Project overview


Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) / Department for Education (DFE)






Brown Falconer



Department for Education South Australia has allocated a significant amount of financial investment towards the upgrade of several Primary and Secondary Schools across South Australia.

The completed Grant High School redevelopment provides learning areas more suited for the delivery of contemporary pedagogy to improve learning outcomes for all students.

Donald Cant Watts Corke was commissioned by the Department for Education, South Australia (DFE) delivery partner, Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) to undertake our full suite of cost management services from cost planning at concept stage through to construction completion.

This redevelopment delivered the following:

  • Demolition of existing dilapidated Buildings;
  • New Performing Arts/Music and GLA’s Building;
  • Refurbishment of the existing Physics Laboratory;
  • Refurbishment of the existing Art Room;
  • Refurbishment of the existing Weights Room; and
  • Associated External Works – 30 new Car Parks, Stormwater Upgrades and Landscaping.

Grant High School is situated approximately 440km (4.5 hours) from Adelaide. DFE and DIT were expecting a cost burden associated with undertaking a development such as this outside of the standard metropolitan area and engaged our Adelaide team due to our recent and relevant experience in the region to accurately cost manage this and all associated cost risks for them.

Donald Cant Watts Corke is pleased to advise that our Adelaide team with their robust cost models and benchmark cost data from in and around the Mount Gambier region coupled with their local market intel and connection to contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers were able to cost manage this project within the fixed funding allocation.

Donald Cant Watts Corke is proud to service this significant project for South Australia and the local school community. This project forms part of DFE’s – Education Capital Works Program, which we are involved in an additional 14 school redevelopments forming part of this program.

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