Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is SAHP?
SA Health Partnership (SAHP), comprising five significant equity investors in the project, is responsible for delivering the project
for the State Government of South Australia. SA Health Partnership has contracted Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors to design and deliver the project, under a joint venture (HYLC) and a subcontract with Spotless Services for the Facility Maintenance, and HP for ICT Services.
- What is the financial breakdown?
AUD$1.85 billion project
More than AUD $2.5 billion in long term debt (in excess of $2.5 billion in long term debt)
More than AU$300 million in private equity investment
- When will construction commence and when will the hospital open?
Early works construction commenced on the new RAH in June 2011 and will complete in 2016
- What is a PPP?
A PPP stands for Public Private Partnership. A PPP is a contracting mechanism in which a Government initiated project is funded,
constructed and maintained by private sector companies in partnership with the public sector agency.
Public Private Partnerships have been pivotal in the development of social and economic infrastructure in Australia delivering
value for money and improved efficiencies over the life of the many different assets.
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- What will the hospital look like when it is finished?
View the latest architiectural & design images in our image gallery HERE »
- How much is the hospital costing?
The design and construction of the new RAH is $1.85 billion.
- When will the hospital open?
The hospital will be completed and open to 2016.
- Who is the Managing Contractor?
HYLC is a Joint Venture comprising Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors. The Joint Venture brings together the capacity, expertise and local and national reputation of both organisations to manage the design and construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
- Who are the sub contractors working on the new RAH?
For a list of project subcontractors, please click here
- How many people will be employed during construction?
The design and construction of the new RAH is anticipated to attract an estimate of 1800 people at the peak of construction.
- How can my organisation get involved in the project?
Please visit contact us / procurement to register your interest.
- How can I receive updates about the project?
Please email us on
if you wish to receive information about the project.
- How are you encouraging local sub-contractors to tender for the project?
HYLC is working closely with the Industry Capability Network SASA (www.icnsa.org.au) part of theDepartment for
Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) DTED who the project team liaise with weekly
in relation to tender packages, suppliers and advice.
All organisations wanting are encouraged to send an Expression of Interest (EOI) can do so via the ICN SA or via
the procurement section of this website. To assist the process for EOI’s, organisations are asked to complete a
pre qualification questionnaire.
The Procurement team shortlists at the appropriate time in the procurement program and invites companies to tender
based on the EOI list and ICN SA list. There have been two industry briefing sessions held to date,
- Increased activity on-site leads to increased traffic. Has HYLC put in place measures
to counter traffic congestion that comes with increased heavy machinery going on off-site?
We are mindful of the impact increased activity on and around the site has on the local community. Measures have
been put in place to minimise disruptions, especially around peak travel periods, and every effort will be made to
stagger deliveries to minimise traffic disruptions.
- How can I make an enquiry?
If you have an enquiry about the construction works, please contact Sian Dodd, Communications Manager on 08 8290 6437,
email us at
or for out of hours, please contact the HYLC security team on 0438 548 605
- What is the out of hours contact?
Please contact HYLC security on 0438 548 605.
- How can I watch the construction of the new RAH?
You can watch the construction live on two of the project webcams available on our website - View Here
- How often does the webcam refresh?
The webcam image updates every 15 minutes.
- How many cranes on site?
There will be eight tower cranes and a number of supplementary mobile cranes on the new RAH site.
- Can I take photos of the site?
General progress photographs of the new RAH site can be found on our website image gallery or via our webcam.
If you are interested in photographing the new RAH project please email us at
- How can I apply for a job with HYLC Joint Venture?
To view our current vacancies, please visit careers.leightoncontractors.com or www.hansenyuncken.com.au/careers.
For general expressions of interest, please contact us on