Lajamanu Ablution Block

Project: Construct new ablution facility and demolish existing ablutions
Tender Number: T17-1979
Duration: July 2017
Location: Lajamanu Community Education Centre
Client: NT Government. Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics
Katherine Construction Staff:

Pat Hill (Project Manager, Construction)
Riley Sullivan (Construction)

Project Description:

In delivery of this project, Katherine Constructions had full responsibility for successful completion of the following:

  • Supply project control plan
  • Supply and implement Work Health Safety and environmental plans
  • Engagement and co-ordination of trades including plumbing, electrical, concreting, tiling, painting
  • Administration, milestone and project completion reporting.
  • Site mobilisation and demobilisation
  • Establish and secure site in accordance with Work Health Safety plans
  • Set-out site
  • Undertake, supervise and co-ordinate concrete, concrete block and steel construction
  • Ensure all work is compliant (including People With Disability toilet and shower) with 1-2009 Design for access and mobility, general requirements for access – new building works
  • Liaise with stakeholders throughout construction, implementing changes and resolving issues as they arise
  • Maintaining communication and consultation with subcontractors and suppliers; and
  • Reinstate site to original and required condition.


Challenges Addressed and Successfully Overcome
There were major design changes after the contract was awarded – Healthy Schools Funding required design changes around hygiene and plumbing (specifically water pressure and tapware)


Changes to plans and costs of additional sub-contractors were agreed to in consultation with DIPL.

There was on-going communication to ensure that all requirements were met under the Healthy Schools Funding program

Time extensions due to additional works in a remote area


Staff were continually rotated to ensure that they were not away from home for extended periods of time.
Construction of all services needed to be removed from the threat of vandalism Ducts were installed to keep plumbing fixtures away from any threat of vandalism