When will the redeveloped hospital open?
Construction of main works, including the clinical services tower, is on track for completion in 2025. Following the completion of main works, several areas within the existing hospital will be refurbished throughout 2026. Finally, the new community centre and childcare centre will be built in 2027.
There will be no interruptions to health services at Frankston Hospital in the immediate future. We will work closely with Exemplar Health and Peninsula Health throughout construction to ensure disruption is minimised and services continue to operate at the hospital at all times.
Who is building the Frankston Hospital redevelopment?
Following an extensive tender process, the Exemplar Health consortium was awarded the contract to deliver the redevelopment.
The Exemplar Health consortium comprises:
- Capella Capital as sponsor and investor
- Aware Super as investor
- Lendlease as builder
- Honeywell and Compass Group Australia as facilities and maintenance managers.
What will the redevelopment look like?
Renders showcase the design’s earthy tones and layered materials inspired by the distinctive coastal landscape of the Mornington Peninsula.
The design focuses on the importance of creating a comfortable and stress-free environment with access to daylight and to nature, improving patient recovery times and staff well-being.
A new main entrance will be provided from the Yuille Street frontage, alongside an improved emergency department entrance.
To view the designs, scroll to the gallery at the bottom of this web page.
What sustainable features does the design include?
The redevelopment will be a model of environmental sustainability. Exemplar Health will deliver an all-electric energy solution for the new tower, resulting in carbon neutral power use from day one.
This will support the net zero target for health care settings by 2050 and is a first for a major Victorian hospital project.
In addition, the redevelopment will incorporate innovative energy-saving technology while preserving water, resources, and energy. The mechanical system will deliver 100% fresh air throughout the new tower building. Other features include electric vehicle charging stations and circadian rhythm lighting.
The tower will contribute to a NABERS 5.5-star energy rating and 5-star water conservation rating.
Why does the Frankston Hospital need to be redeveloped?
Frankston Hospital was originally built in 1941. Although it has undergone periodic developments, a significant expansion is needed to:
- ensure high-quality clinical services are in place to meet increasing demand from the growing community
- provide world-class facilities for patients, staff and visitors.
What is a public private partnership (PPP)?
The PPP model brings together a private consortium to design, construct, finance and maintain the new facility. Peninsula Health will continue to operate the hospital.
Previous hospital PPP projects in Victoria include:
- the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
- the Royal Women’s Hospital
- the Royal Children’s Hospital
- Casey Hospital
- Bendigo Hospital.
The $1.5 billion new Footscray Hospital is also being delivered as a PPP.
What are the benefits of a PPP model for Frankston Hospital?
The PPP model is expected to deliver the best possible outcome for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. This model allows innovation, best practice design and long-term asset management. It provides the necessary resources to enable the development of a world-class hospital for the local community that is maintained to very high standards.
Will Frankston Hospital remain a public hospital?
Yes. Frankston Hospital will remain a public hospital, with all clinical health services operated and provided by Peninsula Health.
How many jobs will the project create?
The Frankston Hospital redevelopment is expected to support up to 1,700 jobs from construction and new job opportunities for healthcare workers. There will be no involuntary job losses as a result of the redevelopment. Once completed, the redeveloped hospital will create a range of new jobs. This will mean more doctors, nurses and support staff.
I am a local business/supplier. How do I get involved?
Local businesses and suppliers are encouraged to register their organisation’s interest in the Frankston Hospital redevelopment with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway.
ICN administers the Local Jobs First Policy on behalf of the Victorian Government.
Where will the expansion be located?
Project works will predominantly occur to the west of the existing hospital site, adjacent to the current emergency department at the corner of Yuille Street and Hastings Road, Frankston.
Will nearby residents and businesses be impacted during construction?
The redevelopment of Frankston Hospital is a major construction project. It is expected there will be some temporary impacts that will affect the local community.
Temporary impacts may include:
- an increase in vehicle and people movement in the area
- changes to access
- localised noise and vibration
These impacts will be closely monitored and minimised where possible.
We are committed to keeping the community informed as construction progresses. We will notify neighbouring residents and businesses in advance of any major activity through door knocking (where appropriate), works notices, emails and project newsletters.
What are the work hours?
Work on the site will take place generally within the hours 7 am - 7 pm Monday to Friday, and 7 am - 3.30 pm Saturday, in accordance with Environment Protection Authority (EPA) guidelines.
Wherever possible, noise generating activities will be scheduled during the day to minimise impacts to residents and businesses. Some out-of-hours works will be required throughout construction and will be subject to After Hours Permits being granted by the Council. Nearby residents and businesses will be notified in this instance.
When will construction be finished?
Construction of main works, including the clinical services tower, is expected to be complete in 2025. This will be followed by some refurbishment works in the existing hospital during 2026. The community centre and childcare centre will be constructed in 2027. These later works will have minimal impact on the community.
Will services at Frankston Hospital be impacted while it is being redeveloped?
There will be no interruptions to health services at Frankston Hospital during construction. The project team will work closely with Exemplar Health and Peninsula Health to ensure full services continue to operate at the hospital, with only minimal disruption.
We are committed to ensuring the accessibility, safety and wellbeing of staff and community are supported at all times during construction.
Will there be any impact on car parking?
To accommodate construction of the redevelopment, public and staff car parking adjacent to the emergency department has been reconfigured.
A new temporary carpark with 184 parking spaces is in place on the corner of Hastings Road and Yuille Street. This car park will remain open while construction of a new multi-deck carpark is underway.
The temporary car parking for the emergency department will accommodate short-term drop-off and pick-up spaces, longer-term paid public parking and an access-controlled parking area for Peninsula Health staff (accessed via Yuille Street).
What if I need to access the emergency department?
Access to the emergency department is unchanged via Gate 2 off Hastings Road.
Once within the site, you can use the 15-minute free car spaces for drop-off and pick-up, or you can park in the longer-term paid spaces in the new temporary carpark.
This area is clearly marked.
Other public parking is available by following the signs to park near the main hospital entrance.
Other access changes
To accommodate construction of the redevelopment, access to some parts of the hospital has now changed.
Access to mental health services will be via the service road off Yuille Street or via Gate 2 on Hastings Road. Signage will direct you to the entrance.
Patients and visitors needing to access the Cath-Lab, COVID Dialysis (Bass), COVID wards (Bass), Surgical Services/Day of Surgery Admissions and A-Block wards (Western Port Ward, Bass Ward, and Port Phillip Ward) should use the main entrance, accessed via Gate 1 from Hastings Road.
Signage clearly marks which route to follow once you are in the hospital, and staff are available to answer any questions and guide people needing assistance.
Family, friends and carers (or ride-share vehicles) can drop patients at the main entrance before parking in the multi-deck car park. Traffic controllers are managing any extra traffic.
Are there any parking spaces for people with a disability?
Yes. The temporary carpark will provide and signpost accessible spaces for people with a disability. There will also be safe pathways for wheelchair and mobility scooter users, as well as pedestrians with prams.
Is there anywhere else to park at Frankston Hospital?
Yes. The existing public and staff multi-deck carpark next to the hospital’s main entrance is still open and is the best place to park for those wanting to enter the main hospital.
For more information on parking, please visit the Peninsula Health website.
What road and pedestrian changes will be in place during construction?
Traffic controls and fencing are now in place around the construction site to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Additional measures will be introduced as construction progresses.
Pedestrian movement will be restricted in Yuille Street and Hastings Road as required, to ensure community safety. Temporary road closures and lane closures may be required at times during construction. When road closures are required, the community will be notified prior to work commencing.
Deliveries to service the construction site will generally be made via Yuille Street.
How will traffic congestion around the site be managed?
There will be an increase in traffic around the construction site as the project progresses.
Traffic controllers will be in place to manage movements in and out of the site as required. Impact to traffic flow will be minimised where possible. Speed restrictions will be in place along Yuille Street as approved by Frankston Council.
The speed limit on Yuille Street along the hospital site will be reduced to 40 km/h and the bus stop on Yuille Street has been relocated to a new and improved bus stop on High Street. A new pedestrian crossing is operating on Yuille Street.
For your safety, please remain alert and follow any signage in place.
Who can I contact about construction impacts?
If you have any questions about what’s happening on site, please contact:
The Frankston Hospital Redevelopment Project team