COVID-19 has not impacted stage two of the Hilltop patient and carer accommodation centre, with a completion date in sight.
The $3.8 million expansion of the Fight Cancer Foundation facility, brought about four years early due to demand, is set to be finished in September.
Fundraising campaign director Alice Glachan said progress had ramped up, after slight delays over summer.
"With bushfires and restrictions due to [hot and dry] conditions, some work couldn't be done," she said.
"But we're delighted with the way in which Southern Cross, and all the teams that have worked with them, have been able to bring things forward.
"With the roof on, there's greater internal work that can be done."
The two-storey extension, adding 10 rooms, a gymnasium and a lounge, has been made possible by $1.9 million from the federal government and Fight Cancer Foundation's $1.1 million.
Ms Glachan has been running the campaign to raise the final $1 million required, conducting Zoom calls with potential supporters.
"We're stepping into our stride, and the regional footprint has been very supportive, in appreciation and acknowledgement it is their local people who are guests at Hilltop," she said.
"The community of Albury-Wodonga has also been stepping up again.
"We've got some way to go - we have a few hundred-thousand to raise."
The project has received $10,000 from Towong Council, whose residents have spent 659 nights at Hilltop in the 23 months to February this year.
Towong joined Albury, Wodonga and Berrigan councils in supporting Hilltop's establishment, and mayor David Wortmann said his community wanted to donate to its expansion too.
"Everyone at Towong really appreciates and recognises what an important facility the regional cancer centre is, and of course Hilltop is an important part of that," he said.
"So many of our residents, unfortunately, will use it.
"There is a lot of stress with treatment, and if we can take one of the stresses out of that with the travel, that's a great outcome."
The $5.2 million initial stage of Hilltop was completed in 2012, as a joint project between Fight Cancer Foundation, the Zonta Club of Albury-Wodonga, Rotary Club of Albury North and Lions District 201V6.
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Ms Glachan said many supporters like Towong Council had stepped up again, but new donors were also coming on board.
"A significant proportion of the people who assisted us in stage one are again supporting us in stage two," she said.
"There are a number of people donating over a period of time, who have pledged to pay a regular amount over five years.
"We are sitting in a really good position."
Ms Glachan welcomes contact at email@example.com from potential supporters, or those who would like information about the Hilltop expansion project.