The Challenge

  • To rapidly develop a strategic brief and feasibility for the design of the new $200m facility in full consultation with DPI and PIRVic stakeholders.
  • The Briefing process involved a series of focused interviews, and a workshop involving all stakeholders.

Our Solution

  • The Strategic brief set out the Critical Success Factors for the Design, as well as a preliminary schedule of spaces required based on interview and workshop outcomes.
  • The brief and feasibility study was used to secure funding from the state government and scope work required for the design team tender process.

Their Return

    • Greater commitment to, and understanding of the project vision by key stakeholders.
    • New operational plan that brings together a number of scientific disciplines under one roof
    • Reduce time required to diagnose and eradicate threats to animals and plants, and as a result reduce the cost of such threats or incursions to the state of Victoria.
    • Create job opportunities for Victorians, leveraging off innovation and intellectual property developed by DPI
    • Reduce ongoing operating costs through co-location of several sites into one.