New Footscray Hospital Project – improving health outcomes in Melbourne’s inner west
Please note: As of 1 February 2021, the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) became the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA).
The Victorian Government is investing $1.5 billion to deliver a new Footscray Hospital, providing world-class healthcare closer to home for Melbourne’s inner west communities.
You can learn more and stay up to date with project announcements via the dedicated New Footscray Hospital project page.
Images: A stylised map appears showing the location of Footscray in relation to the Melbourne CBD, and then the location of Sunshine Hospital, the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and where the current Footscray Hospital is in relation to the site of the new hospital.
The Footscray, Middle Footscray and West Footscray train stations are highlighted, as are the two Victoria University locations (Footscray Park Campus and Nicholson Campus).
Voiceover: The Victorian Government is investing in better access and care to improve health outcomes in Melbourne’s inner west.
Images: We see drone footage of new site in the foreground and the city skyline in the background.
Text: Melbourne’s west is growing
Voiceover: Melbourne’s western suburbs are forecast to grow by more than half a million residents over the next twenty years.
Images: The angle of the drone camera changes and pans over the site from different angles. The site of the current Footscray Hospital is called out
Text: Current Footscray Hospital
Voiceover: To support this we are building a new hospital that will deliver world-class care closer to home.
Images: The aerial footage now shows an artist impression of what the new hospital may look like superimposed onto the new location site. Then we see another artist impression of what the interior of the new hospital may look like – a large, light-filled atrium-like foyer.
Text: Up to $1.5 billion investment
Voiceover: Providing a major investment in Footscray, it will revitalise the area, delivering more jobs and offering exciting opportunities for education and research.
Images: The aerial footage now shows a different angle of the artist impression superimposed onto the new location site.
Voiceover: Located on the car park site at the Victoria University Footscray Park campus, the new hospital will be close to public transport and opposite one of Melbourne’s leading universities.
Text: New Footscray Hospital, 89 Ballarat Road.
Images: Aerial drone footage of the carpark opposite Victoria University. The location is highlighted as the site for the new hospital. Then the roads bordering the triangular-shaped site are shown as Ballarat Road and Geelong Road, as well as the university.
Text: Transforming the inner west into a health, research and education precinct
Voiceover: This will transform Melbourne’s inner-west into a vibrant health, research and education precinct, and cement Footscray as a thriving Activity Centre of Melbourne.
Images: The aerial footage showing the artist impression of what the hospital may look like superimposed onto the new location site.
Text: Scheduled to open in 2025
Voiceover: The new hospital is scheduled to open in 2025.
Text: Building a better future for our community.
Voiceover: Building a better future for our community.
Images: The closing slide is the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority logo, the web address vhhsba.vic.gov.au and the Victoria State Government logo.
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Last updated: 15 February 2019
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