Project status: Open

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The SPIRE Project is the largest healthcare infrastructure project undertaken by any ACT Government. It will deliver a state-of-the-art emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility on the Canberra Hospital Campus.

The SPIRE Project will replace buildings 5 and 24. These buildings are being vacated and demolished to clear the footprint for construction of the SPIRE Project to commence in 2021 and be completed by 2024.

Detailed information about the SPIRE Project can be found in the SPIRE Project: The Facts information sheet.

Find out more by selecting an option below. You can also contact us directly by emailing

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This new facility will provide a new expanded Emergency Department, operating theatres, and an ICU facility of 40,000 square metres. The SPIRE Building will become a state-of-the-art health care facility that will service Canberrans and the people of surrounding NSW for the next decade and beyond.

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We are looking for meaningful engagement with interested community members who would like to contribute to the conversation around the planning of this new facility. Please refer to the Terms of Reference and FAQs for more information.

The Local Community Reference Group will be tasked with providing input into:

  • Streetscaping so all elements fit cohesively together in the visual landscape
  • Contributing to the urban design of the SPIRE Project
  • Collaborating with other Government organisations to address concerns around key traffic interfaces, to arrive at innovative solutions that meet the needs of the local community.

We are also engaging with a Consumer Reference Group which is comprised of members from:

  • Health Care Consumers Association
  • Mental Health Consumers Network
  • CHS Patient Experience Team
  • Carers ACT
  • Council of the Ageing
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Elected Body
  • Multicultural Advisory Council ACT
  • People With Disabilities ACT

This Group, which is about to be finalised, is another meaningful way the ACT Government is working with key professional and community representatives to ensure the design of the SPIRE Project meets the needs of the community.

We will use your views to:

At this early stage in design planning, there is a lot of opportunity to discuss what is important to our near neighbours and the greater ACT community.

Information and feedback from the YourSay website will be collated and provided to the Local Community Reference Group and the Consumer Reference Group for consideration and action.


The first Local Community Reference Group will be held in early-2020.

Proposed dates for Consumer Reference Group are as below:

  • 11 December 2019
  • 15 January 2020
  • 12 February 2020
  • 11 March 2020
  • 15 April 2020
  • 13 May 2020
  • 17 June 2020
  • 15 July 2020
  • 12 August 2020
  • 16 September 2020
  • 14 October 2020

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the SPIRE Project Team.