Melton Hospital

Detailed Planning
Melton Hospital

The Melton Hospital 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 proposed scope of the project includes:

  • 24-hour emergency ward
  • 100 beds
  • an intensive care unit
  • maternity and neonatal services
  • mental health services, and
  • ambulatory care

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

The Melton Hospital project will be delivered in partnership with Western Health, who will operate the new facility.

Key Dates

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. 


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.
Procurement approach
Confirmed PPP |
Victoria |