VCCC recognised for government partnership excellence at National Infrastructure Awards
Published 11 April 2017
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre continues its winning streak, being awarded the 2017 National Infrastructure Award for Government Partnership Excellence at a ceremony in Sydney.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s annual awards celebrate achievements in the delivery of significant infrastructure across Australia and New Zealand.
Plenary Chief Operating Officer Glenn Hay said the project was a true partnership between the State and the Plenary Health consortium, and it was an honour to be jointly recognised by the industry.
“The vision from the start was to build a centre-for-excellence for cancer research, treatment, education and care. Something we achieved, on time and on budget,” Mr Hay said.
“Thousands of people worked on this project, but we would specifically like to thank the State’s project team, the staff and patients of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and the staff at Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne who helped design the facility.
“Plenary is proud to have partnered with the Victorian Government on this magnificent project, and to have delivered what is now one of the top facilities of its kind in the world.”
Mr Hay said in addition to the partnerships demonstrated through construction and operation, the VCCC brings together leading cancer organisations to form the VCCC Alliance in a collaborative effort to focus on improving patient and research outcomes.
“Since opening mid-last year the VCCC is performing to a high standard, with broader outcomes of collaboration already being recognised.”
Delivered under a public-private partnership, the Victorian Government contracted the Plenary Health consortium comprising Plenary, Grocon/PCL and Honeywell to design, build, finance and maintain the project for 25-years.
After four and a half years of construction the VCCC successfully opened to staff and patients on time and on budget in June 2016.
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