Palmerston Regional Hospital

Palmerston Regional Hospital is the Top End's new public hospital. The $170 million facility will open its doors to patients in 2018.

It is the Northern Territory's first new public hospital in almost 40 years and is funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments.

The 116-bed facility will deliver primary and community health care services to Territorians for many years to come.


Construction of the Palmerston Regional Hospital is progressing well and the project is on schedule.

You can see a progress report on the works at the Palmerston Regional Hospital website

Construction timeline


  • Construction commenced on the Stuart Highway and Temple Terrace intersection
  • Tender for the Managing Contractor awarded to Lend Lease Pty Ltd
  • Bulk excavation work, clearing the site for the new hospital commenced
  • Construction of the main hospital foundations commenced including the ground floor footings, columns and services


  • Pouring of the ground floor slab commenced
  • Construction of the main building structure continues, including installation of essential services
  • Staged internal fit out to commence
  • Staged fit out works continue throughout the project, which includes mechanical, hydraulic, fire and electrical services, dividing walls, ceilings, floor covering and windows
  • Commencement of external works such as paving, construction of the car park and landscaping


  • Building commissioning to be complete
  • Construction of the new hospital complete
  • Department of Health commissioning and medical fit out
  • Hospital open to public

Local industry participation

Managing Contractor for the construction of the Palmerston Regional Hospital is Lend Lease. Lend Lease is committed to ensuring local industry has the opportunity to participate in the construction of the Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Current trade packages awarded to local firms

Bulk excavation & site clearing

Allan King & Sons

Boundary fencing & gates

Totem Fencing P/L

Footings & columns

C & V Concrete P/L

Site survey & set out works

Bennett & Bennett P/L

Quantity surveying services

QS Services P/L

Early works hydraulic services

Project Plumbing P/L

Tower crane

High Rise & Rigging P/L

Reinforcement supply

One Steel Darwin P/L

Site surveillance camera

Intech NT

Genset fuel supply

Mini Tankers P/L


NT Pro Form P/L

Concrete supply

HB Concrete Darwin P/L

Reinforcement supply

One Steel Darwin

Concrete place

C & V Concreters NT P/L

Reinforcement fix

Reo Fast NT P/L

Concrete pumping

Darwin Concrete Pumping P/L

Early works electrical

Nilsen NT

Site accommodation

NT Link P/L

Rubbish removal

VEOLIA Environmental Darwin

Civil early works - stormwater

Allan King & Sons P/L

Traffic control

Core Staff NT P/L


NT Scaffold

Site amenities cleaning & consumable

Corestaff NT & Shamrock Chemicals

Structural steel roofing


Block work supply

HB Blocks & Pavers


Otis Lifts Darwin

Block laying (Early works)

Rob O’Keeffe P/L

Electrical Services

Nilson NT

Fire Walls

Intract Australia

Fire Protection, Wet & Dry

Control Fire Services P/L

Mechanical Services

Airducter Pty Ltd

Hydraulic Services

Project Plumbing Pty Ltd

Metal Roof Sheeting

Halikos Roofing P/L

Nurse Call and Security System

Security and Technology Services (NT) Pty Ltd


The site is in Holtze, Palmerston.

Palmerston regional hospital flyover

Current works

What’s happening on site?

Work on the $170 million Palmerston Regional Hospital is continuing to progress well, with the second floor of the hospital taking shape.

Stair wells and wall construction is continuing on level one, while main sewer and stormwater drains and water services are being laid to provide essential services to the future health facility. Concrete is being poured to form the floors of the second level, while site power trenching and laying of conduit is ensuring the future hospital’s power supply.

The eight buildings that will comprise the hospital will deliver the most technologically advanced hospital building in the Northern Territory and fulfils the NT Government’s long term plan for modern health service for Palmerston and Darwin rural residents.

During peak construction, it is anticipated there will be 300 people employed on the site.

Fortnightly project status updates are also available by checking the Palmerston Regional Hospital website – you’ll see new pictures updated fortnightly


Construction will be complete in March 2018, after which the Department of Health will commence fit out and commissioning of medical equipment.

Latest news


You can contact Glen Brady, project director, by either:


Palmerston Regional Hospital concept aerial

See virtual tour of design.


An update on the great progress on the Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Last updated: 29 May 2018