Project Planning and Business Cases

Project Planning and Business Cases

Project Planning and Business Case development is the foundation of effective business transformation, and our reputation has been built on our collective knowledge and experience on some of Australia’s most high-profile and complex projects.

Our staff have proven track records in delivering exceptional project planning and compelling business cases, resulting in long-standing client relationships. We adopt a collaborative approach, bringing technical knowledge and experience to complement the client team, which delivers pragmatic outcomes in: master planning, facility planning, benefits realisation, economic and financial appraisals, and implementation plans.

Our strengths in governance, risk, change, communication and value management have ensured success for clients in health, education, research, local government, central government, justice, sport and leisure sectors.

  • Master Planning

    We have successfully led numerous multi-disciplinary master planning teams in creating a vision for campus development that shows the future strategy, organisation and design principles for the site, to support the dynamic nature of client operations.

  • Facility Planning

    Our expert team can deliver a comprehensive functional design brief and schedule of accommodation, using best practice design and space planning principles, innovative development tools, interjurisdictional and similar project benchmarks that effectively meet a facility’s changing models of care.

  • Business Cases

    Our business cases present comprehensive and compelling arguments in support of business objectives and assist clients achieve a ‘live’ project. Our deliverables comply with relevant funding authority criteria and are typically praised within gateway processes for their clarity and quality.

  • Economic and Financial Appraisals

    Our economists prepare comprehensive financial and economic appraisals using robust and commended modelling as part of a feasibility study or business case, to assess whether a project is viable and which option best meets project objectives.

  • Benefits Realisation

    In collaboration with the client, we critically evaluate and document the anticipated benefits, identify strategies to realise the benefits and agree on performance indicators that will measure the effectiveness of the change program.

  • Development Reviews

    Our management and review services assist clients to realise a project’s optimum development potential across all phases of the development project, inclusive of deal sourcing, feasibility, design, value management, procurement, project marketing and sales.

  • Barlow Park Upgrade
    Barlow Park Upgrade

    Project Validation Report for the upgrade of the existing stadium to increase the seating capacity, and public and athlete amenities, to host the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and provide a lasting legacy for the local Cairns community.

  • Sutherland Entertainment Centre
    Sutherland Entertainment Centre

    Business case, precinct masterplan and needs analysis for a new Entertainment Centre complex that will serve as the focal point for cultural life in the Shire.

  • Jenolan Caves Redevelopment
    Jenolan Caves Redevelopment

    Business case, asset management plan, market analysis, and governance model to support the ongoing sustainable operation of Jenolan Caves

  • Berowra Pool Feasibility Report
    Berowra Pool Feasibility Report

    A feasibility report to present updated and independent estimates of user demand, net operating costs, and capital costs for a new Berowra Pool.

  • Maryborough Hospital Upgrade
    Maryborough Hospital Upgrade

    Project Manager of the facility planning, schematic design and business case for the $25 million investment in additional clinical capacity

  • NPWS Infrastructure Renewal Program
    NPWS Infrastructure Renewal Program

    Program business case for a 10-year program to establish ongoing capital and recurrent funding for the maintenance of the Department’s $2.1 billion asset portfolio.

  • NPWS Great Walks and Experiences Program
    NPWS Great Walks and Experiences Program

    Business case for world-class single and multiday walks, mountain bike and accommodation experiences

  • NPWS West Invest Program 1 and 2
    NPWS West Invest Program 1 and 2

    Program of 65 initiatives relating to arts and cultural facilities, community infrastructure and quality recreational spaces

  • NPWS Me Mel (Goat Island)
    NPWS Me Mel (Goat Island)

    Business case to support the NSW Government commitment for the transfer of ownership to the Aboriginal community, and address NPWS' Statutory Obligations to maintain and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Me Mel (Goat Island)

  • Chandler Sports Precinct
    Chandler Sports Precinct

    Project Validation Report for the development of a new high performance sports centre and redevelopment of the Brisbane Aquatic Centre for Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and supporting a lasting legacy for the local Chandler community.

  • Victorian Community Hospital Program
    Victorian Community Hospital Program

    Capital Insight was Program Director of a $675 million program to plan for 10 community hospitals close to major growth areas across Victoria.

  • Darwin Education and Community Precinct
    Darwin Education and Community Precinct

    Project Director and Project Manager for the $250m Darwin Education and Community Precinct, including project definition, business cases, legal and funding agreements, planning, design, and procurement.

  • St Ives Indoor Sport Centre
    St Ives Indoor Sport Centre

    Capital Expenditure Review for a joint development with NSW Department of Education for an indoor sport centre on the St Ives High School site

  • Meadowbank Bridge Remediation
    Meadowbank Bridge Remediation

    Business Case for the remediation of the heritage Meadowbank Bridge to support continued active transport use

  • Hornsby Park
    Hornsby Park

    Capital Expenditure Review for the development of Hornsby Quarry into a regional park for Hornsby Shire Council

  • Gore Hill Indoor Sport Centre
    Gore Hill Indoor Sport Centre

    Capital Expenditure Review for a new indoor sport centre on Gore Hill Oval for Willoughby City Council.

  • Coomera Hospital and Health Precinct
    Coomera Hospital and Health Precinct

    Establishment of a $190 million ambulatory healthcare centre to service the rapidly growing population of northern Gold Coast.

  • Victorian Emergency Department Program
    Victorian Emergency Department Program

    Capital Insight worked with Victorian Health Building Authority to plan five emergency paediatric zones, and an expansion of three emergency services at prioritised hospitals across the state.

  • Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital ED
    Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital ED

    Capital Insight developed the Business Case and Schematic Design for the $25 million expansion of the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital Emergency Department

  • Gunnedah Campus Upgrade
    Gunnedah Campus Upgrade

    Business Case to refurbish and expand specialist trade workshops, classrooms and ICT infrastructure at Gunnedah TAFE Campus

  • CLCs Tranche 3 Business Case
    CLCs Tranche 3 Business Case

    Business Case to develop Connected Learning Centres at 8 regional sites to modernise and expand TAFE NSW services

  • Bega Campus Stage 2 Business Case
    Bega Campus Stage 2 Business Case

    Business Case to develop modern specialist trade facilities, collocated with the new Bega Connected Learning Centre

  • Quality Assurance Panel
    Quality Assurance Panel

    Technical and financial review of the draft business case for a $300m redevelopment

  • Sydney Research Strategic Plan and Business Case
    Sydney Research Strategic Plan and Business Case

    In conjunction with Sydney Research, developed the organisation's Strategic Plan, Business Case and Concept Plan to collocate a unique cluster of world-class health and medical institutions at the RPAH/University of Sydney research precinct.

  • Ingham Institute Strategic Plan
    Ingham Institute Strategic Plan

    Capital Insight worked with Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research to support 10+ year strategic growth and infrastructure planning, and develop a preliminary business case to support their facility needs.

  • Molecular and Life Sciences Building
    Molecular and Life Sciences Building

    Project manager from concept design to operational commissioning to deliver the University of Wollongong's cutting-edge transformational molecular research facility including a Cryo TEM Suite and other specialist equipment.

  • Sutherland Hospital Redevelopment
    Sutherland Hospital Redevelopment

    Project Manager for the $62.9 million Sutherland Hospital redevelopment including a new and expanded Emergency Department and 60 new acute inpatient beds.

  • Innovation Health and Wellbeing Campus
    Innovation Health and Wellbeing Campus

    Preliminary Business Case for a world class primary and ambulatory healthcare service, and PPP scoping and transaction management.

  • Macquarie University Arts Precinct
    Macquarie University Arts Precinct

    Project Manager for the project feasibility, design, construction and relocation phases of Macquarie University’s $132m Arts Precinct, including a new showcase building housing world-class museums, teaching and office spaces, and the adaptive re-use of two existing buildings.

  • Westmead Millennium Institute
    Westmead Millennium Institute

    Project Director and Project Manager for the planning, procurement, delivery and commissioning phases of the new $110 million medical research facility, which was awarded the 2015 Sulman Medal for Public Architecture.

  • Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA
    Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA

    Project Director and Project Manager from project feasibility and business case through to delivery, for which Capital Insight received the 2014 National and NSW Project Management Achievement Awards for Construction/Engineering Projects exceeding $100 million.

  • Gold Coast University Hospital
    Gold Coast University Hospital

    Project Manager for the $1.7 billion, 750 bed GCUH hospital built on a greenfield site, managing the design, procurement, contract management, construction and commissioning.

  • Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment
    Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment

    Project Manager and Contract Manager for the $565 million hospital redevelopment, for Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Rouse Hill Estate Masterplan and Business Case
    Rouse Hill Estate Masterplan and Business Case

    Masterplan and business case for the integration of Rouse Hill House and Farm, and the extension lands of the Rouse Hill Regional Park worth $316 million plus land acquisition.

  • NSW TAFE Financial Appraisal Tool
    NSW TAFE Financial Appraisal Tool

    Developed a streamlined and standardised financial analysis tool for the 10 Institutes across NSW, incorporating extensive stakeholder input, best practice research and NSW Treasury and interjurisdictional standards.

  • New Parramatta Public School
    New Parramatta Public School

    Supported DEC to develop a business case and appraisal that demonstrated the service need and value in developing a new primary school in Parramatta to meet the significant future demand for education in the region.

  • Anzac Memorial Education and Interpretation Centre
    Anzac Memorial Education and Interpretation Centre

    Business case, value management study, economic appraisal and successful gateway to support the redevelopment of the ANZAC Memorial and to extend to incorporate an Education and Interpretation Centre.

  • Sydney Living Museums Scoping Review
    Sydney Living Museums Scoping Review

    Scoping review to provide clear strategic direction for Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House as a precursor to a long-term visionary masterplan for each property.

  • Ingham Health Research Institute
    Ingham Health Research Institute

    Project Director, Project Manager and Operational Commissioning Manager of the new $50 million medical research facility located at Liverpool Hospital, working with UNSW, UWS and SWSLHD.

  • Ipswich City Council – Performing Arts Centre
    Ipswich City Council – Performing Arts Centre

    Needs analysis and feasibility study for an $86 million redevelopment of Ipswich Performing Arts Centre.

  • Engineering Consolidation Business Case
    Engineering Consolidation Business Case

    business case, economic and financial appraisal and review to successfully gaining funding for the proposed consolidation and rationalisation of the Engineering service across the South West Sydney Institute.

  • Sydney Int. Regatta Centre Business Case
    Sydney Int. Regatta Centre Business Case

    Business case for the redevelopment of Sydney International Regatta Centre to ensure international compliance and competitiveness, including addressing the complex aquatic plant problem and potential impacts for the Centre and local and state economies.

  • Taree Courthouse Refurbishment
    Taree Courthouse Refurbishment

    Business case preparation for a $5 million courthouse refurbishment to service Taree and surrounding areas.

  • Newcastle City Council – Enterprise Risk Management
    Newcastle City Council – Enterprise Risk Management

    Development of Council’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework, with a focus on systems for strategic risk assessment and decision-making, aligned with Council’s risk profile and appetite.

  • Equestrian Centre and Golf House Business Case
    Equestrian Centre and Golf House Business Case

    Business case for a variety of capital works and maintenance activities to improve various recreational facilities within Centennial Park including the Golf House and Equestrian Centre.

  • Queensland Museum Business Systems Review
    Queensland Museum Business Systems Review

    Conducted services planning, feasibility analysis and developed a business case for the new business systems across the Queensland Museums Network.

  • Australian Museum DNA Bar Coding Centre

    “The Capital Insight staff worked with us in a highly consultative way to produce a high quality product in an extremely tight timeframe. The work was thorough and detailed and professionally conducted with a final report that clearly reflected our highly technical business needs.”

    Associate Director, Australian Museum

  • TAFE Riverina

    “Capital Insight provided quality service through the project with representatives contributing positively to all stages of the process.

    Capital Insight enhanced the Gateway process and consistently worked to emphasise the value of the project to the Gateway panel”

    Manager Assets and Infrastructure Planning,
    TAFE NSW Riverina Institute

  • Ultimo Public School Business Case
    Ultimo Public School Business Case

    Supported DEC through the business case process and Gateway Review of the proposed development of a new Ultimo PS, including strategic advice, an economic appraisal and value management study, with positive feedback received for the workshops and reports.

  • Manly Vale Public School Expansion
    Manly Vale Public School Expansion

    Delivered an economic appraisal and value management study for the proposed upgrade and expansion of Manly Vale Public School to meet anticipated enrolment growth in the region.

  • NSW TAFE South West Sydney Institute

    “Capital Insight demonstrated a good understanding of the business requirements of our Institute and the service delivery requirements of the project. Consultation and communication was timely and effective. I would highly recommend Capital Insight for future work.”

    CEO Resources Planning,
    TAFE NSW SWSi

  • Sutherland Shire Council – PPP Submission
    Sutherland Shire Council – PPP Submission

    Preparation of an Initial Assessment of a proposed town centre redevelopment in accordance with Local Government PPP Guidelines.

  • Frankston City Council – Frankston Station Precinct
    Frankston City Council – Frankston Station Precinct

    Leadership of a stakeholder forum to develop a vision and scope for the Frankston Station Precinct Upgrade.

  • New Correctional Centre’s and Gaol Expansion
    New Correctional Centre’s and Gaol Expansion

    Undertook a portfolio economic appraisal for five proposed capital developments to provided additional accommodation within the NSW correctional system in response to a rise in inmate numbers.

  • Armidale Courthouse Business Case
    Armidale Courthouse Business Case

    Business case preparation for a new $15 million courthouse to service the Armidale and surrounding areas.

  • Juvenile Justice NSW FM Strategy
    Juvenile Justice NSW FM Strategy

    Developed a business case for a new forensic pathology and court facilities.

  • Concord Hospital Hybrid Theatre
    Concord Hospital Hybrid Theatre

    Preliminary business case and project to enable hospital to build a state of the art hybrid operating theatre, which enables combined open and interventional angiography procedures in a single facility.

  • Downing Centre and John Maddison Tower Redevelopment
    Downing Centre and John Maddison Tower Redevelopment

    Business Case for the redevelopment of the Downing Centre and John Maddison Tower

  • New Grafton Correctional Centre
    New Grafton Correctional Centre

    Business case and PPP investigation report for new Grafton Correctional Centre.

  • Hills Shire Council – Terminus St Carpark
    Hills Shire Council – Terminus St Carpark

    Business Case for redevelopment of the Terminus St Castle Hill carpark into civic, retail, residential towers and underground parking.

  • Juvenile Justice – Frank Baxter Education Centre
    Juvenile Justice – Frank Baxter Education Centre

    Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre Education Expansion and Acmena Juvenile Justice Centre Vocational Kitchen Refurbishment

  • Ku-ring-gai Council – Administration Building
    Ku-ring-gai Council – Administration Building

    Capital Expenditure Review for the relocation of admin services including the sale of several Council assets, aquisition of an office building developed on leasehold land.

  • Hills Shire Council – Showground Redevelopment
    Hills Shire Council – Showground Redevelopment

    Feasibility and business case for future potential uses of Castle Hill Showground.

  • Building the Education Revolution (BER) Initiative
    Building the Education Revolution (BER) Initiative

    Project Manager to deliver twelve state schools in Queensland, as part of the Commonwealth Government's Building the Education Revolution (BER) Initiative Round 2 and Round 3.

  • New Principal Operating Sites
    New Principal Operating Sites

    New Principal Operating Sites | Australian Red Cross Blood Service Under two separate engagements, Capital Insight prepared business cases for the new operations Australian Red Cross Blood Service centre's in Sydney and Melbourne. The two new facilities process, test and distribute nearly 60% of the total Australian volume of blood and related products.

  • TAFE Hunter

    “Capital Insight coordinated and delivered a “green” PCG through the Gateway preparation, development and presentation phases with exceptional results”.

    Regional Asset Planner,
    TAFE NSW Hunter Institute

  • Centre for Basic and Translational Research
    Centre for Basic and Translational Research

    Engaged by the Centenary Institute to prepare a business case for the development of the Centre for Basic and Translational Cancer Research, a world-class facility focusing on basic cancer research and its translation into clinical practice.

  • GP Super Clinics
    GP Super Clinics

    Project Manager of fast track design and project start-up for the refurbishment of two heritage-listed buildings, the construction of two new buildings, and the fitout of a recently completed building at University of Queensland.

  • Mater Clinic
    Mater Clinic

    Project Manager for the new $21 million Mater Clinic and implementation of automated parking to the Mater Hospital site.

  • Liverpool Hospital Stage 2
    Liverpool Hospital Stage 2

    Project Director Planning and Procurement for $390 million redevelopment of the Liverpool Hospital campus, health planning services, review draft Campus Masterplan, and prepare a Strategic Land Use Redevelopment Plan.

  • Auburn Hospital and Community Hub
    Auburn Hospital and Community Hub

    Project Director Procurement for the new $145 million, 180 bed Hospital on behalf of Health Infrastructure, from Project Planning through to Commissioning.

  • Concord Hospital Mental Health Precinct
    Concord Hospital Mental Health Precinct

    Feasibility study and project management for the planning, site works and construction of a mental health precinct for Concord Hospital including 174 beds for intensive care, pyschogeriatric, extended care and rehabilitation.

  • Orange Health Service PPP
    Orange Health Service PPP

    Project Director for the PPP business case, EOI and tender documentation, managing the transaction, overseeing design, construction, commissioning, FM mobilisation, performance regime.

  • ADHC Stronger Together

    “Very high standard of work, economic appraisal and financial appraisal were well written and easy to follow. Spreadsheets and assumptions were clearly set out, making future reference easy to do. Khal was responsive to short timeframes and changing scope which was much appreciated. Great attitude as well – nothing was too much trouble. ”

    Caireen Urquhart, Manager Project Development Team

  • Campbelltown Hospital Redevelopment
    Campbelltown Hospital Redevelopment

    Developed a clinical services implementation plan and a business case for a $139 million redevelopment.

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Redevelopment
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Redevelopment

    Program Director, Project Director and Project Manager roles for the $350 million redevelopment of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital campus for NSW Health.

  • Concord Hospital Redevelopment
    Concord Hospital Redevelopment

    Project Manager and Project Director for the Master Planning and Preliminary Business Case for the $300 million redevelopment of the Concord Hospital Campus, for Sydney Local Health District.

  • Marrickville Community Health Centre
    Marrickville Community Health Centre

    Capital Insight was the Project Director and Project Manager for this $10 million Community Health Centre providing services from project feasibility and business case through to delivery.

  • Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust
    Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust

    Strategic business case supplement for a Board presentation regarding the future use and development of the ES Marks sporting complex.

  • Yamba Marina Redevelopment
    Yamba Marina Redevelopment

    Economic and sustainable redevelopment strategy including ground lease negotiation, master planning, feasibility studies, options analysis and design development.