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Infrastructure projects

Continued investment in Queensland Health services across the state has helped keep the Torres and Cape safe from COVID-19.

It’s important that our growing and aging population continues to have access to quality health care services and facilities. We’re committed to ensuring more Queenslanders can access quality care closer to home which is why we’re planning for the future.

Below are just a few of the projects that are completed or underway in our region to deliver better healthcare for you.

Under way

  • $36 million – redevelopment of Thursday Island Hospital. (works under way, completion expected August 2023.)
  • $8.86 million multiple works at Weipa Integrated Health Service for a new CT scanner, new birthing unit, new primary healthcare clinic, relocated pharmacy and renal dialysis unit and air-conditioning and chiller upgrade. (Projects are at various stages of construction or planning. Some components, such as CT scanner space and renal dialysis unit are completed.)
  • $7 million Mer Island Primary Healthcare Centre replacement. (Tendering for contractor)
  • $1.9 million – Northern primary healthcare centres generator upgrades. (Under way.)


  • $10 Million – redevelopment of Sibuwani Ngurpai Meta (Thursday Island Primary Healthcare Centre). (Completed in May 2022.)
  • $17.4 million – redevelopment of Poruma (Coconut), Dauan, Ugar (Stephen) and Masig (Yorke) Islands. (Poruma, Masig and Dauan completed in 2021, Ugar completed early 2022.)
  • $1.8 million – Coen Primary Healthcare Centre morgue and conference centre roof replacement (Completed late 2021.)
  • $1.42 million – replacement of the Primary Healthcare Centre roof at Wujal Wujal (Completed late 2021.)
  • $1.255 million – upgrade of the helicopter landing site at Wujal Wujal Primary Healthcare Centre. (Construction completed late 2021.)
  • $3.67 million – new staff accommodation at Bamaga Hospital. (Completed January 2021.)
  • $1.65 million – Bamaga Hospital roof replacement. (Completed September 2020.)
  • $600,000 to upgrade existing electrical systems at Bamaga Hospital. (Completed October 2020.)
Last updated: 7 June 2022