1000 Construction Jobs in Pipeline for 'SAHMRI 2' as Sod Turns

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Up to 1000 construction jobs will be supported and an estimated $1 billion in economic activity generated in Adelaide over the next three years as developments commence on the next stage of South Australia's iconic Health and Biomedical Precinct - the Australian Bragg Centre. 

The project, valued at $500 million, will be built by Lendlease and developed and owned by SA developer Commercial & General. Funding support has been made available from the State and Federal Governments in an effort to house world-leading and lifesaving proton therapy cancer treatment, to be delivered by SAHMRI.

The landmark development and research facility will be built adjacent to SAHMRI on North Terrace and will incorporate a 3-floor high-tech cancer treatment centre, which is the first of its type in Australia.

Premier Steven Marshall said this project will further bolster the state’s international credentials and create significant economic stimulus and jobs in the wake of COVID-19.

“This significant development will put SA on the map as a pioneer in world-leading, lifesaving proton therapy cancer treatment,” said Premier Marshall.

“It will also provide the state’s building industry with significant economic stimulus as we emerge from the greatest economic challenge of our time, supporting as many as 1000 jobs and generating an estimated $1 billion in economic activity during the construction phase.

“We are pleased to support this project and look forward to it coming to fruition as a new, iconic landmark along North Terrace.”

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The State Government has invested $47.4 million for the project, including a $10.6 million grant to assist the planning and development phase and $36.8 million to reposition the Train Control Centre to Dry Creek from North Terrace, making the site ready for development. The project has also been supported by a $68 million Commonwealth grant. 

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the state-of-the-art facility will provide world-class care, closer to home.

“South Australians, and people throughout the nation, will no longer need to go overseas to get the care they need,” said Minister Wade.

“This landmark new facility will further establish the Precinct as one of the pre-eminent health care and research hubs in the southern hemisphere.”

The Australian Bragg Centre is poised for completion in late 2023, with the first patients set to be treated there roughly 18 months later. 

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