Finance wins project management award
The Department of Finance has won an Australian Institute of Project Management Award for its role in the delivery of the $37.6 million Warren Health Service Redevelopment in Manjimup.
The complex project, delivered as part of the South Inland Health Initiative, took out the award for best Leadership and Management of Projects in the Community Service and/or Community Development category.
Finance was recognised for its ability to review market conditions to take advantage of contracting opportunities, and its time management to provide adequate time for consultation, reviews and contingency for inclement weather.
The mandated use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the project was also acknowledged. Finance’s Building Research and Technical Services team was commended for educating contractors and suppliers on the project on BIM, which upskilled staff, enhanced the collaboration between the trades on site, plus improved the time and quality management on the project.
This initiative also supports the construction industry into the future by preparing smaller contractors for future public and private work.
Finance’s Deputy Director General, Phil Helberg, also recognised the collaboration between the various stakeholders as a key success project success.
“The trust and open communication between all the state and local governments through to Warren Hospital clinicians, support staff, patients and the public was commendable,” said Helberg.
“We focused on regular and interactive information sessions and developing an open and inclusive environment for stakeholders.”
“The project team was receptive to input from stakeholders and, in fact, encouraged insight into where we could drive operational efficiencies into the design.”
“I congratulate Jiapei Ho, Chris Rologas and the rest of the project team, for their commitment to the project, their quality of work, and their continued focus on the end-customer – the staff and patients of the hospital,” said Helberg.
The Warren Health Service was opened by the Minister for Health, Roger Cook in July 2018.
The scope of works for the project included:
- an expanded area for outpatient appointments
- a new emergency department with well-equipped resuscitation rooms
- a new ward area
- medical imaging facilities
- a modern, well-equipped operating theatre
- consultation rooms
- a thoughtfully designed palliative care room to accommodate the needs of patients and their families in a home-like environment