The Victorian Government has proposed the construction of a purpose-built quarantine facility as an alternative to hotel quarantine for returned travellers.
The facility is expected to open with 500 places, with the flexibility to be scaled up to 3,000 places. The alternative quarantine accommodation hub will initially operate in conjunction with a continuation of the hotel quarantine program.
Works proposed within the scope include:
- quarantine blocks of 250 places, aggregated into suburbs of 1,000 places to enable high numbers of separately quarantined cohorts
- clusters of 10 to 16 units, each housing 50 to 60 people
- single-storey buildings, and
- dedicated care facilities for COVID-19 positive people.
|Apr 2021||Project Announced|
|Jun 2021||EOIs Close|
|Aug 2021||Expected Contract Award|
|Sep 2021||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Jan 2022||Construction Completion|
The Victorian Government have fully funded the design of the facility. The Federal Government has committed $200 million to fund construction, while the Victorian Government will fund ongoing operation and maintenance costs.
|Procuring Agency:||Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet|
|Apr 2021||The Victorian Government announced that detailed planning will begin for the project and that a preferred site has been selected.|
|May 2021||The Victorian Government opened Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the design and construction of the project, closing in June. The EOI briefing indicated that a Federal Government site in Mickelham, Victoria has been selected as the preferred location for the facility.|
|Jun 2021||The Federal and Victorian Governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding on development of the project. The Federal Government committed $200 million to fund construction of the facility, with the Victorian Government to fund operation and maintenance once complete.|