Industry breakfast: Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment

Construction is now underway on the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment. There are opportunities for local businesses to tender on stage two of the project, to deliver a new central energy plant and support services building.

Thank you to those who joined us at the briefing. If you couldn’t attend the event, you can still get involved in the project:

30 June 2022

7.00 am - 9.00 am

The Ballarat District Trotting Club Corner of Bell Street and Sutton Street Redan Victoria 3350

About this event

The industry briefing was an opportunity to hear from the Victorian Health Building Authority, Grampians Health, Apprenticeships Victoria and Industry Capability Network to learn more about how local trades can get involved in the project.

Three building contractors have been selected to tender on the project. They include:

  • Built
  • Icon
  • John Holland.

The building contractors will seek pricing from the trades attending the event. Tenders are due to be released later this month on

About this redevelopment

Once complete, the expansion of the Ballarat Base Hospital will provide the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients per year.

The project will be conducted in stages:

Ballarat-based construction company, H. Troon, was appointed to help deliver the first stage of decanting works for Ballarat Base Hospital’s $541.6 million expansion.

Decanting works involve relocating some hospital functions to allow for critical demolition works and the continuity of services throughout construction.

The decanting works started in August 2021 and concluded in March 2022, providing a boost to local jobs and the local economy.

Decanting of Edward Wilson and Eildon house has been completed ahead of their demolition getting underway in April 2022. New contemporary consulting rooms have been built on BRICC Level 3 as well as new staff administration spaces in the vacated cafeteria. A new reception desk and patient support zones have been built on the ground floor, as well as a spiritual centre and prayer room.

As part of works to prepare the site for the next stage of the redevelopment, Ballarat Base Hospital’s Eildon House and the Edward Wilson Building on Drummond St will be demolished from early April.  

This will pave the way for the construction of a new Central Energy Plant and Support Services Building. 

Local residents and businesses have been informed of the demolition works and construction impacts.

Stage two will deliver: 

  • Central Energy Plant
  • new pharmacy
  • pathology 
  • Education and Learning Centre. 

Construction is expected to start late 2022 and completed in 2024.

Stage three will deliver a multi-level hospital tower, which will include:

  • new emergency department
  • women and children’s hub
  • state-of-the-art theatre suite
  • 100 extra inpatient and short stay beds.

Construction of the main tower will be completed in 2027.

Learn more about the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment via our dedicated project page.


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Last updated: 30 June 2022