Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute

Submissions closed on 24 February 2021, 11:59 PM


Consultation now closed. All feedback will now be reported to Council.

Blacktown City Council is inviting residents and business owners to have their say on a proposed sale of Council-owned land in Blacktown’s city centre.

The market-price sale of the large parcel of land will pave the way for the development of the Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute.

Professor Charlie Teo’s Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute will be an enormous investment in Blacktown city centre, with a construction value of $800 million.

BBSI will attract  millions of dollars of capital investment, and hundreds of long-term, highly skilled jobs - a massive impact on Blacktown City.

To enable this, our Council has agreed conditions to a land sale.

Council is seeking community feedback on the sale.


What is the Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute (BBSI)?

Professor Charlie Teo AM, a global neurosurgeon, proposes to establish The Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute (BBSI).

BBSI will be a world leader in medical research, practice, treatment and recovery. National and international surgeons will carry out research and treat patients at BBSI. For that reason, patients will travel from all over the world to Blacktown for medical care.

BBSI will cover up to 150,000 square metres of floor space (by comparison, Westpoint Blacktown is 92,000 square metres, and Blacktown Hospital is 100,000 square metres)

It will comprise:

  • a medical research institute (with university partner)
  • a private hospital
  • a medi-hotel
  • retail space
  • residential apartments.


Click here(PDF, 2MB) for more information on the proposed development and its impact on Council's long term financial plan.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here(PDF, 153KB) for a copy of the BBSI Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here(PDF, 3MB) for the BBSI site plan of subject land.