We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
Mater has been providing hospital and healthcare services to the people of Queensland for more than 100 years and aims to continue delivering world-class care to the community for centuries to come.
As the needs of the community grow and change over time, Mater must also evolve and transform to ensure it continues to address new and ever-emerging healthcare, research and education requirements.
To plan for the future, Mater applied to the State Government last year for a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) for its South Brisbane campus (in accordance with Schedule 5 of the Planning Regulation 2017).
A MID is a long-term planning tool for large scale infrastructure projects. It provides the agility and certainty required to plan for the decades ahead.
Preliminary engagement with key stakeholders took place in 2021, and a second phase of consultation is currently underway (November – December 2023).
Once the second consultation phase is completed, Mater will submit its final MID application to the State Government which is expected to announce its decision in 2024.
We encourage you to learn more about Mater’s MID and to provide feedback via:
Since Mater opened its first hospital at South Brisbane in 1906, development within the campus has been ad hoc, responding to healthcare needs as they emerged.
As a long-term planning tool, the MID enables a holistic, coordinated approach to future community needs.
Mater’s MID application seeks the designation of the following facilities and services on the South Brisbane site:
The MID application is accompanied by a Plan of Development (POD) which provides a road map for delivering a world-class healthcare, research and education precinct in the future.
The details of the POD will continue to be shaped by community needs over time but its foundational objectives will remain the same;
A timeline of the key milestones is outlined below.
Mater is committed to updating the community on the MID process.
Watch the MID video here.
You can find our recent community newsletters below:
Mater aims to continue delivering world-class healthcare, education and research services to the people of Queensland into the future from its South Brisbane campus.
Our infrastructure and services have evolved and transformed over the past century in line with community needs and expectations.
We must continue to grow and improve to address the needs of Queenslanders into the future.
Mater’s vision is to enhance Mater Hill as a contemporary and integrated health, education, research and wellbeing precinct.
The proposed Plan of Development celebrates Mater’s proud heritage and builds on our continued drive for clinical excellence. It considers future-focused models of care, innovative smart technologies and responsive and sustainable infrastructure and spaces that promote collaboration, connectivity and community.
A Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) is a statutory town planning instrument administered by the Queensland Government, under the Planning Act 2016. The Government introduced the MID process in 2016 to support the delivery of essential infrastructure such as hospitals and health care services, aged care facilities, schools and universities. This infrastructure is vital to support Queensland's growth, public services, jobs and economy.
An MID is an effective long-term planning process used for the delivery of large-scale social infrastructure, such as hospitals and universities.
Since Mater built its first hospital at South Brisbane more than 100 years ago, development within the campus has been ad hoc, responding to healthcare needs as required.
Currently, Mater Hill operates as a mix of both public and private hospitals, with allied health services, administrative spaces and research and educational spaces.
A MID would enable Mater to plan and invest for the future with certainty while providing the agility required to deliver services that meet new and emerging community needs in the coming decades.
The POD provides a roadmap for the future site. It enables flexibility while also imposing strict development parametres.
The POD controls landscaping, sustainability, heritage interfaces, building height, setbacks and verge widths.
The POD complies with the relevant assessment benchmarks, including Brisbane City Plan 2014.