Kehoe Myers has a multi-disciplined team working together on a range of projects at different project phases from concept through to construction. Some of these projects are not purely engineering based. For example, our team delivers early stage feasibility studies, options analysis, project cost/benefit assessments and business case development.
For the Queensland Government’s Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program, Kehoe Myers undertook Rapid Assessments of a number of local government projects throughout Queensland in the Arts, Culture and Recreation field. The projects included Ipswich Performing Arts Complex, Rockhampton Convention Centre, Townsville Stadium and Sunshine Coast Entertainment, Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Our role was to determine the current stage of each project, what had been done to date and what was needed to progress them. Questions are asked through this process, such as:
- Why a project was initially developed?
- What problem is it trying to solve?
- What are the other potential solutions?
- Who are the stakeholders?
- Who benefits from the project and who should have a say?
- What are the outcomes sought?
- How will we know if the purpose of the project has been achieved on completion?
We were also appointed by the Queensland Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) to complete a number of further project investigations pursuant to the Queensland Treasury’s Project Assessment Framework (PAF).
We were engaged to deliver Strategic Assessments of Service Requirements (SASR) for a Warwick Indoor Equine Facility and the Condamine River Road 14 Crossings Project in the Southern Downs Region. These assessments were undertaken through research, speaking to stakeholders and really trying to identify the existing problem that the project is proposed to address and to determine the recommended next steps.
In addition to these SASR assessments, our team was engaged to do a Preliminary Evaluation (PE) for the Bedford Weir Road in Central Queensland. This is the next step under the PAF and involves assessing and analysing different options and reviewing the economic impacts of those options.
Our team takes a collaborative and innovative approach to this type of work. It requires diverse skill-sets including research skills, stakeholder engagement, logical thinking, economic analysis and reporting. We are fortunate to have a strong network of consultants to work with on these projects, including Economists and Environmental Consultants.
Kehoe Myers’ diverse team means our complementary skill-sets and knowledge can deliver a range of projects that aren’t necessarily engineering-specific. This is just one example of such a project.