Kim Au, National Leader – Technology Innovations

To ensure that Johnstaff is at the forefront of the consulting industry in the use of technology we are delighted to announce that Kim Au has been appointed to the role of National Leader – Technology Innovations across the Johnstaff Group.

Since joining Johnstaff in 2010 Kim, a Senior Project Manager has played a pivotal role in the ongoing evolution of our IT systems. Kim has exceptional knowledge of technology being used both in the consulting industry but also more broadly within our business. Prior to joining Johnstaff Kim spent a number of years with Aconex as an Industry Consultant establishing systems on major projects around the world.


Charlene MacLeod, Senior Consultant Victoria Lead – Advisory Services

After 13 years within the public health sector including Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice and Regulation, Charlene MacLeod joined Johnstaff in late 2016 to lead the growth of our Advisory Services in Victoria. Charlene has exceptional skills in strategy development, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, clinical services strategy, change management, performance improvement, governance and program management.

Our Victorian Advisory Services team is growing quickly and has significant capabilities to tap into a range of specialty services within Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to discuss how we can help you please feel free to email the Advisory Service team at


Metro North Hospital and Health Service

In February 2017 Johnstaff was successful in securing the co-source arrangement with Metro North Hospital and Health Service for health specific planning / business case development. The engagement is for 2 years, with Johnstaff providing advisory services across a range of innovative health and associated projects to support Metro North Hospital and Health Service to realise its organisational goals.


Hayman Island

Johnstaff has been appointed to undertake the role of independent certifier and clerk of works for the reconstruction of the Hayman Island Resort, which sustained damage following tropical cyclone Debbie in March 2017.

New Victorian Office

After 25 years at 21 Victoria Street the Victorian Office and Corporate team have relocated to modern, bright and open plan office accommodation at 150 Lonsdale Street. The new office is an incredible outcome that will ensure our staff and clients can work together and meet in sophisticated and refreshing facilities.

The fitout of the new office was undertaken in-house by our Construction Services team who were in the unique position of having to meet the challenging demands of their work colleagues. The team worked collaboratively with design consultants, trade contractors and suppliers to complete the works in just six weeks. The result is truly spectacular.

Department of Education – Smithfield Region Schools

Johnstaff has been appointed by NSW Department of Education as the Project Manager for the delivery of five schools within the Smithfield region of Sydney. The project is part of the Department of Education capital works program to upgrade schools within its portfolio to provide increased capacity in the region. The five schools include both primary schools and a high school. The project will provide an upgrade and expansion of appropriate core facilities across the five schools to ensure best practice teaching in line with the Department’s Education Facilities Standards and Guidelines and to facilitate 21st Century and Future Focused Learning Objectives.

We are committed to actively growing our Education/Research portfolio and are delighted that the Smithfield Package of Schools project will give us an opportunity to showcase our expertise.


DOJR Vic Asset Framework Strategy

The Department of Justice & Regulation Victoria has engaged Johnstaff to provide Advisory Services for its Corporate Asset Management Reform (CAMR) program. The CAMR program was established in December 2015 with the objective of implementing asset management changes, organisational reform, educational programs and system implementation. As part of these objectives the CAMR program has been tasked with uplifting DJR’s asset management capability in adherence with the Victorian Government Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF) and to support attestation in 2018.

In close partnership with DJR, Johnstaff is leading a multi-disciplinary specialist sub-consultant team to deliver a number of support functions for this critical program of work, including detailed Asset Audits across 12 occupied public prison sites and development of a Facility Maintenance Contract for the State's public prisons and a number of ancillary support facilities.

This engagement capitalises upon our significant correctional, maintenance and procurement expertise and allows us to offer a fresh approach to problem solving with DJR that is based on more than simply financial and risk advice.


University of Newcastle

In February 2017 Johnstaff was engaged to provide Advisory Services to prepare a Business Case for the University of Newcastle for their proposed new $150 million STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics) Facility on the Shortland Campus. Planning for the Facility is in response to UON’s growing business need for strategic capacity in the STEMM space that is integrated, flexible and contemporary.

The investment will cater for future demand, respond to emerging STEMM research trends, and provide the University with increased and contemporary capacity in the competitive areas of Teaching and Research. The Business Case sets out to achieve these outcomes by proposing a new 17,700m2 state of the art Teaching, Learning and Research facility (STEMM1) in the heart of the Shortland Campus.


Feature Projects

Grey Base Hospital Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Grey Base Hospital on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island is rapidly taking shape after a comprehensive stakeholder briefing, design and procurement process for this vitally important project funded by the New Zealand Government via the Ministry of Health.

Managed by the West Coast District Health Board, the Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth serves a population of 32,600 people dispersed over more than 600 kilometres of coastline.  The existing hospital facilities are being replaced on adjoining land following assessment by experts that it is not suitable to withstand seismic activity to the current NZ code requirements, a highly sensitive matter in New Zealand given the Christchurch disaster that occurred in 2017.

Johnstaff was appointed as Project Manager for the new facility, which will also comprise an Integrated Family Health Centre and new energy centre. Given its remote location (3 hours by road across the Southern Alps) the project has faced a range of challenges, not least being attraction of suitable contractors and trades that are not available in the region, logistics access for supplies and contractors with regular road disruptions throughout the winter months, as well as designing the buildings to meet the designated Importance Level in relation to earthquake performance.

The hospital will provide a new critical care unit, 24/7 acute general surgery, 24/7 obstetrics, day orthopaedic surgery and low-to-moderate complexity elective surgery, as well as a 24/7 Emergency Department to treat moderate complexity acute medical/surgical and paediatric patients. These services will be supported by 50 new overnight beds, eight Day Surgery recovery bays, three operating theatres, two maternity delivery rooms and a combined public and hospital pharmacy model, in a three-storey main building.

The main building will be linked with a single storey Integrated Family Health Centre providing flexible space to cater for 25 consulting rooms for three local GP practices as well as hospital allied health and Day Oncology services.

Construction is being undertaken by Fletcher Constructions, New Zealand’s long time preeminent builder.

LASA National Congress 2017 – 15th to 18th October 2017, Gold Coast

This year Johnstaff will be presenting at the LASA National Congress. This is the largest aged services networking event in the southern hemisphere.
For more information on Johnstaff’s presentation, download the Case Study.