Health sector projects could mean big business in Victoria
With the Victorian government delivering $364 million for the improvement of health infrastructure ...
With the Victorian government delivering $364 million for the improvement of health infrastructure across the state, medical practices could soon find themselves in need of additional premises.
The 2012 budget has allocated funds to go towards delivering improved hospitals and health facilities both in the civic centres and in more regional locations.
While the spending itself will focus on building improvements and capacity upgrades, smaller firms may find that the developments can bring with them new opportunities.
Practices that have been considering expanding their services may find that their office rental arrangements will not meet their needs - meaning that new premises may be required.
The common practice of situating a specialty clinic close to a generic hospital or public facility can be helpful to patents - reducing travel times and improving accessibility.
Three main projects are set to receive the bulk of the funds - one at Box Hill, a second in Bendigo and the third at Frankston to the south of the capital.
Space is sure to be at a premium in these areas, so getting in early to explore the possibilities is a good idea for any forward-thinking healthcare professional in Victoria.