Matilda (Britannia) Unit, Port Phillip Prison
Slattery was engaged as an Independent Assessor on the new Matilda Unit at Port Phillip Prison. The project comprises a new 119 bed prisoner unit and the expansion of existing admissions, central control and industries education units to cater for the new occupants. Slattery reviewed and assessed progress claims from the prison owner and provided a payment recommendation to the Department. Acting as an independent assessor, the Department relied on us to take full control of progress claim negotiations allowing them to step back and focus on other pressing issues, such as program. As a result of significant program delays on site, Slattery was required to meticulously review each progress claim and ensure it reflected the works completed on site to avoid potential over-claiming by the Head Contractor.