The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Project will deliver a new, $1 billion facility purpose-built for cancer research, treatment and care in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville, Victoria.

 Construction is under way to create a brand new home for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health and The University of Melbourne.

In addition to the new facilities being built, eight world-leading cancer organisations have come together to share knowledge and resources and drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care.

Based on the site of the former Royal Dental Hospital (corner Grattan Street, Flemington Road and Royal Parade) and linked by bridges across to new facilities at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the VCCC Project will assist building partners to accelerate the discovery of new cancer treatments, attract the nation’s leading cancer researchers and provide a centre of excellence for people affected by cancer.

The VCCC Project is jointly funded by the Victorian and Australian governments. Construction of the new $1 billion facility will begin in 2011 and be completed by the end of 2015.

Explore this website to learn more about the VCCC Project.

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2 March 2015

Read all about what activities have been occurring on both the South and North sides of Grattan Street

15 December 2014

The Premier and the Minister for Health inspect the new 37 metre long walkway over Grattan Street in Parkville, joining the two new cancer care facilities.

2 December 2014

Important information about road and lane closures on Grattan Street

1 October 2014

Purple accent glazing forms a key signature element of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project’s façade.

9 September 2014

The Plenary Health bid to design, build, finance and maintain the VCCC Project facilities for 25 years included a number of areas designated for retail use.

25 August 2014

Two large mobile cranes were used to lift the 110 tonne bridge into place. Watch this on video

19 August 2014

The VCCC Project reaches another milestone as facilities connect across Grattan Street.

8 July 2014

Fabrication work has commenced on two bridge links that will connect the VCCC Project’s south and north sides, across Grattan Street.

11 June 2014

The VCCC Project team has commenced installation of the VCCC Project’s South Site Facility’s 1,442 window and louvre units.

8 April 2014

On 8 April, Federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton and Victorian Minister for Health David Davis joined representatives from the Ian Potter Foundation for a tour of the VCCC Project construction site.

1 April 2014

The two metre-deep, fully automated door for the cyclotron vault has been delivered and placed in its new home on Basement Level 2 of the VCCC Project’s South Site building.

24 January 2014

The first decorative façade panels have been installed at ground level on the VCCC Project’s Flemington Road side.

12 December 2013

The VCCC Project construction team has commenced the meticulous task of applying façade panels to the building’s concrete structure, now towering above street level.

4 October 2013

The new $1 billion VCCC Project has started to soar upwards with construction works hitting street level.

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Last updated : 15 December 2014
  • State Government Victoria
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  • Melbourne Health
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Plenary Health
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Council