Government of Western Australia


The Early Years Initiative

Consulcad works with the Early Years Initiative to deliver an integrated program plan and master schedule.


The Early Years Initiative (EYI) will see four Western Australian communities partner with State Government, Minderoo Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute on a long term strategy to improve outcomes for young children and their families. 

The Initiative is a response to evidence that suggests many children aged 0-4 years old in WA are not reaching developmental milestones before reaching school age.  Factors including housing, employment, education, health and safety will be taken into consideration as part of the Initiative. 

The Early Years Initiative is a $49.3 million investment over 10 years. Costs and resources will be shared between the State Government, Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation.

Our task

Work with multiple government departments and not for profit organisations to take the high level business case and develop an integrated program of work, individual project plans and a master integrated schedule. To turn the vision into demonstrable deliverables that in turn lead to sustainable outcomes. 

What we did

Consulcad facilitated a series of express planning workshops with stream leads and key subject matter experts to apply a project management approach to the well-developed concepts and the  high-level delivery approach developed in the business case.

Development of the program plan included:

  • Identification and scoping of work streams across the initiative
  • Development of a Road-map ‘plan on a page’
  • Resource modelling and estimation
  • Stakeholder facilitation and program assurance
  • Integrated master schedule and dependency maps

The outcome

Working to extremely tight time frames and a complex environment Consulcad delivered an integrated plan, from an executive level road-map to detailed project plans, ready for the project team to take forward and kick-off implementation activities.