28 - 29 November, 2018 | Hilton, Brisbane

Debbie McNamara


Development Director
Metro North Hospital and Health Service


9:10 AM Keynote Presentation: The Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project – Establishing a Health-Centric, Mixed Use Health Precinct to Elevate Quality of Care

From 2017 for the next decade, the $1.1 Billion private-sector led Herston Quarter is a project that presents a redevelopment opportunity to contribute important social infrastructure to one of Australia’s leading health precincts, including delivery of a new specialist public health facility for Metro North Hospital and Health Service. The project combines an innovative PPP financing structure with a unique delivery model that emphasises the strengths of specialist developers and operators to deliver an integrated health and wellbeing precinct within a working public hospital site. In this session, Debbie will discuss the shared vision to continually improve quality and access to a comprehensive range of integrated health services through a private development with key external partners:

  • How the addition of Herston Quarter will greatly enhance the access to health services for the region and generate a community feel with a new uses, including a range of residential, retail, and public spaces
  • How the flexibility of the development agreement and unique commercial and delivery structure and how the approach sets a benchmark in ways government and the private sector can work together to deliver significant heath-focussed mix use projects
  • Minimising risk for the State by adopting a unique arrangement via a property trust in the delivery of public health infrastructure
  • Extensively engaging clinicians throughout the clinical design and development process to ensure relevance and practicality of the mode of care
  • Lessons learnt from the challenges of balancing competing design and technical requirements within the operational requirements of Queensland’s largest site, and the importance of effective communication


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Debbie.

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