|The project team receiving the award at the 2012
Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has been awarded in the Defence Aerospace industry award category at the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) Victorian Chapter, 2012 Project Management Achievement Awards. The award was for the delivery of program and project management services to the National Training Area and Range Improvement Program (NTARIP) for the Department of Defence.
The award recognises SKM’s services delivered on the NTARIP, a challenging project which aimed to maintain Defence capability and address a high number of maintenance issues by returning high use and Category One (most important) training areas and ranges throughout Australia to highly usable and safe conditions whilst reducing maintenance costs.
The project scope was complex addressing a number of aspects for improvement and required the project team to deliver hundreds of packages of work across multiple sites within a challenging time frame of 18 months.
SKM’s client Shane Brassington, Assistant Director Estate Services Development, Estate & Facilities Program Office (DEFPO) said 'The NTRAIP was a highly complex, multi regional program directly supporting Defence training outcomes with a time frame and budget that could not be compromised. The program was an outstanding success for a number of reasons and was delivered using a centralised design and decentralised delivery principle ensuring consistency across all training areas. SKM was asked to assist in scope development rather than be handed a deliverable product and delivered an outstanding result. Congratulations to the team’
The program delivered improved usability and maintainability to support Defence capability while ensuring the Commonwealth’s obligation to safe workplaces, public safety, and environmental protection.
SKM’s Program Manager, Adam McDonald said “the compliance and legislative challenges for the Commonwealths largest owner of estate and infrastructure is significant. The expectation of the public for Defence to achieve these requirements in a coordinated and cost effective way is equally high. Only through a relationship of collaboration, team work and shared responsibility has this been achieved. The NTARIP experience is one we hope will be attractive to DEFPO and other clients in the future”.
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the peak body for project management in Australia. The Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) were established to recognise, honour and promote outstanding achievements in program and project management.
This project now progresses to National Awards with an announcement due In October.