Status

Completed

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub

Location 5 Market Street, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350, Australia

The Victorian Government contributed $6 million to deliver the new Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub, improving access to high quality medical, health and community services in one convenient location.

The purpose-built facility was designed to create a culturally welcoming environment and provide a range of services for indigenous and non-indigenous people in Victoria’s greater western region.

This $8.5 million project was part funded under the Victorian Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund ($6M). This program is dedicated to building new, and updating existing, health facilities in regional and rural Victoria - ensuring everyone can access the quality care they need, no matter where they live.

$6M
$6M

FROM REGIONAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

1500 m2
1500 m2

ADDITIONAL FLOOR SPACE

4
4

GENERAL PRACTICE ROOMS

4
4

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTING ROOMS

The project involved the construction and fit-out of a new, purpose-built facility to house the medical clinic and district health hub.

More than 1500 m2 of additional floor space was provided to include:

  • four general practice rooms
  • five specialist consultant rooms
  • two medical procedure rooms
  • four alcohol and other drug consulting rooms
  • four mental health consulting rooms
  • new reception and cultural meeting place
  • additional offices, staff amenities and storage spaces.

The existing main office was also refurbished as part of this project, and outdoor areas were landscaped to connect the existing building with the new facility.

The Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub project aimed to achieve the following benefits:

Space to grow

This new facility delivers 1500 m2 of extra floor space, giving the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative the room it needs to dramatically expand its operations and deliver tailored programs to more people all under the one roof.

Delivering better health outcomes through co-location

The purpose-built hub co-locates primary health and community health services and provides dedicated spaces for specialist services, including mental health and alcohol and other drug counselling.

Co-location also encourages more people to access essential services while enabling health professionals to work collaboratively to deliver coordinated and holistic care plans via cross-referrals.

Culturally sensitive design

The building design and layout reflects the needs and input from community members and staff. The result is a space which is culturally sensitive and promotes understanding, respect and celebration of indigenous culture while enabling efficient service delivery.

One service

The medical and regional health hub is open to all, bringing together indigenous and non-indigenous communities.

Creating local jobs

During the construction of this facility, 150 jobs were created.

This project was delivered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority in partnership with:

  • Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Morton Dunn (architect)
  • SJ Weir (builder).

Please note: As of 1 February 2021, the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) became the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA).

News

Corridor connecting old building with new medical centre at BADAC

17 March 2022

Designing for cultural safety

Using good design principles, we can create culturally safe health environments with, and for, Aboriginal people.
Article
Close up of detail on fire pit at showing a bird, with a blue sky and shinging sun in the background

10 November 2020

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020

This NAIDOC Week 2020, we’re celebrating the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub.
News
Detail of a fire pit in the grounds of the Ballarat and Aboriginal District Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub, showing rust-coloured sculptures against a blue sky

07 August 2020

Video: Indigenous culture and design at BADAC

Learn how indigenous culture and design were incorporated into the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub.
News
Drone footage of exterior of health hub, showing garden shaped like Aboriginal flag

10 July 2019

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative open

The new dedicated stand-alone medical clinic and district health hub has welcomed its first patients and is bringing communities in western Victoria together.
News

Location

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub
  • Location
  • 5 Market Street, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350, Australia
  • Phone
  • (03) 5331 5344

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