Hospitals 07 December 2022

Welcome to VHBA In Brief

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

In this issue:

  • recap on health infrastructure projects
  • major construction complete on Victorian Heart Hospital
  • V-columns installed at the new Footscray Hospital
  • designs released for community hospitals
  • the latest project milestones, job openings and industry opportunities.

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$10B+ investment in health infrastructure

The Victorian Government has announced a pipeline of new projects. This includes more than $10 billion for health infrastructure. This investment will help deliver world-class care for families across the state.

A $5-6 billion expansion of hospitals and research facilities at Arden and Parkville is set to deliver new campuses at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital.

Other projects include:

  • $1.05 billion to redevelop and expand the Maroondah Hospital at Ringwood
  • $1 billion to upgrade the Austin Hospital and the Northern Hospital
  • $675 million to build a new hospital and aged care facility in Drouin East, West Gippsland.

With such a significant range of projects heading into planning, the VHBA will hold an industry forum for our suppliers in 2023. The forum will provide a briefing on our program going forward covering timings, scope and procurement processes. 

See the procurement section below for more information about staying up to date on opportunities.

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In the spotlight

Major construction complete on Victorian Heart Hospital

Major construction on Australia’s first specialist, standalone cardiac hospital is complete.

Located on the Monash University Clayton campus, the $577 million Victorian Heart Hospital will provide innovative, holistic and patient-centred care, as well as world-leading research and education.

Following a commissioning period, the hospital is expected to welcome its first patients in early 2023. It will be operated by Monash Health.

Learn more about the Victorian Heart Hospital.

Take a look inside the Victorian Heart Hospital

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V-columns installed at the new Footscray Hospital

We’ve reached another milestone on the new Footscray Hospital, with the installation of the new building’s concrete V-columns.

The columns mark an exciting architectural milestone for this once-in-a-generation project for Melbourne’s west.

Each column is designed to support a load of nearly 6,000 tonnes – that’s the equivalent of over 1,400 elephants in weight!

Learn more about the new Footscray Hospital.

See how the new Footscray Hospital is taking shape

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Designs released for community hospitals

The designs for new community hospitals have been released. The designs have been carefully considered to create a safe and welcoming environment for the community and employees.

See the designs and learn more about your new community hospital:

Artist impression: People in a reception area with Aboriginal art on one wall

Artist impression: Reception area at City of Whittlesea Community Hospital

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Project pulse

See our latest milestones:

We’re hiring! As VHBA grows, we are looking for project directors and there are several roles across project management and asset management also available. Visit Careers.Vic to explore VHBA opportunities.

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In case you missed it

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Missed our New Melton Hospital Project industry briefing on 6 October 2022? You can view the presentation and video recording online.

Looking for new procurement opportunities? 

We encourage suppliers to register on Buying for Victoria ( and the Industry Capability Network (ICN Gateway) to view VHBA invitations to supply.

In accordance with the Victorian Government procurement process and policies, we approach the market on an ongoing basis to invite organisations to supply. Therefore, we are unable to meet with suppliers on a one-on-one basis.

Visit our procurement page to learn about how to work with us and follow VHBA on LinkedIn for news and opportunities, including updates in coming months about our 2023 Industry Forum.

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