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1. Project development cycle – projects $40M+

Project phase and key deliverablesKey actionsKey sign offs

Strategic Business Case (SBC)

  • Business requirement
  • service plan
  • stakeholder analysis
  • risk analysis
  • project governance
  • communication strategy
  • capital benchmarking
  • capital project requirements brief (scope definition)
  • outline of next steps
  • project risk assessment (PRA).
  • Project governance & management structure established by division.
  • Division assesses business requirements.
  • Infrastructure Planning and Delivery (IPD) provides indicative capital costs.
  • Scope definition.
  • IPD advises on design and construction division requirements and the division develops project implementation program.
  • Division prepares SBC.
  • Service division approves service plan as part of SBC.
  • Service division signs off SBC.
  • Service division / IPD negotiate timeframes and costs of next stage of work and confirm proposed year of funding.

Gate 1 gateway review strategic business case: divisional responsibility

Preliminary business case (PBC)

  • Master plan / cost
  • feasibility study
  • project cost
  • recurrent modelling
  • PV options appraisal
  • risk management plan
  • outline of next steps.
  • CPSP engages capital consultants.
  • CPSP manages design processes / consultants.
  • Service division develops functional brief and operating model.
  • Division assesses recurrent cost and revenue implications.
  • Division engages other consultants as required, e.g. financial / commercial.
  • Service division approves master plan, feasibility study, and capital cost as part of PBC.
  • Service division sign off PBC at ED level.
  • CPSP / service division negotiate timeframes and costs of next stage of work and review proposed year of funding.

Final business case (FBC)

  • Schematic design
  • capital cost
  • value management study
  • recurrent cost / revenue
  • detailed risk management plan
  • detailed communication strategy
  • preliminary PV analysis
  • preliminary procurement strategy
  • implementation plan.
  • IPD engages / extends capital consultants.
  • IPD QA of capital design and costs.
  • Division prepares FBC.
  • Division / IPD evaluate procurement options including PV potential.
  • Recommendation to proceed to PV business case or not.
  • IPD / service division sign off schematic design and cost plan C as part of FBC.
  • Service division sign off FBC.
  • IPD / division agree indicative timing of next steps subject to funding approval.
  • Project submitted for BERC budget consideration.

Gate 2 gateway review - final business case: divisional responsibility

BERC endorsement

PV business case (if required)

  • PSC
  • PV tests
  • options assessment.
  • Division reviews project governance / management structure.
  • Division engages / extends financial / commercial analysts and other consultants as required.
  • Division prepares PV business case.
  • Service division sign off PV business case.