Victoria University welcomes the announcement from the State Government to build a new world-class, $1.5 billion hospital adjacent to the Footscray Park Campus. Site preparation is underway, and the hospital is expected to open 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].

Artist's impression of the new Footscray Hospital.

Site preparation updates

Works on the Ballarat Road car park at Footscray Park Campus are now beginning. Staff and students travelling to Footscray Park Campus, please note the following changed conditions.

Site maintenance works

Activities are taking place to prepare the site on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads for building works (see pp1–2, Victorian Health Building Authority  New Footscray Hospital Project Site Preparation Works Update).

Relocation of the Ballarat Road bus stop

The Victoria University/Ballarat Road bus stop will be temporarily relocated approximately 250 metres west along Ballarat Road, adjacent to the Footscray Park Bowls Club. Services now stopping at the Bowls Club include the 406, 409 and 941 night bus. The temporary stop will remain in place until construction is complete (expected in 2025).

Footpath & lane closures

Both temporary and permanent footpath and lane closures will take place as follows.

Geelong Road:

  • Permanent closure of the Princess Highway Service Road along Geelong Road. Motorists can still continue to turn left onto Ballarat Road from Geelong Road.
  • Pedestrian diversions will be in place along Geelong Road.

Ballarat Road:

  • Staged temporary closure of the left-hand lane and footpath travelling west along Ballarat Road.
  • The lane closure will be in place periodically during off-peak hours between 9.30am and 2.30pm for one month, with the left-hand lane reopen to normal traffic conditions outside of these hours.