How to get a Job at the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project

How to get a Job at the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project

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About the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project

From the NSW Gov Health website

The Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 3A will provide increased capacity, a greater range of services and improved facilities for patients.  The project has a capital budget of $80.25 million ($60.25 million from the Australian Government’s Health and Hospital Fund with a $20 million co-contribution from the NSW Government).  The project is currently under construction with a phased project completion in late 2016.

The Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project will deliver a contemporary facility in a mix of new and refurbished space.  A new multi-story development on the corner of Uralba and Little Uralba streets will include :

  • A new and significantly expanded Emergency department
  • Emergency Medical Unit
  • Emergency Care / Fast Track zone
  • Expanded Medical Imaging capacity
  • A new ambulance drop-off and bay
  • A new renal dialysis unit
  • A new Hospital Mortuary
  • Future expansion space
  • Refurbished spaces will accommodate an expanded community health unit consisting of purposed designed consult and interview rooms
  • The project will also include construction of a new Pathology Unit and temporary 10 bed Maternity depart.


Location Profile – Lismore & Far North Coast

Lismore, Northern Rivers, Ballina, Mt Warning, Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Richmond Valley, Tourism, Infrastructure, Sugar, Agriculture, National Parks, Bush Walking, Surfing, 4x4ing, Boating, Fishing, Camping, 4x4ing, Trail Riding, Golf

Population: 227,000 (Richmond/Tweed ABS 2011)

Lismore City Council

Lismore & Far North Coast Region – Rents as at Jul 2012

2 bed 1 bath – $200 – $470

3 bed 1 bath – $250 – $550

4 bed 2 bath – $340 – $2500

Lismore & Far North Coast  – House Prices at at Jul 2012

2 bed 1 bath – $122,000 – $1.150,000

3 bed 1 bath – $ 215,000– $2.900,000

4 bed 2 bath – $265,000 – $3.800,000

Climate data for Ballina Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 42.0 41.0 35.6 31.0 30.0 28.0 27.5 36.7 33.0 37.0 38.1 40.0 42.0
Average high °C 28.2 28.0 26.9 24.8 22.4 20.2 19.9 21.2 23.5 24.7 26.1 27.3 24.4
Average low °C 19.6 19.4 18.1 15.2 12.0 9.7 8.5 8.7 11.5 13.9 16.5 18.1 14.3
Record low °C 12.2 13.2 11.0 5.9 2.0 -2.0 0.0 1.0 0.4 4.2 7.0 9.5 -2.0
Avg. Rainfall mm 174.8 194.6 215.3 190.2 170.6 207.3 119.1 92.8 67.4 108.8 124.4 142.9 1804.9
Avg. Rainy days 14.4 14.8 17.7 15.7 14.7 12.5 11.2 9.5 9.3 11.8 12.6 12.7 156.9


Companies Involved with the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project

John Holland has been awarded the Main Construction contract.
Click here to go through to John Holland website.

Woollam Constructions – has been awarded the Enabling Works contract.
Click here to go through to Woollam Constructions website.

Various Subcontractors – Subcontractors are more than likely required but none have been announced yet.  This section will be updated as new announcements are made.

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Occupations Required at the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Building Trades/Formworkers
  • Steelfixers/Concretors
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Metal Trades


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project

Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition


Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

At this stage of the project no EBA’s are available.  As companies are awarded contracts this EBA section will be updated.


Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.

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