The Victorian Government is planning to build a new hospital in Footscray to service the growing population in Melbourne's inner west.
The new facility will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership, with Western Health as the public operator of clinical services. It will include:
- more than 500 inpatient beds
- acute facilities including an emergency department, mental health and addictions hub
- specialist facilities for cardiovascular, angiographic, operational and other procedures
- clinical support spaces
- car parking, and
- teaching, training and research spaces.
The preferred site for the new hospital will be located at Victoria University Footscray Park campus car park, at 89 Ballarat Road.
|Oct 2020||Contract Award|
|Mar 2021||Financial Close|
|Mar 2021||Construction Commencement|
|2026||Expected Construction Completion|
The 2017-18 Victorian Budget allocated $65 million to the planning of the new hospital and to carry out urgent works on the existing hospital. The 2018-19 Budget allocated funding to purchase land for the new hospital.
|Procuring Agency:||Victorian Government|
|Shortlist:||Advance West consortium (Tetris Capital, John Holland, John Holland Services, and ISS), Exemplar Health consortium (Capella Capital, Lendlease, and Spotless) and Plenary Health consortium (Plenary Group, Multiplex, Honeywell, Compass Group and Sojitz Corporation).|
|Successful Tenderer:||The Plenary Health consortium|
|Feb 2019||The Victorian Government announced that the New Footscray Hospital is proposed to be delivered as a Public Private Partnership under a 25 year contractual arrangement.|
|Jun 2019||The Victorian Government opened Expression of Interest for the new hospital. A consortium was sought for the design, construction, finance, and maintenance of the project over a 25 year contract term.|
|Oct 2019||Victorian Government announced a shortlist of three consortia to deliver the hospital. They are: Advance West (comprising Tetris Capital, John Holland, John Holland Services, and ISS), Exemplar Health (consisting of Capella Capital, Lendlease, and Spotless) and Plenary Health (involving Plenary Group, Multiplex, Honeywell, Compass Group and Sojitz Corporation).|
|Oct 2020||Plenary Health named as the preferred bidder, with contract close to be finalised by the end of 2020.|
|Mar 2021||The Plenary Health consortium reached financial close on the project. Further, construction commenced on the new hospital.|
|May 2022||The Victorian Government allocated an additional $513 million towards the project in its 2022-23 State Budget, bringing the total estimated cost to $2 billion.|