Campbelltown will soon welcome a world class healthcare innovation hub and integrated cancer care centre within the city centre.
Leading global cancer care provider, GenesisCare, has signed a partnership agreement with Council to enable the development of a $50m integrated cancer centre that will include medical oncology and radiation oncology services, medical imaging, pathology, a clinical trials unit and allied health services on Council-owned land next to the HJ Daley Library on Hurley Street.
Future stages of the development will create a state-of-the-art health hub, featuring a range of health services.
GenesisCare is one of the largest providers of integrated care globally, with 38 centres in Australia, 293 locations in the US, 14 in the U.K. and 21 in Spain.
The organisation employs more than 5500 highly trained physicians, healthcare professionals and support staff, who deliver care to more than 400,000 patients around the world.
“GenesisCare’s facility will expand on Campbelltown’s existing health knowledge and education precinct, creating greater access to health care services and cancer treatments close to home,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“A key action within the Reimagining Campbelltown City Centre Master Plan is to explore options for under-utilised Council land within our CBD to stimulate economic activity and benefit the community through increased access to services and local employment,” Cr Brticevic said.
“This development delivers on those aspirations, bringing Reimagining to life and showing that Campbelltown is a growing community that is ready to deliver on its potential as a metropolitan centre within the Western Parkland City,” he said.
Fergus Rourke, GenesisCare’s General Manager in NSW, said: “Campbelltown is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. This significant investment will ensure the needs of the region are met now and well into in the future.”
“GenesisCare is deeply committed to ensuring all cancer patients can receive rapid access to high quality care when and where they need it, which is why we are investing in this new integrated cancer centre here in Campbelltown,” Mr Rourke said.
“Our vision is that cancer patients from across South Western Sydney and the Southern Highlands will be drawn to Campbelltown City to receive world-class care,” he said.
Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly comprise three of the top seven Sydney areas ranked by cancer incidence and comprise three of the top six Sydney areas ranked by cancer mortality.1
The new development will mean more local cancer patients can access all of their treatment services under the one roof in a new custom-built space.
This facility will partner with the clinicians at the award winning Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre at Campbelltown Hospital.
Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre Director Associate Professor Stephen Della-Fiorentina said: “Bringing care closer to home for the community is essential and the opportunity to provide more treatment options and work with local medical, nursing and allied health staff to provide a greater range is services is welcomed.”
Stage one is expected to deliver approximately 60 healthcare jobs when the facility is up and running, and 450 jobs throughout the construction process.
Erilyan Director Karl Mayoh said he was thrilled to provide development and construction services for the project and to be generating hundreds of jobs for the local community: “This project is incredibly important for the Campbelltown local area and surrounds – and the exciting thing is, it’s only the beginning for this exciting healthcare precinct.”
“Stage one of the project will generate more than 450 jobs in the local community, which comes at a critical time as we recover from the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Mayoh said.
“This centre is the future of health care, and it’s happening right here in the heart of South Western Sydney, where it is needed most,” he said.
Future stages of the project will see the existing HJ Daley Library relocated to a new city centre location to enable the health precinct to take shape.
The Namut Early Learning Centre will also be relocated at the same time.
Council is committed to maintaining library and early learning services throughout this process.
A new city library in the Campbelltown CBD was earmarked as part of Council’s Library Strategic Plan.
Council will conduct a series of consultation sessions in the future to work with the community and identify their ambitions for the design of the new library.
“A range of models are being considered for the long-term development of a new city library that will be bigger and better, incorporating state of the art technologies and designs to enhance education and learning opportunities in the Campbelltown CBD,” Cr Brticevic said.
GenesisCare have submitted a development application for the construction of the stage one centre.