Final Site (Larrakeyah Medical Facility) Design

Strategic Requirement

Joint Health Command expends more than $170 million annually in the  provision of health care to ADF members. With the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and East Timor the demand for services is increasing, and conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder require improved facilities to treat and support returning soldiers. A major Joint Health Command project covering 8 sites is being prepared now, however the demand on existing facilities was such that an interim bridging project was required.

About the Project

The interim works were let as either Design & Construct (D&C), or small Design Services Consultant (DSC) projects. Point Project Management was engaged as the Project Manager/Contract Administrator (PM/CA), and as part of their commitment to Defence excellence they engaged NDY as specialist reviewers. NDY reviewed the design reports against the Defence Estate Quality Management System (DEQMS) requirements, health requirements, and Building Code of Australia/Australian Standards requirements. NDY’s involvement covered 7 sites and a construction budget of  approximately $100 million.

NDY delivered the project reviews by drawing both from our Defence and Health sector groups, and was able to significantly add value to the projects on all sites. In particular, we were able to identify issues with the enabling infrastructure on Larrakeyah, and we proposed a solution based on power upgrades we had already completed on the base at the adjacent Single LEAP Stage II site. Following this, NDY was engaged as designers to redesign the Larrakeyah Medical Facility.