The Government’s significant capital projects, non-residential building and office program are led by the Department of Finance. The Department works with other Government agencies to support government services to the community and is a strong supporter of a robust and vibrant building and construction industry in Western Australia.
The Department manages three programs.
- The Department works with other government agencies to plan, deliver and maintain government buildings throughout the state. It contracts building and maintenance contractors, architects and other consultants to construct, refurbish and maintain government buildings, such as hospitals, clinics, courthouses, schools, police stations, prisons, TAFEs and sports facilities. The Department manages these projects to ensure quality standards and value-for-money work, delivering government buildings for the Western Australian community on time and on budget.
- The Department manages office accommodation for Government. That includes about 560,000 square metres of office space across the state. It manages more than 500 leases with private sector landlords and 20 government-owned buildings. It achieves value-for-money services using the government’s buying power, efficiently coordinating leases and buildings, and through innovative programs such as activity-based work.
- The Department plans and delivers major projects of significant importance to the State. This includes projects such as the Perth Stadium, WA Museum, Old Treasury Buildings, and Perth Children’s Hospital. Working in accordance with the Western Australian Strategic Asset Management Framework, the Department collaborates with client agencies and focuses on robust project planning and on-target project execution, to ensure successful project outcomes.