Cam­pus work go­ing well

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Con­struc­tion of Kar­ratha’s new health cam­pus is three weeks ahead of sched­ule and on bud­get, ac­cord­ing to Health Min­is­ter Roger Cook.

The $207.15 mil­lion cam­pus is due to open in late 2018, three years af­ter con­struc­tion be­gan.

On a visit to the site last week, Mr Cook said the new fa­cil­ity would pro­vide world-class health­care to the Pil­bara.

“With 139,000 con­struc­tion hours un­der the belt, fo­cus has now shifted to the in­te­rior of the new $207.15 mil­lion cam­pus,” he said.

“By about this time next year we will have fin­ished the con­struc­tion process and have moved into com­mis­sion­ing.

“The ma­jor in­fras­truc­ture project is hav­ing a pos­i­tive ef­fect on lo­cal jobs and busi­nesses with a 76 per cent lo­cal work­force and about 135 con­trac­tors are on site each day.”

Mr Cook also an­nounced a new 64-slice CT scan­ner would be housed in the cam­pus.

Build­ing con­trac­tor Mul­ti­plex has high­lighted a strong com­mit­ment to em­ploy­ment in the Pil­bara, claim­ing more than three-quar­ters of the work­force was lo­cal. But Pil­bara MLA Kevin Michel said he held doubts about this fig­ure.

“I don’t be­lieve those num­bers and we will look into it,” he said.

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