The $541 million project will redevelop and expand the hospital with a new emergency department, a women and children’s hub, state-of-the-art theatre suite and an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds.
As part of stage two, John Holland will deliver a new power supply building and support services building on Drummond Street.
The new building will house a pharmacy, pathology services and an Education and Learning Centre for Grampians Health and Deakin Rural Clinal School, giving locals access to the best care close to home.
Once completed, the upgraded hospital will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients per year.
John Holland Executive General Manager – Building & Development, David Lehmann, said the redevelopment would deliver world-class healthcare services and modern facilities for the Ballarat community.
“Healthcare projects like these have a profound and lasting impact on local communities, and we’re incredibly proud to be partnering with the Victorian Government to bring this redevelopment to life.
“We have a proven track record for delivering state-of-the-art health infrastructure, such as the recently completed Victorian Heart Hospital.
“We’re once again leveraging our experience and expertise on this exciting project for Ballarat.”
The Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment will create more than 170 construction jobs and drive economic activity in one of Victoria’s key regional hubs.
Enabling works to prepare the site for construction are currently underway ahead of foundation works starting early in 2023.
Construction of the new building is expected to be completed in late 2024.