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Larrakeyah Interim Health Precinct, Darwin, NT

Larrakeyah Interim Health Precinct, Darwin, NT
project details
Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT
Department of Defence
Contract Value:
Commencement Date:
October 2015
Completion Date:
31 March 2016
Michael Scott. RPS Project Management

The Larrakeyah Health Facility is a relocatable health clinic designed for the provision of healthcare services to Australian Defence Force personnel at Larrakeyah Barracks. The facility replaces the existing health clinic which was deemed inadequate and failed to meet minimum requirements under the Australasian Health Facilities Guidelines.

The health facility was constructed on elevated footings, steel column stubs with concrete mass footings. The services are designed such that each module is individually reticulated and connected back to main distribution points. All primary incoming services infrastructure is reticulated underground or below floor level to minimise any rework within the modules once the facility is relocated.

The timeframe for the construction of the health facility was 28 weeks. Construction commenced in October 2015 so the bulk of the construction occurred during the wet season. Sitzler managed its construction program by fast tracking the headworks and building structure and starting both simultaneously. This enabled the structure to be covered by the start of the heavy rains and the internal works to proceed unaffected throughout the wet season. The project was delivered on-time and enabled the client to meet its relocation target date.

The project was completed with 22,073 man hour’s onsite without any Lost Time Injuries being recorded. The quality of the workmanship was above industry standards.