Social Impact Assessment

The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct undertook a Social Impact Assessment as part of its State Significant Development Application.  This assessment looked at the proposed project, its potential benefits and impacts, and how the community can participate and engage with the project. Health Infrastructure engaged the Hunter Research Foundation Centre to undertake the Social Impact Assessment. The information gained from this work helped inform the Environmental Impact Statement and State Significant Development Application.

Survey responses

  • The survey received over 1000 responses from staff and the community
  • Over 50 per cent of respondents were residents of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie LGAs
  • 50 per cent of respondents describes themselves as staff
  • Over 70 per cent of respondents identified as female
  • The age range of the respondents was from 18 to 65 years and over.

Summary of findings

View the summary of the Social Impact Assessment and the Environmental Impact Statement here

The Social Impact Assessment is included in the Environmental Impact Statement as part of the State Significant Development Application for the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct. Visit here for more.