Read the latest community update on the Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment.
Project overview – Elevating our facilities
We are thrilled to share the latest update on the Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment.
Our efforts to enhance healthcare services in the region are in full swing, and we’re excited about the positive changes ahead.
The major construction phase of the $115 million Maryborough Hospital expansion and upgrade has started.
Our goal is to deliver state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, including a new urgent care centre, 32 inpatient beds, a modern maternity unit, operating theatres, and a day medical centre equipped with imaging, pharmacy, and pathology services.
New consultant suites, a reception area, and extra car parking will also be added.
Contractor Fairbrother Construction has been appointed to carry out major construction. The project is on track to be completed progressively from late 2024, to help staff deliver better healthcare for our growing community.
Read more about the Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment.
Progress update – Celebrating milestones
Recently, we had the honour of welcoming Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas MP and Member for Ripon Martha Haylett MP to mark the start of main construction.
Together, we turned the first sod on this significant project, setting the stage for better healthcare in our community.
We were joined by representatives from the Victorian Health Building Authority as the project lead and building contractor FairBrother Construction.
For more information visit vhba.vic.gov.au.
What’s happening now – Preparing the foundations
With main construction underway, you’ll notice increased activity on the corner site.
Contractors have been busy marking out the positions for the foundations.
Earth-moving equipment will excavate the site to the required depth, and to level and compact the soil to create a solid base for the foundations.
In the coming weeks we’ll see more truck movement as soil is taken off-site and the piling rig arrives for drilling to start.
What to expect – Embracing change
While we’re excited about the improvements, we know there may be some temporary inconveniences, such as increased vehicle and trade movement, construction noise, and temporary changes to access around the hospital site.
Rest assured, we’re working closely with the Victorian Health Building Authority, builders, and Central Goldfields Shire Council to minimise any disruptions.
Changes in access
With a clear perimeter around the construction site for safety and security there have been some key changes to access and nearby parking to accommodate the project:
- New driveway to Urgent Care Centre for ambulance access and drop-off for UCC patients only, and an adjacent pedestrian access ramp
- Carpark next door to Clarendon Medical Centre closed
- On-street parking changes along Neill Street and Clarendon Streets
- Hospital and supply deliveries enter and exit via driveway on Neill Street.
Early works end – That’s a wrap
The early works phase ended in June, including the completion of the ambulance driveway and a pedestrian access route to Urgent Care Centre. These additions will serve the community until the new hospital building is complete.
We’d like to extend our gratitude to SJ Weir for their exceptional work during this stage. A recap of works includes:
- Demolition of buildings on the corner site to make way for new hospital building.
- New off-street parking at the north end of the hospital.
- Dental services moved to refurbished facilities above Clarendon Medical Centre.
- Family and non-violence services relocated to refurbished facilities off Florence Lane.
- Allied health services move to Health and Movement Centre on High Street.
- Service relocations such as sewerage, water supply and fire services.
Project update – Streamlining logistics
To ensure efficiency and seamless services as the hospital expands, we’re working on a logistics project.
Our aim is to enhance ‘back of house’ services such as waste management, linen supply, supply chain, and maintenance.
We’ve been working with architects Hamer Architecture to engage with staff to prepare a shovel-ready design and cost estimates for this planned project.
More information – Stay connected
To stay up-to-date on the project follow our Facebook page. If you have any questions or wish to speak to the project team, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the project visit vhba.vic.gov.au.
Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation throughout this journey. Together, we’re building a healthier future for our community in Maryborough and surrounds.