Our vision towards 2030. The shape of things to come.

Mater is on a Mission to revolutionise the way our community epxeriences good health and wellbeing at Mater.

Healthcare across the world is changing. The Mater Hill Master Plan is the Mater's response to the changing role of hospitals and health services in the future and aims to create a world-leading health precinct that integrates health, education and research.

The Mater Hill Master Plan is a 10-15 year conceptual vision to transform the Mater’s South Brisbane campus into a vibrant, integrated health and wellbeing precinct that will offer contemporary services reflecting emerging trends and future-focused models of care, innovative technologies and responsive and sustainable infrastructure.


The master plan is a flexible document showcasing a range of development possibilities, with the capability to adapt to the changing healthcare needs of our community.

The plan process commenced in late 2018. It was undertaken in collaboration with Urbis town planners and Conrad Gargett architects and in consultation with Mater Group’s professional clinical health, research, education and administrative people. 

When will the plan be implemented?

The Mater Hill Master Plan signals Mater’s intention for development, however, it is in the early planning phase and will continue to be reshaped by the needs of the people we serve in the community, and in consultation with Mater partners and people.

We envisage some demolition projects will commence during 2021, with detailed development plans taking approximately 12-18 months to finalise.  The initiatives outlined below are guides only and Mater may not develop all projects suggested in the plan.  All plans are subject to approvals.

A Development Application for the demolition of the old Convent Annexe and Duncombe Building on Raymond Terrace that will make way for Family Wellbeing Service and are underway.

About the Master Plan

The Mater South Brisbane has been Mater’s central point of care for Queenslanders for more than a century. Today it is home to hospitals, specialist medical clinics and ancillary services, a nationally accredited education and training facility and a world-class medical research institute.

Mater aims to continue to deliver clinical excellence and lead the way in integrated health, education and research services –  to deliver new services, in new ways, with a focus on innovative care that will help people live healthier lives and extend our compassionate care beyond the boundaries of the precinct.

The Mater Hill Master Plan will guide the proposed staged development of Mater’s 17 ha South Brisbane site, transforming the campus into a vibrant, multi-use health and wellbeing precinct with access to leading health, education, research and intervention services.

The Master Plan is holistic planned approach to ensure Mater remains at the forefront of innovative community healthcare and continues to provide significant value to the Brisbane community into the future. 

The Master Plan proposes to include:

  • a first-class clinical services facility with dedicated private and public health services reflective of emerging trends in medical, surgical, research as well as specialist and interventional suites
  • a first of its kind Family Wellness Service for intensive specialist and intervention services to support family and baby before and after the birth;
  • new emergency department with new singular entrance within the new clinical services building
  • state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable energy centre and
  • open green recreational places for wellness and rehabilitation.

The proposed concept also features future options for a modern fa├žade and entrance for the existing Stanley Street hospital, new arrival courtyards and pedestrian links; and a potential underground, connected walkway – creating easier front door and public transport access for patients and visitors.

Further plans include reinvigorating our heritage listed buildings to protect and highlight the precinct’s connection to place and history, while green spaces and a network of food, retail and other lifestyle support services aim to complete the design.

The master plan will build on over a century of care and expertise at Mater Hill and our future approach remains deeply connected to our proud heritage and Mission.

New Clinical Services facility

Mater proposes to develop a new clinical services facility at the top of the rise along Raymond Terrace.  The new building will house a range of service options as well as the emergency department, medical and intervention suites. The building will be a dynamic contemporary design that signifies Mater’s leadership in research and healthcare, while showcasing the history of Mater Hill.

The clinical services building will be guided by a Clinical Services Plan which is currently underway. It is anticipated that the new building will support the delivery of contemporary models of person-centred care, integrated clinical services and dedicated private and public healthcare services.

To make way for the construction of the new building, the Duncombe Building (old Mater Mothers) will be decommissioned and demolished during 2021.  The new Clinical Services Facility aims to be completed by 2025-26.

Mater Family Wellbeing Service