In November 2007 the State Government
announced that it had selected a private partner to construct a new
Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), on a site immediately to the west
of the current RCH site on Flemington Road in Parkville. The
new hospital is scheduled to open in December 2011.
The hospital redevelopment is being delivered as a
public private partnership (PPP) in accordance with the state’s
Partnerships Victoria framework. This application of the
Partnerships Victoria procurement model involves a private
sector consortium taking responsibility for designing, building,
financing, and maintaining the facility. The public sector keeps
full responsibility for the clinical services delivered within the
The objective of this audit was to
assess the adequacy of the state’s planning, procurement and
management of the RCH PPP redevelopment.