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Information for the community – Updated 23 May 2022
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

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This interactive timeline brings the nWCH Project to life, charting the inception of the nWCH Taskforce to the present day. Scroll down to view the entries in chronological order.


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February 2022
Builder Appointed for nWCH
The $1.95 billion new Women’s and Children’s Hospital Project has reached its next major milestone, with the appointment of Lendlease as the project’s managing contractor.
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January 2022
nWCH Enabling Works Continue
The nWCH Project continues to progress with important enabling works occurring on the nWCH site, adjacent to the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH).


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November 2021
Clinical Space Designs Released
Our new hospital has reached another major milestone with consultation now open on the proposed ’block and stack’ plans, which map out the locations of individual clinical spaces within the new building.
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July 2021
New Women’s and Children’s Hospital Master Plan released
The nWCH Master Plan has been released, marking the end of the planning phase for our new word-class facility
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June 2021
Government go-ahead – Premier unveils preliminary images for a nWCH
The South Australian Government has announced it will invest $1.95 billion on a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital (nWCH), securing the project for South Australian women, children and their families for generations to come.
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May 2021
nWCH Project reaches an Australia-first milestone
The new Women's and Children's Hospital will be Australia’s first all-electric hospital.


Drilling works
September 2020
nWCH Project hits ground-breaking landmark
Drilling will take place on the western end of the Biomedical precinct, the site identified for the new hospital
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July 2020
Consultation begins on nWCH
The nWCH Engagement Strategy has been released
New WCH Leadership Forum
January 2020
nWCH Leadership Forum
More than 200 leaders from across the Women’s and Children’s Health Network took part in a planning workshop


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June 2019
Government go-ahead
The State Government announced a $550 million funding commitment to begin planning for a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.


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December 2018
nWCH preferred site announced
The western end of the Biomedical Precinct has been recommended as the preferred site for the new hospital
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May 2018
nWCH Taskforce membership announced
The new WCH Taskforce membership has been released
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April 2018
nWCH Taskforce Head announced
A Taskforce has been established to drive the co-location of a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the Royal Adelaide Hospital