The RPA redevelopment will focus on developing a whole of campus solution that brings together new models of care, enabling technology and physical infrastructure to support service expansion and changes in service delivery, including virtual care.

The redevelopment will deliver:

  • Expanded and enhanced Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units.
  • State-of-the-art operating theatres.
  • Expanded and improved adult inpatient accommodation.
  • Increased interventional and imaging services.
  • Expanded neonatology services.
  • Improved public domain and services including roads, wayfinding and landscaping throughout the hospital.
  • A new open garden courtyard.

Using a Tuflow Flood model, our Flood Management team identified an overland flow path to the east of the hospital, and within the University of Sydney’s Camperdown campus. The existing Council flood model was updated to include the new developments using the latest lidar data available to investigate this further.

Climate change projections from the NSW and ACT Regional Climate Modelling (NARCliM) project were included in the modelling. Sea levels were predicted to increase by 90cm by 2100 from the 2009 Mean Sea Level.

The flood model results showed that in the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) flood, typically low hydraulic hazard and flood velocity are expected in and around the development site. In the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) the area to the east of the hospital building will experience high hydraulic hazards and higher flood velocities, however, the proposed building floor level will be located above the PMF level and will provide a safe refuge during a PMF event.

Client: Health Infrastructure (NSW)

Architect: Bates Smart and Neeson Murcutt and Neille in collaboration with Jacobs

Builder: CPB Contractors

Value: $950M

Completion: 2028

Images: Health Infrastructure

Sector: Hospitals

Services: Structural, Civil