Warrnambool Base Hospital Redevelopment

Warrnambool Base Hospital Redevelopment

The Warrnambool Base Hospital will be redeveloped to provide additional capacity and enable services to expand over time.

The main works will see the construction of a new six-story clinical tower with links to existing buildings on the ground, first and second floors. In addition, there will be approximately 3,000 square metres of refurbishment works to existing buildings across the site.

Stage One of the redevelopment involves two construction phases:

  • Early works, which includes the demolition of five existing buildings, and
  • Main works, which involves construction of the new six-storey Clincial Tower.

The redevelopment will also include the seperate construction of a new offsite Regional Logistics Distribution Centre (RLDC) for provision of goods and equipment and linen services to public health services in the south west. Construction of the RLDC is expected to begin in late 2022.

Key Dates

Nov 2020 Project Announcement
Jun 2022 EOIs Open
Jul 2022 Expected EOI Open
Aug 2022 EOIs Close
Oct 2022 RFT Open
Feb 2023 Expected Preferred Bidder Selection
Jan 2024 Early Works contract awarded
Aug 2024 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2027 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Victorian Government


Procuring Agency: Victorian Health Building Authority
Successful Tenderer: Hansen Yuncken - ECI Services and Early Works
Procurement note:

Stage 1 of the Redevelopment is intended to be delivered under a Managing Contractor (MC) Structure split into three phases as follows:

  • Phase A – Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) Services
  • Phase B – Early Works, and
  • Phase C – Main Works (subject to Principal approval of MC offer).

Phase A, ECI services is for both Early and Main works design and will include the preparation of an offer to complete Phase C (for approval by the Principal).

Related contracts:
Project Design
Successful Tenderer - Billard Leece Partnership (architects) and AECOM Australia (building services engineering consultants)

Regional Logistics Distribution Centre (RLDC)
Successful Tenderer - Hansen Yuncken completed the purpose-built RLDC which will enable the Hospital's essential services to be relocated during construction.


Oct 2020 The masterplan for the regional logistics distribution centre was completed.
Nov 2020 The Victorian Government allocated $384 million in funding for the project in its 2020-21 Budget, with $3.3 million to be spent in FY2020-21.
May 2021 The 2021-22 Victorian Budget allocated $23.7 million towards the project in FY2021-22.
Jul 2021 The Victorian Government opened Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for the procurement of Principal Architect and Building Engineering Services Consultant for Enabling Works of the project.
Aug 2021 The Victorian Government opened EOIs for the procurement of a Principal Architect and a Building Engineering Services Consultant across Early Works and Main Works components of the project.
Nov 2021 The Victorian Government opened EOIs for the procurement of Contractor Services for the Enabling Works package.
Feb 2022 The Victorian Government awarded the Project's Design Contract to Billard Leece Partnership, as architect, and AECOM Australia, as building services engineering consultant.
Jun 2022 The Victorian Government issued an Advanced Notice that it will conduct an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for the project. The update provided further details of the project's procurement timeline and scope.
Jul 2022 The Victorian Government issued an Expressions of Interest for Managing Contractor Services for the project.
Jan 2024 Development of the Regional Logistics Distribution Centre completed.
Jan 2024 The Victorian Government appointed Hansen Yuncken as managing contractor to deliver early works, and to undertake early contractor involvement for main works for the project.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Victoria |