Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital

Lendlease and ICN Victoria a Cooperative Relationship

Planning for both present and future demand on health care in the west led to the development of the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Sunshine.

The Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital (JKWCH) is a purpose built, iconic hospital designed to provide safe, high- quality services for women and children in a contemporary setting that promotes both healing and wellbeing. Built to meet the needs of one of the

fastest growing areas in Australia, the JKWCH is providing access to children’s services and ensuring more women in Melbourne’s west are able to give birth and access children’s services closer to home.

The new multi-storey facility consists of 20 labour delivery rooms, 39 Special Care Nursery cots, 64 women’s inpatient beds, 32 children’s inpatient beds, four operating theatres and additional outpatient clinics. As part of the project, 55 existing acute adult inpatient beds at Sunshine Hospital will also be refurbished.

Lendlease, the managing contractor for the project, engaged ICN Victoria on localisation activities and the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP)* implementation.

The $200m project came under VIPP and required consideration of competitive local suppliers in the awarding of contracts to maximise local content.

The cooperative relationship between Lendlease and ICN Victoria began with the initial VIPP assistance provided during the tender phase and developed over the various phases of the project.

Lendlease utilised an ICN Gateway Project page for securing suppliers

Collaborative activities undertaken include:

  • Lendlease engaging ICN at the tender phase to increase local content
  • Lendlease utilising the Government listed ICN Gateway Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital Project page for securing suppliers
  • Lendlease utilising supplier identification from ICN database, as well as ICN research including direct phone calls and site visits
  • Lendlease engaging with ICN on supplier shortfalls to engage local supply chain and ensure local content is maximised.

Lendlease was appointed by the Victorian Government as the Managing contractor for the JKWCH poject.

Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Founded in 1958, Lendlease is committed to creating and delivering innovative and sustainable property and infrastructure solutions for future generations.

Lendlease has a proven track record of delivering state- of the-art health care facilities including the Royal Children’s Hospital, the new Monash Children’s Hospital, the Box Hill Hospital redevelopment and the new Bendigo Hospital.