Hospitals 28 March 2023

Delivering Victoria’s health infrastructure investment

At the Victorian Health Building Authority, we’re responsible for planning and delivering the Victorian Government’s multi-billion-dollar health infrastructure program.

We oversee more than 80 health, mental health and aged care projects currently in development across metropolitan and regional Victoria. These include:

  • hospitals and ambulance stations
  • residential aged care facilities
  • mental health facilities
  • new and upgraded alcohol and other drug rehabilitation facilities
  • replacing and upgrading engineering infrastructure and medical equipment.

Delivering Victoria’s biggest ever investment in health infrastructure

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Voice-over: We’re the Victorian Health Building Authority

IMAGES: montage of aerial view of Monash Hospital emergency department redevelopment; an architectural plan; mental health workers exploring a prototype of a bedroom module; aerial of Sunshine Hospital emergency department; construction workers cementing basement of Victorian Heart Hospital

Voice-over: We’re planning and delivering the Victorian Government’s biggest ever multi-billion-dollar investment in health infrastructure

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Voice-over: Partnering with service providers, industry and the community to develop innovative and sustainable health facilities for our growing communities.

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Voice-over: Creating thousands of new jobs and supporting our state’s economic growth

IMAGES: Aerial of St George’s Residential Aged Care facility; indigenous man and female health worker; aerial view of artist impression of new Footscray Hospital

Voice-over: To help keep Victoria one of the world's most liveable places, now and into the future

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Final frame of Victoria State Government logo and text ‘Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne’

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Providing care for all Victorians, closer to home

Our project pipeline will help to ensure more Victorians, regardless of their location, have access to the healthcare they need.

In addition to building new facilities, we’re also investing in upgrading and expanding existing regional facilities, including new medical equipment and technology and modernising mental health environments for consumers.

Through innovative, modern design we’re creating aged care facilities that are dementia friendly and adapting emergency departments to provide dedicated paediatric zones and mental health hubs for urgent care.

Selection of projects in our current pipeline

  • New campuses at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Upgrading the Austin Hospital
  • Upgrading the Northern Hospital
  • New West Gippsland Hospital
  • New Queen Elizabeth II hospital
  • Second stage of the Wonthaggi Hospital
  • Monash Medical Centre redevelopment
  • Dandenong Hospital redevelopment
  • New Footscray Hospital
  • Stage 2 of the Thomas Embling Hospital redevelopment
  • New Barwon Women’s and Children’s
  • New Melton Hospital

  • Royal Children’s Hospital redevelopment
  • Frankston Hospital redevelopment
  • Warrnambool Hospital redevelopment
  • New emergency departments at Casey Hospital and Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • A Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Residential Rehabilitation Facility in Mildura
  • Ten early parenting centres across the state
  • Increased acute and community mental health services at Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton
  • Three aged care redevelopments at Camperdown, Mansfield and Orbost.

Community engagement

Building a new hospital, mental health or aged care facility is a complex job. It takes a lot of planning, and meaningful engagement with service users, people with lived experience, staff, experts, the local community and a range of stakeholders to help shape the services, priorities and look and feel of a hospital or facility.

Our focus is to take the community on the journey throughout the planning and delivery of a project, so they feel informed and confident their concerns and issues are heard. Whether that’s informing final designs, managing issues proactively or celebrating project milestones with the local community.

Our approach to designing health infrastructure prioritises accessibility, quality, and innovation. By investing in new facilities, upgrading existing infrastructure, promoting community-based healthcare services, and co-designing with local communities, we can help increase access to healthcare Victorians need, closer to home.

Our partners

We work with organisations with specialist expertise in health service design and planning, architecture, engineering, construction, project management, property, and asset management to deliver world-class, innovative and sustainable health infrastructure.

Want to work with us? Find out more about our procurement process.

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