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Hospitals 24 May 2024

Welcome to the latest Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) newsletter, VHBA In Brief.

In this issue:

  • $1.7B+ Victorian Budget boost 
  • new Footscray Hospital footbridge
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion complete
  • Ballarat Early Parenting Centre complete
  • Frankston Hospital redevelopment halfway
  • Victorian hospital energy and water rating.

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Victorian Budget delivers more than $1.7 billion infrastructure boost

The 2024/25 Victorian Budget is investing more than $1.7 billion for health infrastructure projects across the state.

This includes more than $1.6 billion in upgrades and expansions for Austin Hospital, Northern Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.

The Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program will receive $40 million over two years and $35 million will be invested in Victoria’s Medical Equipment Replacement Program.

The Mental Health Capital Renewal Fund will also deliver $10 million in priority infrastructure upgrades for mental health services.

Read about the funded projects



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In the spotlight

New Footscray Hospital footbridge connects health and education

The new Footscray Hospital now has a direct link to Victoria University, following the installation of a new footbridge.

Spanning Ballarat Road, the 57-metre-long elevated footbridge was carefully craned into place.

Once complete, it will connect the new hospital’s education and research centre with Victoria University’s Footscray Park Campus, boosting access to education and research opportunities.

Watch the installation of the new Footscray Hospital footbridge

Accessible video transcript

Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion now complete

The $223.5 million stage of the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion in Traralgon is now complete.

The multi-stage project has increased capacity and services at the hospital. Now Gippsland families will have the world-class care they need, closer to home.

Look around the expanded Latrobe Regional Hospital

Accessible video transcript

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In case you missed it


Help shape the future of healthcare in Victoria: 

  • Senior Procurement Partner (VPSG6) 
  • Procurement Partner (VPSG5) 
  • Principal Project Manager (VPSG6) 
  • Senior Project Manager – Clinical (VPSG6) 
  • Talent Acquisition Partner (VPSG5) 
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator (VPSG3)
  • Executive Assistant (VPSG4)  

Learn more about VHBA roles on the Careers.Vic website.

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We encourage suppliers to register on Buying for Victoria (tenders.vic.gov.au) and the Industry Capability Network to view VHBA offers to supply.

Find out more about VHBA procurement.


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