The land transfer was formally recorded via a Notice of Acquisition published in the Government Gazette on 9 December 2021. There is a further process around registration of the plan of subdivision which will carve out the new title plan and register the new owner at the land registry (Land Use Victoria).
Land at 245-267 Ferris Road, Cobblebank has been formally acquired for the new Melton Hospital.
The acquisition process was finalised on 9 December 2021 and on the 17th of December 2021 the Victorian Government took physical possession of the land.
The transfer of ownership was formalised via a Notice of Acquisition published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 9 December 2021, and this will be followed by registration of the plan of subdivision which will record the change of ownership at the land registry.
The transfer of ownership has not yet been recorded at the land registry. This is in process now, however this is an administrative step and the Minister for Health is the legal owner of the land.
The City of Melton will needs to certify the plan of subdivision. This process is currently in train.
The site at Cobblebank was selected following an extensive planning process between state and local governments. When exploring potential sites, the government considered a range of factors including accessibility, expansion opportunities and how it will link into services at other public hospitals in the western region, including the new Footscray Hospital.
We’re also listening to the community, with over 2000 people recently having their say via an online survey. Participants indicated they wanted a hospital close to public transport and one that could expand as the population grows.
The site is located within the future Cobblebank Metropolitan Activity Centre – only 500m from the Cobblebank train station, close to community and sports and recreation facilities, and with good access along the Western Freeway.