New Melton Hospital Another Step Closer

28 June 2023

The Andrews Labor Government has shortlisted two consortia featuring construction companies, sponsors and facilities management providers vying to deliver the new Melton Hospital.

Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the shortlisted consortia who have been invited to develop proposals to design, construct, finance and maintain the next major public hospital for Melbourne’s booming outer West.

The shortlisted consortia are Exemplar Health, comprising Capella Capital, Lendlease, Honeywell and Compass Group and Wilam Marrga, comprising Tetris Capital, John Holland, ISS and Cushman & Wakefield.

With construction set to begin next year the shortlisted consortia have begun preparing detailed proposals to deliver the new hospital in 2029.

The Labor Government has invested more than $900 million to deliver the new Melton Hospital which will be Victoria’s first fully electric hospital, providing 24-hour emergency, at least 274 beds, an intensive care unit, maternity and neonatal services, mental health services, radiology services and outpatient care.

The hospital will be designed in a way to allow for future expansion to ensure it can grow with the community and will create more than 700 direct jobs and 1,700 indirect jobs during construction.

Once completed, the new hospital will have capacity to treat 130,000 patients each year and see almost 60,000 patients in the emergency department.

Community feedback will help shape the development of the new hospital, with more than 1000 pieces of feedback captured through workshops with the community consultative committee, as well as input from online surveys, information sessions and targeted workshops.

Delivered by the Victoria Health Building Authority in partnership with Western Health ongoing planning supported by the appointment of key technical advisers across design, engineering, legal, town planning, technology and finance is currently underway.

Works by Melton City Council have also begun on the extension of Bridge Road in Cobblebank, which will connect residents to the new hospital and the wider Cobblebank Precinct.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas

Today marks an important milestone to deliver one of the most significant new hospital projects in Victoria.”

We are excited to see a strong response from consortia for this new project and I look forward to seeing their innovative proposals for the Melton community.”

Quote attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie

“We’re thrilled to be moving on to the next stage of this project, taking us one step closer to delivering this much-needed, landmark hospital for the Melton community.”

Reviewed 28 June 2023

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