Project status: In Progress

How you had YourSay

The Development Application to build the Emergency, Surgical and Critical Healthcare building is now approved and was announced on 5 August, 2021.

The DA was available for public comment from 6 May, 2021 to Friday 18 June, 2021.

A Design Update Brochure was released outlining the features of the new emergency building.

The Pre-Development Application (DA) consultation closed on Wednesday, 24 February, 2020 after a 10 week consultation period and a What We Heard report is now available.


We invited the community to provide comments on all elements of the proposed building design.

There were several ways for you to joined the conversation:

  • leaving a comment on the draft plans
  • participating in a survey informing the design of the new public and green spaces at Canberra Hospital
  • attending an information session or visit a pop up stall.

For more information about the project and its background, explore the We are looking at section below.

We are looking at:

Canberra Hospital is expanding to include a new emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility with more operating rooms, more treatment spaces and more intensive care beds.

We invited the community to provide comments on all elements of the proposed building design.

An information package of draft plans for the hospital was available ahead of the formal development application and open to public comment for 10 weeks, closing on Wednesday 24 February, 2021.

This package included the following conceptual documentation for the community to provide feedback on:

  • A site plan (showing parking areas, access and egress, waste areas and communal open spaces)
  • A plain English statement explaining the proposal
  • Key design elements of the proposal
  • Indicative floor plans
  • Elevations
  • Shadow diagrams (demonstrating shadow impact)
  • Proposed materials and finishes
  • Perspective drawings and other visual images from a range of angles and scales
  • High level response to Territory Plan rules and criteria
  • Response against the relevant zone objectives

We will use your views to:

Feedback gathered during this period will help inform the formal development application for the delivery of the new emergency, surgical and critical healthcare building.

Previous engagements: