Public submissions open on land sale for Blacktown's proposed $800 million Brain & Spinal Institute
Blacktown City Council is inviting residents and business owners to have their say on a proposed sale of Council-owned land in its CBD to house the proposed $800 million Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute.
The project is spearheaded by world renowned neurosurgeon, Professor Charlie Teo AM. It will comprise:
a medical research institute (with university partner)
a private hospital
Council is seeking comment from business owners and the public on the proposed site sale.
The site covers council’s Administration Centre in Flushcombe Road, (including the former WSROC building and surrounding car park), the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre and part of the Blacktown Kmart car park. (see illustration below).
Public parking spaces will be retained in the proposed development.
The sale will provide funding for the temporary relocation of some Council administrative staff to ensure the continued delivery of services to residents and local businesses. It will also enable the eventual planned move to new purpose-built administration offices in the CBD, and facilities for a new Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.
Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale, said the BBSI will be a major leap forward in the redevelopment of the Blacktown city centre.
He said it will be one of the most significant investments ever in Blacktown City.
“We believe the project will attract hundreds of millions of dollars of capital investment, hundreds of long-term, highly skilled and support jobs, and millions of dollars of medical research, as well as contribute greatly to the rejuvenation of the Blacktown city centre," Cr Bleasdale said.
“It will also provide facilities to support international medi-tourism which in turn has the potential to generate income from overseas, assisting the NSW economy."
It aims to be a world leader in medical research, practice, treatment and recovery.
The development will cover up to 150,000 square metres of floor space. By comparison, Westpoint Blacktown is 92,000 square metres, and Blacktown Hospital is100,000 square metres).
Comments and submissions must be lodged by 24 February 2021.
How to make a submission
Anyone wishing to make a comment on this is invited to forward written submissions to:
Chief Executive Officer
Blacktown City Council
PO Box 63
Blacktown NSW 2148
Submissions can also be forwarded to Council via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A submission by way of objection must set out the grounds of the objection. Any information included in submissions may be made available to third parties in accordance with relevant legislation.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Click here(PDF, 2MB) for more information on the proposed development and its impact on Council's long term financial plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here(PDF, 153KB) for a copy of the BBSI Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here(PDF, 3MB) for the BBSI site plan of subject land.