Schematic design

Health Minister Brad Hazzard unveil the schematic designs of the Acute Services Building in May 2021 which will deliver a broad range of services as the centerpiece of the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct. 

The schematic design process looks at the building in greater detail, examining the positioning and internal configuration of each of the clinical service areas. 

It provides clinicians, operational staff and other stakeholders with an increased understanding of what John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct will look like, how it will work, and how the departments will interconnect. 

The schematic design also develops the external and internal building finishes, and the overall landscape solution. 

The designs were included as part of the State Significant Development Application that were lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and exhibited on the Department’s website for the public’s feedback until Monday 28 June 2021.  The application was approved in December 2021. 

The designs put the patient front and centre, with large windows for more natural light and plenty of green spaces and quiet zones to make the hospital stay as comfortable as possible. 

Early works commenced in April 2022.