A new 60-bed aged care unit will form part of an upgraded Bulli Hospital after the NSW planning department approved a state significant development application.
The approval means work to build new facilities for the hospital – including a residential aged-care facility, buildings linked to the aged care inpatient unit and car parking – can get under way.
An existing building will be demolished and a ground-level car park removed.
The proposal was on exhibition for eight weeks late last year, with exceeding height controls, parking impacts and tree removal among the key issues raised in the 16 submissions received.
The department was satisfied the applicant, Health Infrastructure, had adequately addressed any concerns and approved the project, subject to conditions.
Those conditions include preventing, minimising and/or offsetting adverse environmental impacts, regular monitoring and reporting, and ongoing environmental management.
The department said the project would create 43 new jobs during construction and operation.