Hospitals 19 December 2022

2022 construction progress on the new Footscray Hospital

Watch how your new Footscray Hospital has taken shape this year:

IMAGES: A series of video clips detailing construction progress over the course of 2022, as follows:

Aerial drone shots moving across the construction site.

Time lapse video of concrete pour and smoothing.

Slow aerial pan across section of the site.

Time lapse video of earth movers in action.

Aerial pan of section of site including tall crane.

Time lapse of scaffolding being erected across multiple areas, followed by time lapse of eight cranes in operation across the site.

Aerial pan of site bordering Geelong Road.

Time lapse footage of two large V columns being erected, followed by footage of upper levels adjacent to Geelong Road being constructed.

Montage of aerial footage of main towers, concrete pour and wide shot of entire site.

ONSCREEN TEXT: In partnership with Western Health (logo) and Plenary Health (logo lockup).

IMAGES: The closing slide is the Victorian Health Building Authority logo, the web address and the Victorian State Government logo.

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We’ve achieved a lot on site in 2022

  • 360,000 cubic metres of material was excavated, which involved 24,000 truck movements
  • over 300 concrete slabs have been poured to date
  • superstructure works are well underway, with the buildings rising fast
  • eight architectural v-columns - each spanning 13 metres high - were installed across the site
  • ten tower cranes were operating – the highest number of cranes on an individual site in Australia
  • over 600 construction workers are now on site delivering this once-in-a-generation project for the west.

Construction is now approaching the halfway mark. We appreciate the understanding and support of the community as we work to balance the impacts of construction and the delivery of this important project.

Some minor maintenance work will continue to take place over the Christmas period. All major construction work will stop from Thursday 22 December and recommence on Wednesday 11 January 2023.


About the new Footscray Hospital

The new Footscray Hospital will replace the current hospital on Gordon Street, which was built in the 1950s.

The new hospital will support the increasing demand from Melbourne's western suburbs.

It will have more than 500 beds, treat almost 15,000 more patients and allow almost 20,000 extra people to be seen by the emergency department each year.

There will also be more outpatient, mental health, palliative care and surgical services.

The new hospital site is located on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads and is set to open in 2025.

Learn more about the new Footscray Hospital via our dedicated project page.


Aerial view of the new Footscray Hospital under construction in 2022

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In this edition we share some 2022 highlights, latest construction progress across the site and our important work with communities in the west.

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