National Biosecurity Centre

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.