The VQH is a jointly funded project between the Commonwealth and Labor Victoria under the plan for Centres for National Resilience, a project between the federal government and all the Labor States.
The facility is set to accommodate 1000 people with a major focus on ventilation and infection control and is expected to replace hotel quarantine in Victoria as of March. No private security will be onsite, but 30 police officers will be patrolling the facility 24 hours a day.
Unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated travellers will need to stay for seven days at the facility, costing $1500 for an adult, $500 for an additional adult, and $250 for children for the isolation period but frontline workers and people that cannot self-isolate at home can stay for free.
With ten people expected to check-in on Feb. 21 and COVID-19 case numbers are expected to fall, the Police Minister Lisa Neville nevertheless reassured that the facility would still be important in the future.
The accommodation is a 500-bed facility and set to quarantine unvaccinated travellers, international students, seasonal workers with another 500 beds expected to be ready by early April, the QLD government has not disclosed the cost in the development of the facility.