20 Jul 2016

The Burnside War Memorial Hospital (BWMH) community engagement was open from 7 – 28 June 2016.

The outcome of the community engagement was essentially in support of the proposal and can be summarised as follows:

  • The BWMH provides a valuable service to Burnside Council ratepayers as well as people from all over South Australia.
  • The site was gifted to the community for a hospital and community gardens and should continue as such.
  • To enable BWMH’s long-term security and strategic planning for the site, a 21-year lease is appropriate.

The BWMH is situated at 120 Kensington Road, Toorak Gardens and comprised in Certificate of Title Volume 5859 Folio 365. The land is Council owned and leased to the BWMH, pursuant to three registered leases, except for the western part of the site – Attunga Gardens.

The BWMH sought to surrender the existing leases, and enter into a new 21-year lease for the hospital buildings and associated facilities. A longer lease will provide the BWMH with long-term security and enable them to strategically plan for the future operations of the hospital.

At the Council meeting on 12 July 2016, the Burnside War Memorial Hospital was granted a 21-year lease on the premises with the Attunga Gardens retained by Council.

For more information, please refer to the 12 July Council Agenda and Minutes in the Document Library.

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