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Assembly Broadmeadows aids Victorian roll-out by transforming into a vaccination site

Assembly Broadmeadows is helping to facilitate Victoria’s reopening and recovery by repurposing the site into a vaccine drive-through and walk-in facility.

In partnership with the Department of Health and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, 16,000m2 of hardstand and 35,000m2 of building was transformed to provide the community greater access and opportunity to get vaccinated.

More than fifteen organisations came together in streamline collaboration to deliver various aspects of works across the built form environment in just under 7 days.

Citinova’s Development Manager, Jonathan Smarrelli led the coordination and was supported by Construction Manager, Stephen Bevan and his team at Ark Industrial to successfully implement all the health and safety requirements ahead of opening.

“The efforts by all parties involved was extremely impressive,” commented Citinova Director Nathan Minicozzi.

“Under tight timeframes the broad teams worked together to set up a facility that services a great need for the community.

“Citinova is proud to be a part of it.”

The Victorian Government has set a target of dispensing over 1 million vaccines in the next 5 weeks from the facility to increase the state’s vaccination rate.

The drive-through centre opened on Monday 23 August to Victorians eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine will also be available in the near future.

Bookings will be required for all drive-through vaccinations.

Bookings can be made via the online booking portal (portal.cvms.vic.gov.au) for ‘Ford Complex Drive Through COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic’ or by calling the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Walk-in vaccinations are not currently available but will become available in the coming weeks.

The former Ford manufacturing site is located at 1727 Hume Highway Campbellfield VIC 3061.

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