Saturday 7 March 2015


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 began in 2011 and will be completed by the end of 2015. The centre will contribute to the area's dedicated health research, disease treatment and patient care facilities already in existence in Parkville.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Weekly TopShot meme,
and also part of the Geometric Friday meme.


  1. This is a huge project, and not just financially. Construction of the facility seems complex and time consuming, so we can only hope that the research and treatment results are very successful.

    1. We are very lucky in Melbourne, Hels, to have access to some of the best health care in the world.

  2. Looks huge and the reflections are beautiful !

  3. That's going to be impressive when finished, and hoping more impressive will be those with cancer will be cured here. Thank you, Nick, for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #168!

  4. My favourites are 4 and 5...very exciting. I photographed the new Chris O'Brien Lighthouse building at RPA as it was being built too. I loved seeing the progression.
    (and sorry I messed up with GM this week.... I forgot to tag it properly...all is fixed now).

  5. A handsome building♪


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