THE new Royal Children’s Hospital has won the prestigious honour of Australia’s infrastructure project of the year.
The Herald Sun reports: The 2012 National Infrastructure Award recognised the $1 billion hospital as a showcase for the nation when it came to its procurement, design and construction.
”This is a very proud moment for the Royal Children’s Hospital and for all Victorians,” Health Minister David Davis said yesterday evening.
”This $1billion tertiary hospital was delivered on time and budget, and features cutting-edge design incorporating state-of-the-art medical, research and educational technologies.”
He said every element of the project had set new benchmarks for a project of this scale and complexity.
Words: Lucie Van Den Berg, Herald Sun
Picture: Ian Currie, Herald Sun
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