As part of the NSW Government’s $619 million redevelopment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, a new multi-storey car park will be constructed with close to 1,000 car parking spaces to replace parking removed to make way for the Paediatric Services Building and address the growth in healthcare services.   

The car park will be located off Redbank Road at the rear of the hospital site.. The site was selected because of its convenient location close to the major arterial roads and Galleria entries.  

The contemporary design of the new car park will have dragonflies around the façade.  The Dragonfly was developed by local Aboriginal artist Leanne Tobin, following discussions with staff within the precinct, Elders and the community in 2018. It reflects the vibrancy and movement of dragonflies, and acts as a reminder to the importance of families and gathering together.

The new car park will have a number of sustainable features to help reduce carbon emissions including solar panels installed on both the façade and roof, generating over 600kW of sustainable energy to the hospital.   

To complement the new car park, a new playground is being built which was developed and designed in consultation with consumers, playground committee, a specialist playground designer and clinicians.  

The new playground will include an exciting new sensory area will be part of the new playground and a range of new contemporary, accessible equipment such as swings, climbing web, and rockers  so children of all ages and abilities can play and gain new skills.  

Australian-owned company Kane Construction has been awarded the contract to construct the new car park. 

Currently, site preparation work is underway including the realignment of Redbank Road which will widen and improve traffic flows into the new car park.  

Major construction is set to begin in the coming months with construction expected to be completed in late 2023.