Proposed new lease over the Burnside War Memorial Hospital (BWMH)

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In 1944 Otto von Reiben gifted 120 Kensington Road and 97 Hewitt Avenue, Toorak Gardens, to Council for the purposes of establishing a hospital.

A portion of this land was subsequently leased to the BWMH and has been operating as a hospital since 1950. Currently, the hospital buildings are occupied by the BWMH under a registered lease due to expire on 31 July 2037.

What is proposed?

Previously, a letter was received from the BWMH seeking Council’s consent to a proposed alteration of the premises to facilitate development of a new Central Sterile Supply Department (the CSSD). The Hospital advised


In 1944 Otto von Reiben gifted 120 Kensington Road and 97 Hewitt Avenue, Toorak Gardens, to Council for the purposes of establishing a hospital.

A portion of this land was subsequently leased to the BWMH and has been operating as a hospital since 1950. Currently, the hospital buildings are occupied by the BWMH under a registered lease due to expire on 31 July 2037.

What is proposed?

Previously, a letter was received from the BWMH seeking Council’s consent to a proposed alteration of the premises to facilitate development of a new Central Sterile Supply Department (the CSSD). The Hospital advised that the CSSD is required to ensure compliance with the revised national standard AS/NZ 4187: 2014 Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations which will apply from December 2021.

As portions of this proposed CSSD are currently outside the areas leased by the BWMH, a new lease has been requested, on the same terms as the existing lease, which includes the additional areas.

This proposed lease does not include Attunga Gardens. These gardens remain open for the community as unleased public land.

Above: This diagram shows the existing footprint of the BWMH (in red) and the additional areas requested by the BWMH that will accommodate the construction of the CSSD (in yellow).

At its meeting on 28 July 2020 Council endorsed the commencement of a community consultation process on a proposed new lease over the hospital buildings for the BWMH, with a term of 17 years.

As the site is classified as ‘Community Land’, and the term requested exceeds five years, Council is required to notify you of this lease proposal and seek any feedback or comments you have on this proposal.

The Council Report presented to Council at their meeting of 28 July 2020 can be found in the Document Library above.

This report includes:

  • a plan of the site.
  • a letter from BWMH requesting the change to their lease.
  • a diagram of the proposed new leased areas.
  • a draft lease plan.
  • a draft surrender of the existing lease and new lease.

How do I have my say?

Council seeks your feedback on this proposal via the online survey below.

Or you can post a written submission to:

Carmine Gallarello
City of Burnside
Reply Paid 9
Glenside SA 5065

Or email to burnside@burnside.sa.gov.au

Written submissions regarding this proposal should be submitted no later than 5 pm on Monday 24 August 2020.

I need more information

For any further enquiries and details relating to this proposal, please contact Council's Senior Property Officer, Carmine Gallarello on 8366 4200 during business hours.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council seeks your feedback in relation to a proposed new lease over the hospital buildings at 120 Kensington Road and 97 Hewitt Avenue, Toorak Gardens. 

    As this site is classified as ‘Community Land’, and the term requested exceeds five years, Council is required to notify you of this lease proposal and seek any feedback or comments you have.

    The hospital is seeking Council’s consent to a proposed alteration of the premises to facilitate development of a new Central Sterile Supply Department (the CSSD).  As portions of this proposed CSSD are currently outside the areas leased by the BWMH, a new lease has been requested, on the same terms as the existing lease, which includes the additional areas.

    Consultation has concluded
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