As of 1 February 2021, we became the Victorian Health Building Authority (formerly VHHSBA), a branch of the Department of Health (DH). This website will be updated to reflect the changes to the Victorian Government.
The Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) is a branch of the Department of Health (DH) in the Victorian State Government.
Formerly known as the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA), we’re responsible for the planning and delivery of the Victorian Government’s multibillion-dollar health infrastructure program including $16.6 billion in managed assets and $7.84 billion in planning and delivery.
Our work includes planning and building new hospitals and ambulance stations, aged care and mental health facilities, redeveloping existing hospital facilities, as well as replacing and upgrading engineering infrastructure and medical equipment.
Through strong partnerships with local and federal government, health services, industry and Victorian communities, our expert teams provide innovative and sustainable solutions to ensure our health system meets the current and future needs of all Victorians.
Our leadership team is responsible for our strategic direction and performance and are committed to delivering outcomes that improve the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.
Our executive leadership team includes:
Robert Fiske, Chief Executive Officer
Tony Michele, Executive Director, Delivery
Stephen King, Executive Director, High Value High Risk (HVHR) projects
Trent Burke, Executive Director, Health Capital Program
Stefano Scalzo, Executive General Manager, Planning and Development
Deanne Leaver, Executive General Manager, Asset Strategy
Chris Browne, Executive General Manager, Communications and Engagement
Barbara Chalkley, Executive General Manager, Business Services and Program Management Office.
Our advisory board provide governance support to our executive leadership team.
The Hon. Martin Foley, MP
Minister for Health
Minister for Ambulance Services
The Hon. James Merlino, MP
Minister for Mental Health
The Hon. Luke Donnellan, MP
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers
Working with us
Our expert teams in asset strategy, planning and development, communications and engagement, and delivery are highly talented and passionate people who strive to achieve best practice solutions and outcomes for all Victorians.
We work with the health sector and industry to provide specialist expertise in health service design and planning, architecture, engineering, construction, project management, property and asset management.
Together, we create vibrant and healthy places to support the wellbeing of all Victorians.
If you are passionate about public health and interested in contributing to the planning, design and delivery of world-class health infrastructure, then we want to hear from you.