Increased Car Parking at Hospital

General
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Casterton Memorial Hospital has commenced with its Western Car Park redevelopment on Monday. Gambier Earth Movers have been awarded the contract for works which will carry on over Christmas to approximately 20th January.

Casterton Memorial Hospital has commenced with its Western Car Park redevelopment on Monday. Gambier Earth Movers have been awarded the contract for works which will carry on over Christmas to approximately 20th January.

 

The Board of Management as part of its strategic planning had identified the need for improved parking for staff and visitors and is now pleased that the redevelopment works have commenced. 

 

Works will include development of an additional 32 car park spaces, additional disabled park spaces, extension of hot mix area toward the Hospital common, new roadway near gas cylinder, extra storm water, new curb and channelling, spoon drains, pedestrian pathways, Bollard lighting, 2 x 4mtr light towers and lighting and increased Ambulance pad area.

 

The Board of Management are very excited to get this project up and running and would ask all visitors to please be aware of changed parking conditions and directions.    

 

As of Monday morning 24th November there will be no staff parking on back lawn areas where cars have currently parked.

 

The one section only of existing hot mix parking bays will be active near Glenelg House and we ask that the Glenelg House Visitors and disabled parks not be taken up by staff or other non-Glenelg House Visitors.

 

Staff car parking will be taken up on the hospital common which will be accessed off Cussen St, with access to hospital via gateway adjacent Hospital shed. Public are asked to be mindful of the increased traffic in this area during the construction period.

 

Delivery van / truck traffic will be required to access and exit down roadway parallel to Medical Clinic and out to Russell St.

 

This will be another exciting development for CMH in improving our amenities and visitor/staff car parking capacity. This project is being funded from CMH Capital Reserves with a final cost estimate of $170,000.

 

All public are asked to use caution when accessing CMH from Carmichael St and to be aware of increased traffic from CMH onto Russell St and Cussen St. areas.