ACT residents are crying out for more car parking space at Canberra Hospital, and many want a designated smoking area on campus.
The territory government on Tuesday released a report detailing what people would like to see in the Canberra Hospital Master Plan.
The plan is expected to be finalised by the end of 2021, and will guide the development of the hospital campus for the next 20 years.
In the first round of consultation over the plan, car parking was "the single most recurrent" issue people mentioned online and at community engagement events, the report said.
Canberrans were also concerned about finding their way around the campus, and some mentioned safety and security.
Many who were consulted wanted more green space at the hospital, and people also said they wanted a designated smoking area on campus.
Canberra Hospital went entirely smoke-free in 2014.
A small proportion of people who were consulted thought the campus should be knocked down and built from scratch.
The ACT government said it would take the feedback into consideration and use it to inform its draft master plan options, which were expected to be ready for consultation in June or July.
A spokeswoman said the new plans for the Canberra Hospital expansion project, previously dubbed "SPIRE", included more short-stay car parking, accessible parking, and drop-off and pick-up spaces.
The expansion was set to be finished by 2024.
A temporary 1100-space car park on the old Woden Canberra Institute of Technology site would account for some parking space lost during construction.
ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith on Tuesday thanked the more than 530 individuals and groups who provided feedback about the master plan.
"We will now take this feedback and consolidate it with what we know about the condition of our existing buildings and current and future demand for clinical services to produce master plan options for further consultation," she said.
"Our hospital campus is an important part of our community and it is vital that we grow and develop it over time to ensure the best possible patient care."
The first round of consultation about the master plan went for six weeks.
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