Point Nepean Quarantine Station – Point Nepean, Victoria


This historic (est. 1852) site with its many buildings and structures is the second oldest intact quarantine station in Aust. The Army occupied the site from 1952 till 1998.

Acting for the Trust 2006-2009, we were tasked to prepare the site for public use and transition the site to State ownership. Sitting on the Executive Project Control Group and as Development Manager on all Trust projects. Reporting to the Project Assessment Group (PAG) including the Trust and representatives from Parks Victoria and DSE (now DEPI) under special protocols as ‘deemed to satisfy’ consents and approvals mechanism based on Vic. planning process for Commonwealth land.


Role: Development Manager
Client: The Point Nepean Community Trust (PNCT), an entity established by the Commonwealth of Australia through the Department of Defence, Infrastructure Division. The site was owned by the Commonwealth until it was transferred to the State in 2009.


  • Site surveys, unexploded ordnance discovery, Aboriginal cultural 
heritage surveys, flora and fauna surveys, historical due 
diligence, pre-site and on-site traffic studies;
  • Working with Trust legal team on development legal issues 
relating to Commonwealth Trust Deed and EPBC Act;
  • Production of Conservation Management Plan and Cultural 
Heritage Management Plan;
  • Development issues resolution and joint design management of 
new site infrastructure ‘spine’ – sewerage, gas, electricity, security 
and communications;
  • National Centre for Coast and Climate – joint venture project for 
PNCT and Melbourne University, Dept. of Zoology; value $7mil;
  • Production of Design Briefs;
  • Consultant tender, appointment and contracts;
  • Administer all expenditure;
  • Design Manager – Campus Master Plan, building adaptive 
reuse, design through to documentation;
  • Manage Indigenous and post-settlement cultural heritage 
research and referrals – EPBC, Heritage Victoria;
  • Manage PAG process – Parks Vic, DSE, Heritage Victoria;
  • Overall Site Master Plan;
  • Tender and appoint consultants;
  • Design Management through community consultation to 
public exhibition;
  • Buildings Adaptive Reuse plans- prepared detailed Functional Briefs proposing use, sketch 
plans, proposed use business cases for all buildings on site;
  • Tourism Demand Study and Business Case;
  • Manage development and delivery of proposed hotel and conference centre.