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Planning and development guidelines (PDG)

The planning and development guidelines assist regions, program divisions, health service boards, agency managers and consultants in establishing a consistent approach and best practice to the management, planning, design and implementation of all capital investment projects regardless of size, cost, complexity and source of funds.

The guidelines are intended as guidelines rather than mandatory requirements. The mandatory requirements are contained in the policies and legislations applying to the planning, building and development industry.

Project planning is part of the capital investment cycle as set out in the Capital Project Life-cycle. It is concerned with the establishment of the business need and all pre-planning involved in developing a capital project.

Policies and procedures

The guidelines contained this section are intended to assist in achieving best practice in capital works project management and to ensure project consistency.

Guidelines

Project proposals

The guidelines contained in this section are intended to assist those involved in the initial planning and benchmarking of capital works projects.

Guidelines

Planning and evaluation

The guidelines contained in this section are intended to assist those involved in the planning, evaluating and organising of capital works projects.

Guidelines

Project delivery

The guidelines contained in this section are intended to assist those involved in the delivery development, construction, commissioning and post occupancy of capital works projects.

Guidelines

Asset, property management and operations

The guidelines contained in this section are intended to assist those involved in the asset, risk and property management of capital works projects.

Guidelines

Major projects

The Victorian Government has more than $4 billion in health infrastructure underway in Victoria, which has resulted in more than 10,000 construction-related jobs within the state.

These include: