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The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct project is being delivered in partnership with Health Infrastructure
and Hunter New England Local Health District. It’s being planned and designed in consultation with clinicians, staff,
patient groups, local stakeholders, and the community. 

Our key stakeholders

  • John Hunter and John Hunter Children's Hospitals clinicians and staff
  • Residents and businesses near the Precinct
  • Local Aboriginal groups
  • Aboriginal groups within the catchment of the Precinct
  • Precinct partners
  • Patient, carers and consumer groups
  • Government agencies
  • Associations, business chambers and interest groups
  • Community members.

Consultation is central

Community and stakeholder input are an essential part of planning the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct.

Our program of consultation combines:

  • Clinical and staff consultation to support the design of future models of care and the new Acute Services Building, including user groups, information sessions, drop-in sessions and newsletters.
  • The Aboriginal Design Group ensures key elements of the design connects with Country and extends a welcome to local indigenous communities and those from across Newcastle, the greater Hunter region and northern NSW communities.
  • A Stakeholder Consultative Committee has a broad consumer representation, involving representatives from across the community, patient and carer groups.
  • Presentations and Q&As with community and consumer stakeholder groups including HNELHD Aboriginal Health Board committee, Youth Health and Wellbeing Council, and family advisory committees.
  • Consultation sessions across the community.
  • Regular meetings, presentations and consultation with precinct partners, associations, business chambers, interest groups, community members, Government and statutory bodies.
  • Project website, collateral, FAQs, newsletters and dedicated email.
  • Continuous engagement with Transport for NSW ensuring coordination between the John Hunter Health Innovation Precinct and the Newcastle Inner City Bypass project.
  • Extensive consultation to support the State Significant Development Application (SSDA).

Visit here for to  view our Record of Consultation - Planning and design summary.