Each of these facilities cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.
How much did these facilities cost, and what will happen to them now?
What will happen to these facilities remains unclear, but they now appear to be unused.
Victoria’s quarantine hub at Mickleham opened in February and will close in October. Source: AAP
In September, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said the state government would ensure the Bullsbrook facility is safely maintained and kept in good working order for the next 12 months before its operation is transferred to the Commonwealth.
Other states and territories used hotels as quarantine facilities.
Was it worth it?
“Its closure is another step in our recovery from the pandemic,” he said.
“Now we’ve got them, economists call it a sunk cost … you’ve got them now and hindsight’s a wonderful thing; let’s see what we can re-purpose them to use them for.”