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Green Space

  • Green open space within, and surrounding, the hospital grounds, where the primary focus is healthcare, will be significantly reduced after the divestment of RNSH land. The upgraded hospital will be surrounded by high-rise buildings and most of the planned open space allotment will be shared with a busy, adjacent commercial and residential area and squeezed in between public thoroughfares, forfeiting both environment quality and size.
  • Green open space is considered important in providing an optimal environment for patient health, care and recovery, as well as staff and visitor respite.
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, was specifically built as “a hospital in a park, and a park in a hospital” to capitalise on the value of nature as a tool in the healing process, as well as minimising its footprint on the native environment.

 

Zone 8 - an Expression of Interest was released for this part of the hospital campus

Zone 8 – an Expression of Interest was released for this part of the hospital campus

North Sydney Council

The Council Perspective It is important to understand that the RNS hospital is in one of the most densely populated regions of Australia. In recognition of this, the North Sydney Council has published an open space provision strategy [See PDF Link] or [See Web Site Link]. In this they state “The North Sydney Council area …