Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital

2016 State NECA Awards – Certificate of Commendation

Project: Wagga Base Hospital – New 7 Storey Hospital
Builder: Hansen & Yuncken
Project Value: $13M (Approx.)
Time Frame: Approx. 22 months
Referee: Michael Martin (Project Manager)

The new Acute Services Building at Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment consisted of the construction of a new multi-level building – six operational levels (ground floor to level five), a plant room on level six and a helipad on level seven.

The new facility included:

  • Eight Operating Theatres
  • Emergency Department
  • Imaging
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • CSSD and Associated Stores
  • Wards
  • Accommodation as Specified for the Management, Treatment and Care of Patients
  • Pharmacy


The contract works by GPE Electrical and Communications Contractor Pty Ltd and its sub-contractors, included the supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, testing, certification and warranty of the electrical services as specified and indicated on the drawings and within the specification.

The extent of work includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Coordination with Hydraulic, Mechanical, Structural, Architectural Services and all Other Trades
  • Cable Mains from Main Switchboards (Portion A Works) to the Acute Services Building Major Switchboard
  • Switchboards and Distribution Boards
  • Submains
  • Earthing
  • Lightning & Surge Protection
  • Supply Authority Metering
  • Cable Trays, Ladders, Conduits, Pits and Cable Containment for Electrical, Security and Communications Works
  • Cables, Wiring Systems
  • Provision of Power Factor Correction Units
  • Provision of a Central Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • Luminaires Including Lamps and Control Gear, Mounting Systems and Block Outs
  • Lighting Control Systems
  • External & Internal Lighting
  • Exit & Emergency Lighting
  • General Power Socket Outlets and Permanent Connections
  • Provision of a GSM Phone System
  • Digital MATV System
  • Power and Cabling Associated with the Audio Visual Requirements
  • Hearing Augmentation System
  • Medical Services Panels
  • Master Clock System
  • PVC Minimisation
  • As Built Operation / User Manuals and Drawings via WEB FM – Online Project Collaboration