Construction has begun on the new world-class, $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital adjacent to the Footscray Park Campus.

When completed in 2025, the hospital will help meet the demand in Melbourne’s ever-expanding western suburbs and provide state-of-the-art care for patients.

The new hospital will enable the creation of a world-class health and education precinct in and around Victoria University’s Footscray Park Campus. It will benefit our:

As this is a Victorian Government initiative, enquiries about the build can be made to the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) by email: [email protected].


Footscray Hospital main entry looking east.


Aerial view of the new Footscray Hospital from above Ballarat Road.

Site preparation updates

Construction work on the New Footscray Hospital site is underway and quickly changing the look and feel of the area.

Three of the 10 tower cranes are erected.

See a short video of the installation of the more than 900m of artwork that wraps the site hoarding. The artworks features images and information about the hospital’s design, with viewing holes on Federal Street, Tiernan Street and Geelong Road for those interested in viewing the construction works. 

Site maintenance works

For a detailed update on the early site works view the August 2021 newsletter from the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA).

Underground power works on Federal Street

Jemena Electricity Networks are continuing to install underground power cabling on Federal Street.

For enquires specifically related to these works, Jemena Customer Service can be contacted on 1300 131 871 between Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Temporary traffic changes on Ballarat Road

Over the coming months, road users may experience traffic changes on Ballarat Road. On occasions, one westbound lane of Ballarat Road may be closed between Geelong Road and Tiernan Street from 9:30am - 2:30pm to conduct works on site safely.

Please remain alert around the construction site and follow any signage in place as changes may occur daily. Traffic control will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.