Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry


Australian Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) – Asset & Advisory, Transition Plan


DAFF develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food, and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. The Commonwealth Government made a commitment of $379.9 million over 7 years to fund construction of a new Government-owned and operated Post Entry Quarantine station (PEQ) in Mickleham, Victoria, consolidating all 5 existing national DAFF PEQ functions into a single integrated site.

Our task

Consulcad were engaged to develop a transition plan to assist DAFF in managing the transition.

What we did

Development of the plan included workshops with key stakeholders and defining workstreams and projects. The transition plan identified 7 major work streams and 50 projects. Over half the projects were outside the design and construction aspects of the new facility.

A key outcome of the work was the recognition within the individual business units that the transition had significant impact across their activities and a coordinated approach would be required to achieve a successful transition.

The outcome

Transition planning assisted DAFF to broaden their focus on the project beyond the design and construction phase and helped them understand and identify implications for the department, industry stakeholders and the community.