Project Maunga Stage Two project is the continuation of the Taranaki Base Hospital Redevelopment Project, initiated in August 2007 through the Health Services Improvement Project Business Case. Stage One was completed and commissioned in August 2013. The Stage One Acute Services Building was officially opened in June 2014 by former Minister of Health, Tony Ryall.

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Renal Building

A key part of the Seismic Risk Management Plan is the demolition of the Block C building which currently houses the Renal department. To enable this, a new, purpose built Renal facility will be built on David Street. The new building is a single storey, timber building of approximately 800m2 and will have a distinctly non-clinical feel in comparison to the existing department. The building will target Net Zero Energy Certification, meaning that the total energy use over a year will be neutral. This will be achieved by reducing the energy consumption and utilising roof-mounted solar panels to generate energy. A pedestrian connection will link the Renal Building to the main Taranaki Base Hospital campus.

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Energy Centre and Computer Room 4

To improve the overall resilience of the campus-wide infrastructure at Taranaki Base Hospital a new Energy Centre will be constructed as part of the SRMP. The Energy Centre will house critical electrical infrastructure and provide 72 hours of back-up power to the campus. The roof is designed to withstand ash-fall from a 1 in 2,500-year volcanic event. The Energy Centre will also house Computer Room 4, a dedicated facility for key ICT infrastructure.

New East Wing Building

Under Stage Two, the New East Wing Building (NEWB) will enable the relocation of the following core clinical services: Emergency Department, Radiology, Laboratory, Maternity services, Neonatal, and Intensive Care Unit, incorporating High Dependency Unit and Coronary Care Unit.

In addition, site-wide infrastructure upgrades will improve the resilience of the hospital campus with the addition of a second emergency power generator, increased water storage, replacement of the oxygen storage facility, provision of a new services routes for critical building services and the replacement of the secondary computer server room.

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Project Maunga Stage One


Artist impressions and detailed designs completed


Site preparation
Mouri Stone burial
Construction commenced


Public open day
Demolition of the old Stainton Block
First patients move into the new hospital


Entrance link and building completed
Official opening

Project Maunga Stage Two

April 2016

Long-term programme to assess Taranaki DHB buildings commenced

September 2019

Minister of Health announces $300m funding to build a new acute hospital building

June 2020

Artist impressions and detailed designs underway

Meet the team

Meet the team behind Project Maunga...

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One of the exciting aspects of these projects is the commitment to sustainable development shown by Taranaki DHB and the Ministry of Health. The project team is targeting a five-star Greenstar certification for the New East Wing Building (NEWB), the first healthcare facility, public or private to do so. The Renal Building will target Net Zero Energy certification, meaning that over a year, the building will have a net zero energy consumption.

Both of these accreditations mean that the design and construction of NEWB and the Renal Building need to have strong sustainability principles ingrained. Reduced energy and water consumption, improved indoor environments (natural light, thermal comfort and air quality), sustainable materials and reduced impact on the surrounding environments are key parts of the designs. Not only will this mean that the buildings will reduce Taranaki DHB’s carbon and energy footprint, it is also expected to have a significant benefit to staff, patient and whānau wellbeing.

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