It was a quiet affair when the first concrete was poured for the $35 million Western Cancer Centre last week.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders were invited to inspect the construction progress at the site on Wednesday, following the first pour.
Due to coronavirus regulations only a small number of people were able to be at the site.
"It's fantastic to see work well underway here at the Western Cancer Centre, which will provide the quality care and support that cancer patients and their families need and deserve," Mr Coulton said.
"With every milestone we reach on this project, we are one step closer to providing a better quality of life for cancer sufferers and their families."
Mr Saunders said it was an exciting milestone.
"This project is an excellent demonstration of state and federal governments working together to deliver better outcomes for the people of Western NSW."
The concrete pour focused on the bunker slab for radiation therapy services. The walls will be up to 2.3 meters thick, and house the linear accelerator machine.
When complete, the new centre will include 16 chemotherapy spaces, a bunker for radiation treatment and a PET CT scanner for cancer diagnostics. The new building will be at least 2,887 square metres in size and will link with the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stage 4 Clinical Services Building at the first floor.
The Western Cancer Centre project will support more than 100 jobs during construction and create in excess of 60 ongoing jobs.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.
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