The word 'hospital' is back in its title - and the NSW Government has committed to honouring the history of the site - yet there's still no word on when the redeveloped Bulli centre will open.
Health Infrastructure NSW confirmed on Thursday that the construction of the $50 million Bulli Hospital Aged Care Centre of Excellence was still on track to be completed by the end of the year - despite concerns by Keira MP Ryan Park that the date had been pushed back.
Just over $9 million was allocated to complete the centre in this year's state budget.
However, Mr Park said the budget papers indicated that construction wouldn't be completed until June 2020.
"Last year's budget papers said the project would be finished in July 2019, now we find buried in the budget papers that the project is a year late," he said.
"The community and I fought hard for this project and I was hopeful that this year we would finally see it open, but that is now simply not going to happen."
A Health Infrastructure spokesman said dates provided in the budget papers were the expected "financial completion" of a project, when all contractual obligations had been met.
"Construction is still scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. (Then) a commissioning process will need to be undertaken by the local health district as they move in to their new facility before operations can commence."
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard recently confirmed that the word 'hospital' would be retained in the title of the new centre. An arts strategy was also being developed to honour the history of Bulli hospital.