Location

Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and rural Queensland, QLD, Australia

Project

QLD Building the Education Revolution

Overview

The Building the Education Revolution $16.2 billion (BER) program was the single largest element of the Australian Government’s $42 billion Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.

Project Purpose

The aim was to modernise schools through the delivery of necessary infrastructure and by doing so, support local jobs and stimulate investment, delivering world-class, 21st century facilities.

blueVisions’ Role

  • Providing modern fit for purpose buildings in a timely manner
  • Project managing the construction of buildings that reflect value for money, the whole of lifecycle objectives, sustainable initiatives and educational strategies to Queensland Government schools
  • Multiple project deliveries over a large geographical region with multiple stakeholders and interest groups
  • Ensuring construction activities are 100% safe and do not impact on the day-to-day operation of the school, community and general public

Project Scope

blueVisions was responsible for the successful role out and award winning of multiple construction and refurbishment projects in fourteen schools throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and rural Queensland.

Challenges

  • Providing modern fit for purpose buildings in a timely manner
  • Project managing the construction of buildings that reflect value for money, whole of lifecycle objectives, sustainable initiatives and educational strategies to Queensland Government schools
  • Multiple project deliveries over a large geographical region with multiple stakeholders and interest groups
  • Ensuring construction activities are 100% safe and do not impact on the day-to-day operation of the school, community and general public

Outcomes to date

blueVisions’ implementation of the BER program achieved its objectives of creating and maintaining employment in the construction industry throughout Queensland while providing students and the community with access to modern education facilities for years to come.
One of the rural projects blueVisions delivered won the Central Queensland’s Masters Builders Association award for the Best Educational and Health Facility up to $4 million and the J.W. Wilson Building of the Year Award at the Queensland Regional Architecture Awards.

One of the greatest investments of capital infrastructure in the history of primary education, this program not just delivered buildings at schools, it also improved facilities that have the potential to improve school life and increase the morale of students, teachers and the local community.

blueVisions facilitated the management of multiple projects in a complex stakeholder environment by delivering on schedule, on budget and through a single culture, shared vision and focused team.