24 May 2017
Orange Mayor John Davis has welcomed the announcement an agreement has been made to build a private hospital bringing with it about 500 jobs.
Zauner Construction and James Richmark Pty Limited announced the two had entered into an agreement to build the Bloomfield Medical Centre opposite Orange Health Service.
Mayor of Orange, John Davis, has praised the design of the Bloomfield Private Hospital site which includes a hospital, retail space, a 'Super GP Clinic' an allied health precinct and motel.
"This development is a major part of the Orange Council plans for South Orange," Cr Davis said.
"The developers have worked closely with Council to produce plans which are modern and much needed in Orange.
"We encourage the community to get behind this very important development. Zauner Construction and James Richmark Pty Ltd have not only produced plans which meet our needs at Bloomfield and South Orange, they have worked with us to help overcome our urgent needs for parking in that area as well as create employment for close to 500 people for Orange and the region."
The development allows for 835 carparks designed to meet the needs of the site and assist with the parking issues at the Public Hospital.Frank O'Halloran representing James Richmark Pty Limited said it took time to get to this stage but the result is "unique, exciting and ground breaking for Orange."
"We needed to come up with modern plans which we believe would get the support of the Orange community," he said.
"We were always keen on a one stop shop for general medical and allied health in addition to providing a modern private hospital and other facilities, including a Medi motel.
"We have worked closely with the Orange Council to make sure our plans will meet their expectations. We will commence construction as soon as all the necessary approvals are received.”Zauner Construction is well known in Orange having recently completed the Orange Regional Museum, CSU School of Dentistry & Health Sciences and CSU Student Accommodation.