New Footscray Hospital - Site preparation works update (12 March 2021)
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 As of 1 February 2021, we became the Victorian Health Building Authority (formerly VHHSBA), a branch of the Department of Health (DH). This website will be updated to reflect the changes to the Victorian Government.

12 March 2021

New Footscray Hospital - Site preparation works update (12 March 2021)

The Victorian Government has provided up to $1.5 billion to deliver a new Footscray Hospital – the largest ever health infrastructure investment in the State.

With the official start of construction expected soon, the Victorian Health Building Authority advises that further activity will be taking place to prepare the site on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads, Footscray.

What’s happening?

Preparation works are continuing on the site of the new Footscray Hospital.

With construction expected to start in the coming weeks, additional works are being carried out in readiness.

Aerial image of the new Footscray hospital site outlining the boundaries (Federal and Tiernan Streets, Geelong and Ballarat Road)


Work hours and activities

Some of the works you will see include:

  • clearing and grubbing the site area, including the final trees being removed within the site area
  • finishing the hoarding installation around the site
  • site amenities and a project office will be set up for the project team to use and work out of
  • increase in truck movements as we bring materials, machinery and equipment to site and remove spoil.

Works will be undertaken during Monday to Friday, 7.00am – 8.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm and in accordance with the Maribyrnong City Council Local Law.

Minimising impacts

Wherever possible, noise generating activities will be scheduled during the day to minimise impacts to residents.

There will be some increased vehicle and people movement, localised noise, dust and vibration during construction and these impacts will be regularly monitored and reduced wherever possible.

For your safety

Please remain alert around the construction site and follow any signage in place as changes may occur daily.

Traffic controls will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Additional information for residents

Residents in close vicinity of the site, including those on Federal and Tiernan Streets, will be contacted by door knocking soon and provided with further information about construction and upcoming works – keep a lookout for the team! 

How can I stay informed?

Information on the new Footscray Hospital is available via our dedicated project page.

For further information about the site preparation works please contact:

     New Footscray Hospital Project Team
     Victorian Health Building Authority


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Last updated: 12 March 2021