Media Release: Clayton Utz congratulates NT Government on the opening of award-winning Palmerston Regional Hospital

27 Aug 2018

Darwin, 27 August 2018: Clayton Utz congratulates the Northern Territory (NT) Government Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics on the official opening today of the award-winning[1] Palmerston Regional Hospital project, on which Clayton Utz provided strategic legal input and advice.

Jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory governments, the $170 million project has delivered a 116-bed hospital facility with 24-hour emergency care. The hospital is also equipped to commence providing on-site radiology, pathology, pharmacy, general medical, ambulatory care, and outpatient services in the coming months, complementing the current services provided by the Royal Darwin Hospital.

A national Clayton Utz team, led by Darwin-based partner Margie Michaels, has advised on the project since its inception in 2014. The team includes partners Marko Misko and Saul Harben and senior associate Gavin Phillips.

Margie said the Clayton Utz team was pleased to have worked collaboratively with the NT government's team to successfully deliver the project in accordance with the agreed budget and timeframes and to develop a contracting framework which enabled the NT government to exceed its "buy local" targets for the project.

"Palmerston Regional Hospital was a complex project in terms of the planning, design and delivery. Clayton Utz has significant experience in the delivery of major hospital infrastructure projects which we were able to bring to this project to assist the NT government in successfully meeting the project targets and milestones, and deliver a world-class health facility that will meet the needs of the growing local population for decades to come."

[1] The Palmerston Regional Hospital project was recently awarded Construction / Engineering Project of the Year at the Australian Institute of Project Management's Northern Territory Project Management Achievement Awards.  Back to article


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