Footscray hospital site under evaluation

The state government is searching for feedback on how to use the existing Footscray hospital. (Supplied)

Feedback is being sort on how the existing Footscray Hospital site could be used when services move to the new hospital in 2025.

The state government is currently assessing the site to understand how to best deliver for current and emerging community needs.

An online survey is now open for the broader community to give their feedback aiming to capture insights from people who have a connection to the area and inform what services the community needs most.

Footscray MP Katie Hall said this is an opportunity for the local community to tell the government what is most important to them and what they would like to see when it comes to the existing Footscray Hospital site.

Department of Transport and Planning staff will also be available for a chat in-person about the existing Footscray Hospital site on November 16, November 21 and February 10.

The department has been working with key stakeholders including Maribyrnong council, Victoria University, Western Health, Western Bulldogs, the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance, LEADWEST and the community on the new hospital

The new hospital is Victoria’s biggest health infrastructure project to date, with $1.5 billion being invested into replacing the existing hospital and freeing up 6.6 hectares along Gordon Street for future redevelopment.

Precincts Minister Colin Brooks said they are planning for the future of the old hospital site along Gordon Street by adding to our significant investments in transport, health and education within Footscray.

The state government has indicated that the plans for the site will be revealed mid next year.

The survey is open until February 29.