Welcome to the latest update on the $115 million Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment.
Major construction has started, and Fairbrother Construction has been busy building the foundations for the new hospital at 75-87 Clarendon Street.
Once completed, the redevelopment will deliver 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.
This is certainly an exciting time for our community.
Read more about the Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment.
Building a solid foundation
Over the past few months, contractors have excavated the site and completed the groundwork.
With some good weather on our side, the team have finished installing concrete pilings to create a strong and stable foundation for the new hospital.
With the piling completed, the team has commenced works on the footings for ground slabs and columns which will support the building construction.
Recent changes to parking and access related to the hospital development include:
- New driveway off Clarendon Street to Urgent Care Centre for ambulance access and patient drop-off to UCC and medical imaging.
- Hospital and supply deliveries enter and exit via the driveway on Neill Street.
- Change in staff car parking next to Uniting Church for power supply and switch room.
- Changes to on-street parking along Neill Street and Clarendon Streets.
- New off-street car parking available off Clarendon Street at the north end of the hospital next to the student accommodation facility.
To help alleviate parking pressures in the area, trades and contractors are directed to park outside the hospital precinct. There is a designated zone on the construction site for trades and contractors to drop off tools and materials.
Updates to power supply
The redevelopment will also update the power supply to the hospital. We’ll let the community know more about expected impacts and power outages when we know more from Powercor. This work is expected to occur on a Sunday.
More information – stay connected
While we’re excited about this redevelopment, we know there will be temporary inconveniences such as increased vehicle movements, construction noise and changes to parking and access around the hospital.
There will be some service interruptions to power and water throughout the project.
Rest assured we work closely with the VHBA, builders and Council to minimise impacts and give you as much notice as possible.
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 email@example.com. For more information about the project visit vhba.vic.gov.au.