brookwater Retail Village later this year,” Ms Sinnathamby said.
“Greater Springfield is experiencing rapid growth at the moment, with developments such as the expansion of Orion Town Centre, the Springfield rail line and upgrades to the Centenary Highway all well underway this year.
“2013 will see the completion of the Richlands-to-Springfield rail line which, once completed, will allow commuters to travel direct to Brisbane’s CBD,” she said.
Located on the corner of Augusta Parkway and Tournament Drive, the $30 million Brookwater Retail Village is expected to open in December this year.
Brookwater is a premier golf residential community built around the Greg Norman-designed golf course and is part of Springfield Land Corporation’s Greater Springfield.