Status

Delivery

Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment

Location 75-87 Clarendon Street, Maryborough, Victoria, 3465, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $115 million to redevelop and expand the Maryborough and District Hospital.

The state-of-the-art redevelopment will deliver a new urgent care centre, a 32-bed inpatient unit, two operating theatres and recovery spaces, and a day medical centre with imaging and pathology services.

The redevelopment will also add new birthing suites ensuring more women can give birth in Maryborough, closer to their family and loved ones.

When complete, the Maryborough and District Hospital will be able to treat an extra 4,000 patients every year.

$115 MILLION
$115 MILLION

INVESTMENT

NEW
NEW

URGENT CARE CENTRE

32-BED
32-BED

INPATIENT UNIT

4000+
4000+

EXTRA PATIENTS

The Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment is a mix of new building and refurbishment works. It includes the construction of a new purpose-built facility to the south of the existing hospital.

The project will deliver:

  • an urgent care centre
  • 32 inpatient beds
  • a new maternity unit and birthing suites
  • two operating theatres and recovery spaces
  • a day medical centre including clinical imaging, pharmacy and pathology services
  • consultant suites
  • reception area
  • 80 extra car parks.

The Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment aims to achieve the following benefits:

More capacity

The Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment aims to meet the needs of central Victoria's growing population. Once complete, the redevelopment means the hospital will be able to treat an extra 4,000 patients each year.

Improved health outcomes for the community

Better access to primary and community health services will provide more people with the care and treatment they need, leading to better health outcomes.

More support for mums

The new birthing suites and maternity beds mean that more mothers will be able to give birth closer to home, their family and loved ones.

Improved staff amenities

A contemporary hospital will provide a safe working environment for staff, promoting employee safety and wellbeing. This will support the Maryborough and District Hospital to recruit and retain staff, as well as continue their training and teaching.

Jobs for Victorians

The project is expected to create and sustain around 345 construction industry jobs.

The project's design team worked closely with the Maryborough District Health Service to create a design that further enhances public, patient and staff hospital experience.

Consultation included:

  • consultation with staff, patient and carers to ensure consume and user experience were considered
  • consultation with representatives of the Dja Dja Wurrung community
  • reviewing feedback from broader community.

Artists' impression of the hospital exterior, main entry and new clinical spaces can be viewed in our image gallery on this page.

Early works for the project are now complete. These include:

  • site preparations including the relocation of in-ground services and demolition of buildings
  • relocation and refurbishment of dental services to the existing medical centre on Neill Street
  • relocation and refurbishment of family services accessible from Florence Lane
  • new on-site car parking (with more than 40 new spaces delivered in this stage) between Clarendon Street and Florence Lane.

At the same time, the Maryborough District Health Service has had minor refurbishments to relocate physiotherapy and allied health services to High Street.

Ballarat-based builder SJ Weir was engaged to deliver the early works package for the project. This represents a significant win for local trades and suppliers.

Community survey

A community survey collected feedback on what the community would like to see in the hospital's communal waiting area, outdoor and terrace spaces. This includes artwork, plants and interactive activities.

The survey was published online on the Engage Victoria website from mid-June to mid-July 2022. The opportunity to get involved was promoted in local media and on social media. Hard copies were available from the hospital.

The feedback from the survey has been collated into a report. The report has been shared with the project team for consideration in the final design of the redevelopment.

Read the community survey report.

Community information session

A community information session was held in August 2022. The session gave the community a chance to see early designs and floor plans for the redevelopment. They were also able to speak to the project team to learn more about the redevelopment.

The Department of Health has used a town planning exemption under the Planning and Environment Act. This will progress the development of the Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment project.

Although exempt from local council town planning requirements, the project team has met with Central Goldfields Shire Council to present the progress of the redevelopment.

We will continue to liaise with local council and work through any issues as they arise. This approach is consistent with other major hospital developments.

Heritage and planning considerations include:

  • acknowledging surrounding buildings and landscape when designing the new building and facade
  • incorporating design elements from neighbouring buildings to respect and reflect local heritage and environment
  • creating modern design and layout. Combined with co-location of services, this improves patient flow and helps deliver better care.

The Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment is a major construction project.

It is expected there will be some temporary impacts that may affect the community during main works construction. Main works construction is now underway.

Temporary impacts may include:

  • increased vehicle and people movement in the area
  • temporary changes to access around the hospital site
  • construction noise.

These impacts will be regularly monitored and managed.

The project team will work closely with neighbouring residents, businesses and Council to minimise construction impacts where possible, and understand any issues or concerns.

Work hours

Local council bylaws allow construction works to take place between the hours of 7.00am - 8.00pm on Monday to Friday, and 9.00am - 6.00pm Saturday.

Wherever possible, noise generating activities will be scheduled during normal working hours.

Some out-of-hours works may be required throughout construction and will be subject to After Hours Permits being granted by the Council. Neighbouring residents and businesses will be contacted.

Contact the team

If you have any questions or wish to speak to the project team, please contact the Victorian Health Building Authority at vhba@health.vic.gov.au.

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with:

  • Maryborough District Health Service
  • Silver Thomas Hanley (architects)
  • SJ Weir (early works contractor)
  • Fairbrother (main works contractor).

News

Aerial view of the construction site at Maryborough Hospital

15 December 2023

Maryborough and District Hospital taking shape

The new Maryborough and District Hospital structure is starting to emerge.
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Artist impression of birds eye view of redeveloped Maryborough and District Hospital

13 July 2023

Works start on Maryborough and District Hospital

Construction on the $115 million Maryborough and District Hospital expansion and upgrade is underway.
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The new entrance to the student accomodation at the Maryborough and District Hospital

03 March 2023

Maryborough Hospital: Student accommodation opens

A new 20-bed facility to support healthcare students and trainees in Victoria’s Goldfields has opened.
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22 August 2022

Maryborough and District Hospital: Survey report

In June 2022 we ran a community survey to help inform key areas of the redevelopment. Read the summary report here.
Report
Aerial artist impression shows hospital with trees and carpark nearby

17 June 2022

Survey open: Maryborough and District Hospital

Have your say on the communal waiting area, outdoor and terrace spaces for the new Maryborough and District Hospital.
  • 17 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
  • Survey closed
Survey
Artist impression of exterior of Bendigo Hospital Day Rehabilitation Centre hydrotherapy pook

22 March 2022

Construction blitz in the Goldfields

It’s been a busy start to the year with construction commencing on the Bendigo Day Rehabilitation Centre project and new accommodation facilities for healthcare students and trainees at Mary...
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Artist's impression of new student accommodation in Maryborough

18 February 2022

Maryborough Hospital student accommodation update

New multi-million student accommodation on the way at Maryborough and District Hospital.
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Artist's impression of new student accommodation in Maryborough

29 November 2021

Maryborough Hospital student accommodation

Healthcare students and trainees in Victoria’s Goldfields are set to enjoy new facilities, with early construction now underway.
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11 October 2021

Maryborough Hospital design consultants appointed

Architectural firm Silver Thomas Hanley has been appointed to design the $100 million expansion of Maryborough Hospital.
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Location

Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment
  • Location
  • 75-87 Clarendon Street, Maryborough, Victoria, 3465, Australia

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