RJV completes latest urban renewal project at former PMH site

19 April, 2023

We are pleased to report the completion of our latest urban renewal project at the former Princess Margaret Hospital site.

RJV was appointed in 2020 by DevelopmentWA to carry out demolition and remediation works at the PMH site which included the removal of hazardous materials from buildings, building demolition and the below ground remediation works.

The former 35,000m2 hospital site has a rich history and the management and protection of historical structures including the old outpatients building, Godfrey House and the iconic  boiler house and chimney stack was one of the project’s key deliverables.

Community engagement 

Extensive planning for the demolition was undertaken and included the formation of a community reference group, which provided feedback to DevelopmentWA throughout the demolition process.

RJV worked closely with the local Aboriginal community in the areas of employment and business engagement, drawing on our long term business partnerships with a number of Aboriginal organisations.

To date the most successful of these working relationships has been with Boodjah Contracting who supported us on both the redevelopment of Subiaco Oval and demolition of Princess Margaret Hospital.

By providing specialist subcontract services in demolition as well as labour and equipment hire, Boodjah Contracting was utilised on all phases of the hospital demolition works and remediation scope.

The partnership developed throughout the hospital demolition project led RJV to achieving the following significant targets:

  • 5% by value of subcontracts awarded to Aboriginal organisations.
  • 24 Aboriginal traineeships/apprenticeships created for the project with RJV and its subcontractors
  • After-project opportunities for employment created through up-skilling programs onsite, enabling future employment on other projects

RJV plans to further develop the relationship with Boodjah and engage with other Aboriginal owned businesses, to identify further subcontracting opportunities.

Environmental management

Recycling was another key measurable. The target of 96% of reusable materials to be recycled was exceeded with over 99% of material being recycled or reused.

Concrete was processed off site and is planned for use in the State Government’s Roads to Reuse program. Other materials such as steel, timber, bricks, and glass will be re-used for several different applications off site. 

The future

The site is now preparing for its next stage of development as a new residential zone, joining the revitalised Subiaco East precinct, which also encompasses Subiaco Oval, Bob Hawke College, and Mueller Park. Once complete, Subi East will be a vibrant inner-city precinct with more than 2,700 new homes. 

RJV are proud to be associated with another DevelopmentWA urban renewal project which follows our work at Subiaco Oval and the East Perth Power Station. 


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