Portarlington Redevelopment

BCH received $2 million in Commonwealth funding following the 2019 Federal election. We have assigned this funding to upgrading the Portarlington Community Health Centre. Upgrading this Community Health facility allows us to develop our suite of programs and services. This includes the Portarlington Ladies’ Auxiliary Op Shop.

Progress to date

  • Four18 Architects appointed
  • Community engagement undertaken
  • Project updates via bulletins and the BCH website
  • Building design completed
  • Planning approval granted for the redevelopment
  • Competitive tender conducted for a builder
  • Loaram Constructions appointed
  • Demolition completed
  • Concrete slab completed
  • Framing completed

COVID-19 impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted construction costs.
It has been challenging to work within our funding budget.
To meet budget requirements, we have reviewed some features from the original plans.
This includes a reduction in the building’s size.

Next steps target dates

  • Loaram Constructions on site January 2022
  • Construction completed within 12 months of start date.

Please note: target dates may change because of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.