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Dover Medical Centre Redevelopment


Status: The expected timeline for commencement of construction has been updated



The Dover Medical Centre is located within the Esperance Multipurpose Health Centre at Dover and is the southernmost service provider of their kind in Australia and is the only service in the rural township.

The Dover Medical centre is owned and operated by Huon Valley Council and averages 800 consultations per week, provides a 24-hour on call service as well as in-house health assessments. The centre currently attracts a number of allied health practitioners in the areas of mental health, child health, community nursing and podiatry.

Council successfully obtained funding of $1 million in the 2021 State Election for the redevelopment of the Medical Centre located within the Esperance Multi-Purpose Health Centre.

The Project
The redevelopment of the Dover Medical Centre will enable the provision of modern, fit-for-purpose services to the community, now and into the future. This will include a new entrance, additional consultation rooms and internal alterations.

Development approval has been received for the redevelopment of the Dover medical centre to increase the consulting space to 5 consultation rooms, allied health room, practice nurse and an improved staff amenities area.

A timeline has been provided which outlines the steps taken to date and the expected timelines for commence of construction.  These dates are provided as a guide and are subject to variations as the project progresses.


Key Dates

  • 31/3/2021 Election commitment received
  • 1/7/2021 Architects fee proposal accepted for completion of development application plans
  • 26/7/2021 Development application plans commenced
  • 31/8/2021 Development of Grand deed commenced
  • 1/11/2021 Development application plans completed and pre-planning assessment lodged
  • 25/11/2021 Development application lodged
  • 19/1/2022 Development application approved
  • 22/2/2022 Consultants fee proposal accepted for completion of building approval plans
  • 29/3/2022 Draft grant deed received (version1)
  • 12/5/2022 Building approval planning process commenced (delayed due to availability and COVID)
  • 13/5/2022 Draft grant deed received (version 2) signed by Huon Valley Council
  • 16/6/2022 Full executed deed received by Huon Valley Council
  • 31/8/2022 Architectural and tender documents completed
  • 30/9/2022 Tender completed
  • 31/10/2022 Contractor appointed
  • 1/12/2022 Construction commenced

Project Cycle

  1. Planning approval
  2. Building approval
  3. Tenders called
  4. Construction commences
  5. Project completed