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Hurstville Public School

NSW Department of Education
  • Schools
Not disclosed
2019 - 2020
  • Project Management

Hurstville Public School is located in the Metropolitan South District of Sydney.  The objective of the Project was to deliver major upgrades to provide high quality, future focused, innovative learning spaces to meet demand in the local area.

Project Overview

The Project scope included the provision of four new permanent homebases, a Special Programs room, a presentation area, accompanying practical activity areas and student amenities. Refurbishment works were also carried out to expand and enhance core facilities including the Hall, Library and a new Canteen for a total population of 1,050 students – reflecting future changes in the student population due to catchment area changes.

Our Role

Root Partnerships (RP) provided project management services from Phase 1 Business Case and Concept Design through to Phase 7 Project Handover & Completion, administering the Project under the GC21 Contract. RP managed the design process from Concept Design through to Detailed Design through stakeholder consultation, working closely with the design team ensuring all requirements were incorporated into the design, and within the budget. RP managed the Project on the Principal’s behalf based on compliance with the Major Capital Works PMO Procedures and PMO Workflow Process Maps. Services included preparation of tender documentation, managing the contractor and all contractual obligations through to project completion.

Key Challenge

Due to the nature of the site, consideration for ongoing operational requirements of the School was significant in the successful design and delivery of the Project. One of the main challenges for this project included upgrading the schools existing IT, data and PA system in a live environment to ensure compatibility with the new system. The works for communications and data were carried out under short timeframes to ensure completion for commissioning and handover of Day 1 Term 2, 2020, all while ensuring the school remained operational.