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A new name and a new look: we are now the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA)
We’ve changed our name and have a new look – we’re now the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) and our primary brand colour palette is maroon and white with hints of orange, light blue and dark and light grey tones.
While our name and visual identity has changed, our focus remains the same – to plan and build public health infrastructure that meets the current and future needs of all Victorians.
We’re continuing our work across the state:
- planning and building new hospitals and ambulance stations, aged care and mental health facilities
- redeveloping existing hospital facilities
- replacing and upgrading engineering infrastructure and medical equipment.
Why our name has changed
As part of the Machinery of Government (MoG) changes, from 1 February 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services was separated into two new departments:
- the Department of Health (DH)
- the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).
The new Department of Health is responsible for the Health, Ambulance Services, Mental Health and Ageing portfolios, as well as leading the Victorian Government’s public health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As a branch of the new Department of Health, we have made updates to our branding to better represent the breadth of projects we work on and better explain the work we do to create and deliver health infrastructure across the state.
Continuing to deliver for all Victorians
Under our new name, there are no changes to our health infrastructure program or funded grants.
We currently have almost $8 billion of funded projects in planning and delivery across Victoria and $16.6 billion in managed assets.
This includes planning and building new hospitals and ambulance stations, aged care and mental health facilities, redeveloping existing hospitals, as well as replacing and upgrading engineering infrastructure and medical equipment.
Projects currently in delivery and reaching completion this year include the:
- $162.7 million Northern Hospital expansion project
- $11.9 million North West Metropolitan Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) centre
- $34.9 million Sunshine Hospital emergency department redevelopment
We’re also progressing the planning on $1.87 billion of projects announced in the 2020-21 Victorian Budget including:
- $541.6 million to redevelop and expand the Ballarat Base Hospital
- $492 million for 144 new acute mental health beds in Melbourne hospitals
- $384.4 million to redevelop Warrnambool Hospital
- $134.6 million to commence planning the Kingston Centre aged care redevelopment
- $75 million to secure a site for the new Melton Hospital
- $66 million to begin purchasing land and commence design development for the Community Hospitals Program
- $10 million to plan the redevelopment of the Royal Melbourne Hospital at Parkville’s Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, as well as an additional site for the Royal Melbourne and Royal Women’s hospitals at the Arden Precinct.
As part of the Machinery of Government change (MoG), the Changing Places program will transition to the Children, Families, Communities and Disability division of the new Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).
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IMAGES: an animation of the Victorian Health Building Authority logo displays
Voice-over: We’re the Victorian Health Building Authority
IMAGES: montage of aerial view of Joan Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital; workers erecting signage on the Casey Hospital’s eight level tower; Grampians Prevention and Recovery Centre
Voice-over: And we’re building world-class health facilities right across the state.
IMAGES: an infographic showing rising population graphs across the state; a new Mum with baby; patient at dialysis unit; Sunshine Hospital emergency department; modern hybrid operating theatre
Voice-over: With our population predicted to grow to about 10 million by 2051, that means more people to care for, and a need for modern health services.
IMAGES: workers at a concrete pour at Victorian Heart Hospital; ambulance leaving the station
Voice-over: That’s why we’re upgrading and improving our current health infrastructure
IMAGES: examining an architectural plan; people at a new hospital community information session; health staff examining life size floor plans of new facility
Voice-over: And planning for the future, so we can deliver the right facilities when, and where they’re most needed
IMAGES: aerial view of Victorian Heart Hospital construction; Latrobe Hospital with planned development site outlined; hybrid operating theatre at Northern Hospital; split screen with indigenous man and health workers; aerial view of artist impression of new Footscray Hospital
Voice-over: The Victorian Health Building Authority - building exceptional health infrastructure to support the wellbeing of all Victorians.
A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Health Building Authority logo and the web address vhba.vic.gov.au
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Last updated: 23 April 2021
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