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Local businesses awarded contracts for works on $689m TAS hospital upgrade


Posted by Monica Gameng

Three sub-contracts have been awarded to local businesses for the $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Redevelopment project in Tasmania. Hazell Bros Group Pty Ltd, Howrah Plumbing Pty Ltd and Macquarie Builders Pty Ltd have been awarded a total of $7.1 million for works on the state’s largest construction project.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is dedicated to maximising the participation of local Tasmanian businesses and tradesmen in this project.

“This will help stimulate the local economy, secure jobs and encourage more in the sector,” Premier of Tasmania Will Hodgman said.

The three winning local businesses will be doing the following works for this project:

  • Hazell Bros - $4.6 million main demolition works
  • Howrah Plumbing - $1.9 million in-ground hydraulic and civil service works, including alterations and the diversion of existing in-ground sewerage and stormwater drains
  • Macquarie Builders - $600,000 building works to install a temporary hyperbaric chamber


Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment fly-through (source: TAS Department of Health and Human Services)

The project’s Managing Contractor, John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture tendered these works through the State Government’s Buy Local Policy which was implemented in this redevelopment project.

In the coming weeks, more sub-contracts are expected to be awarded as well as tenders to be announced. The Tasmanian Government is highly encouraging local businesses to register their interests to get involved in this project and they can do so on the ICN gateway.

Works on the new 10-storey building known as K-Block will commence later in the year.

Watch this space for more updates on this project.

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Source: Premier of Tasmania

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.