New Melton Hospital

Under Procurement
New Melton Hospital

The New Melton Hospital (NMH) will be located in Cobblebank approximately 40 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD. The project will be developed in stages with the ability to expand to meet demand.

The NMH will include:

  • at least 274 beds (with capacity to expand to 554 beds by 2036)
  • a 24/7 emergency department
  • an intensive care unit
  • maternity and neonatal services
  • mental health services
  • surgical services
  • ambulatory care
  • clinical support services including pharmacy, pathology, and medical imaging
  • carparking facilities, and
  • teaching, training, and research spaces.

The site is located within the future Cobblebank Metropolitan Activity Centre and is close to the Cobblebank train station and the Western Freeway.

The project will be delivered via an availability-based Public Private Parternship. Western Health will operate the facility once constructed.

Key Dates

Jan 2023 EOIs Open
Mar 2023 EOIs Close
2024 Expected Construction Commencement
2029 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Victorian Government

In 2020, the Victorian Government allocated $77.4 million to deliver a business case, purchase land and progress detailed planning for the new Melton Hospital.  

In its 2022-23 Budget, the Victorian Government committed $1 billion towards the project. 


Procuring Agency: Victorian Department of Health
Procurement note:

The project will be delivered via an availability-based Public Private Partnership (PPP), including a 25-year operational phase following construction completion.


2020 The Victorian Government committed $2.4 million to develop a business case which will determine the size and range of services for the new Melton Hospital.
Nov 2020 The Victorian Government announced an additional $75 million in the 2020-21 State Budget to secure a site and progress capital planning for a new Melton Hospital.
Jul 2021 The Victorian Government identified a preferred site in Cobblebank for the new hospital. This followed planning with Melton City Council and the Victorian Planning Authority.
May 2022 The Victorian Government committed $1 billion towards the project in its 2022-23 State Budget.
Jun 2022 The Victorian Government announced that the project will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP). A private consortium will be responsible for the design, construction, finance, and delivery of facilities management for the new facility for a period of 25 years.
Jan 2023 The Victorian Government invited Expressions of Interest for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the asset, which will be delivered via an availability-based Public Private Partnership, closing 2nd March. The operational phase of the PPP will be for a 25-year period.
Procurement approach
Confirmed PPP |
Victoria |
Tender notices
2022/01/30 - EOIs