Construction is underway on the site of the $1.5 billion new Footscray Hospital – the largest ever health infrastructure project in the state.

Scheduled to open in 2025, the new hospital will support the increasing demand from Melbourne's booming western suburbs, ensuring families can get the care they need close to home.

The Victorian Health Building Authority, in partnership with Western Health and the Plenary Health consortium, are planning to ground a time capsule on the site of the new hospital.

The purpose of the time capsule is to capture this unique time in our history and to represent the community spirit of Footscray and the West.

How to participate

You can share what you would put into the time capsule by scrolling to the question box below. We also encourage you to vote for the ideas of others by clicking the 'Like' button.

Next steps

Your ideas and suggestions will help us to finalise a list of items to be placed in the capsule. We will share the most popular ideas with you at the end of this consultation.

Privacy collection notice

Participation in this activity is voluntary. The Department of Health (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy. The department collects and handles the information you provide in this activity to assist in the planning of the new Footscray Hospital time capsule initiative. The activity does not ask you to provide any personally identifying information and you are asked not to include such information in your answers. We may share aggregated responses and anonymised comments with external parties such as governing health service providers, community health services, local council, other key stakeholders and external consultants.

For more information on the department’s privacy collection practices, please refer to the department’s privacy policy. You may contact the department’s Information Sharing and Privacy team by emailing privacy@health.vic.gov.au.