Current Projects

FACS Fitout

Coniston NSW

Cadence is currently providing Project Management Services to the NSW Family and Community Services (FACS), Coniston branch for their fitout works. The project involves demolition, refurbishment and the upgrading of existing reception interview booths to meet the required safety and security standards. The office remains operational whilst the project is being completed and has a strict timeframe to minimise the impact of any disruption. It is expected to be completed by the end of January 2019.

FACS Fitout

Batemans Bay NSW

NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) acquired a new premise in Batemans Bay in order to service expanded needs of the local community and Cadence is providing Project Management Services for associated fitout works. The project includes the development of a project programme, procurement and engagement of the consultant team, design development and documentation, tendering for the Construction Contractor, contract administration during construction and stakeholder liaison.

Sinnamon Retirement Living - Sinnamon Village

Jindalee, QLD

The Sinnamon Village Rosemount Project involves the demolition of an existing retirement living facilities, deep excavation on the site and the construction of 135 new independent living units, over two stages with shared entertainment facilities. The development includes shared basement parking, landscape podium level with residents' swimming pool and cinema. The project received four leaf certifications for its sustainability credentials and was procured via a single stage traditional lump sum.

Cadence Australia has been engaged to perform Project Management and Superintendent Services from the design phase through to post completion, occupancy and handover of the project.

Prince Charles Hospital, Ellen Barron Family Centre - Mechanical Services Upgrade

Chermside, QLD

The Ellen Barron Family Centre located in a major city suburb of Brisbane has experienced unreliable air conditioning services for a number of years. This project involved the upgrade and refurbishment of the existing air conditioning services whilst maintaining an operational facility delivering specialist parental care to families. The project was procured and delivered via a single stage lump sum design and construct contract.

Cadence Australia's role was turnkey Project Management and Design Services which includes:

  • Project management
  • Programming
  • Superintendent
  • Contract administration

OCG Fitout

Strawberry Hills

The Office of Children's Guardian fitout works (approx. 1,600sqm) incorporated the demolition of existing partitions to create an open plan workspace and new fitout works including the upgrade of essential services to suit the new floor plan, new breakout and tea room facilities, new offices, collaboration areas, workstations and installation of an audio-visual system.


Cadence Australia was engaged for the primary deliverable of end-to-end client-side project management including design management, tender assessment, contract management, sourcing of quote and fee proposals, certification, financial tracking, and co-ordination of the physical relocation from the existing office to the new office. Due to the adjacent tenancy, the office remains operational during the construction works and this adds the complexity of working in a functional/live building environment.


Nerang Town Centre

Nerang, QLD

The Nerang Town Centre project involves the design and construction of a 20,000 square-metre extension to an existing operational shopping centre, resulting in a 30,000 square-metre centre and a new town square for Nerang. The existing Centre (anchored by Coles and Aldi supermarkets), will be expanded to include K-Mart, a number of mini-major retailers, a fresh food market, speciality stores and kiosk outlets. The attractive new town square will include restaurants and takeaway food stores surrounded by integrated landscaping and water play areas bringing a vibrant new space to the Nerang community. The works will also include basement excavation for parking, commercial offices located above the shopping Centre and extensive revegetation work to the adjacent bushland. The revegetation work are aimed at reducing bushfire risk and improving the ecological value of the site. The existing centre will remain operational throughout the course of the construction works.

Cadence Australia's role is to provide Project Management and Superintendent Services for the expansion of My Centre Nerang.


Susan Wakil Health Building

The University of Sydney

Located at the University of Sydney, the project scope of the Susan Wakil Health Building includes the development of a site master plan that will enable the construction of an 8-storey health education facility to create a contemporary, collaborative and flexible teaching and learning environment for students and staff alike. In preparation for the new building the project involved the demolition of an existing 6 storey building, service diversion and enabling works.


Cadence Australia are providing Project Management services for the project from the ECI phase through to contractor selection, project delivery, handover and operational readiness.


From project inception, the Education and Health Building encountered very sensitive hazardous materials and through close collaboration with the contractor the impacts were mitigated and managed very successfully.


Taigum SS and Eagle Junction SS Pool Change Room Replacement Project

Taigum and Eagle Junction, QLD

The project at Eagle Junction involves the replacement of the existing swimming pool change rooms plus the construction of a second level multipurpose space funded by the P&C. This project involved stakeholder management with this 'active' P&C group which included Senior political figures.

Cadence Australia's role is to deliver Project Management and Superintendent Services throughout the project along with Eagle Junction State School having high stakeholder (P&C) involvement in all aspects of the project.


Hassall View Apartments


Hassall View residential strata apartments located in Parramatta is a mixed-use development of 20 levels above ground, containing 140 dwellings, 7 commercial units plus 4 basement levels. The ground floor forecourt retains three existing freestanding cottages of which two have heritage significance.


Cadence Australia's role is to review and report to St George Bank on key aspects of the construction phase including buildability, contract administration, programme, progress and associated project risks.


Surry Hills Children's Court


Surry Hills Children's Court is a restoration of an existing heritage courthouse, which was designed by Architect Walter Liberty Vernon and completed in 1911. The new restoration of the existing court house includes conservation and treatment of existing facades and internal brickwork walls and the construction of four new court rooms within the new three level extension. The basis of the contract was construct only, therefore extensive coordination between the Contractor, Architect & Project Manager is required to achieve the desired outcome for the client.


Cadence Australia has been engaged by NSW Justice as the Principals Approved Person to administer the GC21 Contract.


A unique challenge for this project is the retention and protection requirements of the heritage building and the need for robust stakeholder management.


Portfolio Management of Precinct 2, Faculty of Science

The University of Sydney - Camperdown Campus, Camden Campus and Pearl Beach

As part of the University's Precinct 2 Infrastructure program, Cadence Australia has been engaged to provide Project Management Services supporting Campus Infrastructure and Services (CIS) for projects as required. The Project Manager has had and continues to co-ordinate the activities of all consultants and contractors, but also to oversee the total project delivery process covering all phases from stakeholder briefing and scoping; concept design development, design and documentation; tender and contract award to construction and commissioning.

Some of the specific projects currently being managed include:

  • Laboratory refurbishments
  • Fitout of teaching spaces
  • Building lift upgrades
  • New build - Glasshouse construction
  • Workshop upgrades to facilitate new machinery integration
  • Cafe and student area refurbishment

Key accountabilities and responsibilities include:

  • Management of the delivery of approved infrastructure projects from to project completion.
  • Management of the development and implementation of project briefs and related project plans in accordance with the Client's objectives.
  • Development and embedment of project governance to monitor implementation, progress and delivery of each project.
  • Management of project stakeholders and collaboration various project teams.
  • Monitoring of project financials against budget

A variety of design development and construction contracting frameworks are being used dependant on programme constraints, complexity and value of projects. Design development may occur either in-house, through external consultants or through D+C contractors. Similarly, construction contracts and procurement may either be direct, or through a competitive tender and contract types include Construct Only; Design and Construct; and Managing Contractor.

Law Courts Recovery Project


The Law Courts Building houses the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, and High Court of Australia. This project includes refurbishment works to three levels of the Law Courts Building due to water-damage sustained following a burst water pipe in late 2017. The significant recovery work includes high-end level fitout works including replacement of timber joinery to the administrative areas and private chambers of Supreme Court personnel, and replacement of timber panels to Law Courts Building lobby, all carried out within a live building environment.


The refurbishment works are being completed with great consideration for the on-going operation of the Law Courts Building, working out-of-hours to eliminate disruption to court proceedings, yet simultaneously working to meet a strict deadline so displaced tenants can return as soon as possible.


Cadence Australia is engaged by Department of Justice NSW as the Principal's Authorised Person to provide project management services throughout the delivery of the refurbishment works.


Walsh Bay Arts Precinct


The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct (WBAP) project is a major redevelopment of Pier 2/3, Wharf 4/5 and the surrounding public domain at Walsh Bay. The project will see this area transformed into an integrated performing arts and cultural precinct. The project includes internal reconfiguration of the wharf buildings, external alterations and the creation of a new waterfront square which will extend the area of public domain over the water between the two wharves.


Cadence Australia has been engaged as the Project Manager for the WBAP project carrying out design development, procurement and tendering of the Principal Contractor and the delivery phases of the project. Cadence Australia is also engaged to act as Principal’s Authorised Person under the GC21 Contract.


The buildings were built in the early 1900's, and are a major landmark in Sydney. Co-ordination of the various art disciplines occupying the WBAP before and during the works has been required. The nature of the project involves detailed communication with all parties due to the staging of the works and its inherent sensitivities.


Internal and external changes proposed to pier 2/3 and wharf 4/5 as part of the WBAP project requires the restoration of piles below the building. Cadence Australia's role in the early works is the procurement of a contractor to carry out a condition audit of the substructure, and complete any repairs as directed by a structural engineer.


Caboolture Square Refurbishment

Caboolture, QLD

Caboolture Square Shopping Centre is located in Caboolture, Queensland. Under the new ownership of Alceon Group, it is undergoing steady changes and modernisation. Cadence Australia was engaged by Alceon Group to provide Project Management Services for a fitout of its clinical facility, consulting rooms and the supporting administrative facilities for QLD Health. The project included the design coordination, design review, management of the contractor, contract administration and was procured under a single stage design and construct contract.

Cadence Australia was engaged to provide project management services. The scope of works evolved into managing not only the contract between Alceon and contractor but also the contract between Alceon and their Tenant.

Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Hyde Park, Sydney

The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project (AMCP) involves the construction of a new education and interpretation centre (EIC) beneath the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, as well as a new water cascade and landscape works to the south of the memorial. The project intends to see the original 1930s vision for the Memorial by Sydney architect Bruce Dellit finally completed. The AMCP project is, for completion by the close of the Anzac Centenary in 2018.


Cadence Australia has been engaged to provide project management services and act as the Principal’s Authorised Person for the duration of the construction contract with the primary focus of ensuring a seamless delivery of the contracted works under the GC21 Construction contract.


Stockton Boat Harbour


Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) are redeveloping the existing Stockton Boat Harbour. The project includes demolition of the existing marina and associated structures and construction of a new 26 berth mariner with upgrades to the car park and associated services for the site.


Cadence Australia has been appointed to project manage the procurement, design, approvals and construction.


The project requires two planning approvals; a Development Application to the Department of Planning & Environmental; and a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to Roads and Maritime Services.


The Boat Harbour has existed in some form from around 1905. Over time the harbour has silted and requires dredging to allow for the new proposed marina. The dredging and disposal of the sediment material requires special approval.


Kedron State School Additional Accommodation

Kedron, QLD

This project involves the construction of a new three-storey building on a constrained site including 8 x GLA's and the schools new Administration function. The project included the provision of temporary accommodation and decanting existing classrooms to facilitate the required space to construct the building.

Cadence Australia's role is to conduct project management and superintendent services through the lifecycle of the project. The site is staged works, with multiple stages of temporary works and refurbishments, and included dealing with Infrastructure Designation, Heritage Trees and the relocation of the school's front entrance.

CSI Cook Freeze Facility

John Morony Correctional Centre, Berkshire Park

The CSI Food Services Cook Freeze Facility is located within an operating corrective services complex and will provide more than 30,000 inmates meals each day for distribution throughout NSW correctional centres. The facility will employ advanced CO2 refrigeration technology and high volume food production machinery to achieve the required product output.


The construction works include demolition, construction of bulk storage freezers, blast freezers, cool-rooms. New areas include cooking, amenities, offices, loading docks and truck turning areas.


Cadence Australia has been engaged by NSW Justice as the Principal’s Authorised Person and to provide project management services for the works.


St Stephen's Uniting Church


Built in 1842, St Stephen's Uniting Church (SSUC) is a heritage listed building located in a heart of the Sydney CBD. Due to the major development (60 Martin Place) directly adjacent to the property, SSUC recognised the opportunity to undertake a much needed refurbishment to the existing roof, stained glass windows and water reticulation.


Cadence Australia has been appointed to provide project management services including contractor procurement services for the refurbishment works. In addition, Cadence Australia's services also include interfacing and management of the deed between SSUC and the custodian of the adjacent development.


Being a heritage listed building poses various challenges and by working in close collaboration with heritage consultants, Cadence Australia is intricately navigating within authority constraints.


Prison Bed Capacity Program (PBCP)

Parklea Correctional Centre

The PBCP involves the delivery of additional bed capacity across the NSW prison system. Cadence Australia is the Project Manager responsible for the delivery of the 150 bed capacity increase at the minimum security facility at Parklea Correctional Centre and is also acting as the Principal’s Authorised Person under the GC21 contract. The expansion of the existing facility requires significant stakeholder and consultant management.

Maroochydore Disability Housing

Maroochydore, QLD

The Maroochydore Disability Housing project involves the demolition of two housing units, stage one compromising of the construction of two residential care facility houses containing 9 single occupancy units, and stage two compromising of the construction of one residential independent living facility containing 5 self-contained units. Resident and staff parking, as well as storeroom and a toilet extension to the existing church were also required as part of this project.

Cadence Australia has been engaged as a client representative, involving consistent close working with the client and the contractors during the design phase of the project.

192 Central Rooftop Garden

Brisbane, QLD

192 Central is located on the corner or Ann, Edward and Turbot Street, In the heart of the Brisbane CBD. This highly visible and prominent building is owned by Japanese developer Daisho. The existing building's roof is being developed into a large rooftop garden. The rooftop development is complete with a fully functioning outdoor kitchen/catering facilities, BBQ's, rooftop amphitheatre including large outdoor LED theatre screen and surround sound, Cafe and Bar seating, lounge areas, work pods, viewing decks, and established green gardens.

Cadence Australia is involved in client-side Project Management as a Procure Consultant Team and Head Contractor to undertake rooftop works. Making the project very difficult and challenging is that all materials are required to be craned up to the rooftop, including large steel structural members, large trees, soil and blockwork materials. Craning materials up to the rooftop involves large street closures and requires a great deal of precision due to the close confines of neighbouring high-rise buildings.

8-10 University Avenue

Macquarie University, Sydney

Cadence Australia has been engaged by Macquarie University to provide project management services for concept development, Development Application documentation and Development Application approval of the project.


The project, two A-Grade office buildings of approximately 50,000 m2 of Gross Floor Area, will include labs, collaborative spaces and areas for innovation. This mix of uses will help bring strategic partners to the Macquarie University campus, optimising research and commercialisation.


The buildings ranging from six to seven storeys will also accommodate a 5 Green Star Design and As-Built development rating.


A central pedestrian through-site link will connect the site to the broader University campus. The buildings will incorporate flexible floor plates, central atrium, lift lobby and amenities supported by a high quality public domain.


The project is part of a long-term vision for the 126ha campus which adjoins the fast-growing Macquarie Park regional centre in Sydney's north.

Sydney Metro
Integrated Station Developments (ISDs)


Sydney Metro, Australia's biggest public transport project, will be a new standalone railway providing 31 new metro stations and 65km of new metro rail.


Cadence Australia has been engaged to work on the ISDs within the City and Southwest line (Chatswood to Sydenham), which primarily includes project management services relating to; procurement management, contract management, project planning, design management, project governance and early acquisition management.


ISDs to be delivered by Sydney Metro, where Cadence have assisted include: Martin Place North and South, Victoria Cross (North Sydney), Crows Nest and Pitt Street North and South.


Key deliverables for the ISD projects above are:

  • Project definition, design management and feasibility management of OSDs following the appointment of OSD design consortia by Sydney Metro; 
  • Preparation & lodgement of a Concept State Significant Development Applications with the Department of Planning for all the proposed Over Station Developments (OSD) within each ISD;
  • Preparation of a Request for Tender (particularly for OSD and Commercial/Property components) for the private sector to bid for the rights to construct the Station and develop/own OSDs; and
  • Assist with the review and award of the successful ISD Proponent (particularly for OSD & Commercial/Property components)


Cadence have been instrumental in managing the first ISD (Victoria Cross North Sydney) to be lodged shortly with the relevant Consent Authority and released to the private sector for bidding.

119 Charlotte Street

Brisbane, QLD

119 Charlotte Street is an existing B-grade commercial office building located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. Cadence Australia has been appointed Project Manager for the revitalisation of this asset including repositioning and remediating works. Repositioning works include; refurbishment of the ground floor lobby, retail base build works, street awning / low-level facade beautification, new end of trip facilities and the sub-division of level 8 into speciality fitted-out commercial office tenancies. Remediation works will involve the replacement of existing cooling towers which have reached the end of their useful lifespan and developing a strategy to remove and replace the potential risk of the metal composite cladding.

Cadence Australia is responsible for Project Management and Superintendent Services throughout the project. This meant dealing with the restrictions to access due to the building being placed in the inner-city and involved non-compliant building products and asset revitalisation.

The University of Sydney, LEES 1


The LEES1 project involves the design and construction of a new 8 storey science and environment teaching and research facility at gateway to the Sydney University campus on City Road.


Cadence Australia has been engaged as the Project Manager for planning approval, stakeholder consultation, design development and finalisation, and delivery phases of the project. Cadence Australia is also engaged to act as Superintendent under the D&C Contract.

Kedron State High School

Kedron, QLD

This project involves the construction of a new two storey building including 3 x GLA's, a flexible learning area, junior kitchen, senior kitchen, and collaboration spaces. The key to this project was connectivity with the existing campus and being able to successfully integrate a new building onto the site without making it appear to be a 'bolt-on' solution. This project included Infrastructure Designation.

Cadence Australia's role is to conduct project management and superintendent services through the lifecycle of the project.

Pine Tree Lane


Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal is a six storey mixed use development which comprises 70 residential apartments, commercial tenancies, retail tenancies and 2 levels of basement car park.


Cadence Australia's role on this project is to provide project management and contractor procurement services.


Housing NSW - NBESP Program

Program Management Office


Housing NSW (HNSW) as a key agency of the NSW Government is charged with the delivery of the Federal Governments Nation Building and Economic Stimulus Plan (NBESP) in the area of social housing.


This NBESP Program is part of the Federal Government’s Fiscal Stimulus initiatives. The Federal Government committed $6 billion nationally over the period 2008/09 to 2011/12 to build approximately 20,000 additional social housing dwellings.


The delivery of the NBES Program involves Housing NSW working in partnership with the private sector, bringing additional capacity and capability, to deliver the Program by way of the Program Management Office (PMO), located in Ashfield, NSW.


The core function of the PMO is to lead and manage the execution and delivery of the NBESP Program. The PMO team manages other private sector project management teams in the delivery of housing projects, working closely with HNSW executives who understand the systems and operations of HNSW. Cadence Australia currently works within the PMO, in conjunction with HNSW staff, to manage the delivery of a significant part of the NBESP Program.


Click here to view the Master Builders Association Article (June-July 2010) outlining the success of the Program in NSW (2,309kb) »

JIRT Gosford Fitout - Level 5, 231-237 Mann Street

Gosford, NSW


The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) currently maintain various teams across different locations within NSW. Due to consolidation of their various teams across different locations, FACS identified a series of fitouts to their existing tenancies that required refurbishment. One such Gosford based location required a new fitout to accommodate NSW Police, NSW Health and FACS in a new split tenancy floor plan.

Cadence Australia is providing project management services to manage and accommodate for two separate client bodies (NSW Police, FACS/NSW Health) under one project title. Cadence Australia's specific objective is to provide management and administrative support to FACS to enhance the delivery of the services while minimising WHS and project risks throughout the design, tender and construction phase of the project. Cadence Australia has also been engaged to assist with the post completion tasks of relocation of staff and occupation of the new facility.

Penrith Lakes Development

Penrith, NSW


The Penrith Lakes Scheme site is located in the northern outskirts of Penrith in NSW and is approximately 1985 hectares in area. The site is currently operating as an open cut sand and gravel mine processing raw material such as gravel and sand for the site's three shareholders. As the raw material extraction progresses the mined area is being rehabilitated progressively to form a series of lakes in accordance with the agreement with the NSW Government.


Cadence Australia has worked closely with the Penrith Lakes Development Corporation Limited (PLDC) in the development of the Penrith Lakes Scheme. Cadence Australia’s role has been in the project planning, procurement of infrastructure, mining contractors, land rehabilitation contractors as well as support in areas of Contractor management, design solutions, land remediation, mine rehabilitation activities, design and management of a QA system unique to the project.


Cadence Australia continues to provide ongoing project management services for the Penrith Lakes project which have included the successful completion of the Wildlife Lake Weir and Flood Outlet Pipe.


Wentworth Point



Wentworth Point is a new waterfront Urban Activation Precinct just north of Sydney Olympic Park. Cadence Australia is providing development management advice and support to RMS (Maritime Assets). The tasks involve directing the development team in RMS through the feasibility and design stages and onto the disposal strategy.


The team has worked closely with Dept. of Planning for the rezoning of the site, and continues working with UrbanGrowth on the development of the detailed feasibility and disposal strategy. Liaison has been required with Dept. of Education, TfNSW, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Auburn Council. The development will include up to 2,500 apartments, a school, a 200 dry stack boat shed, and substantial new open space and foreshore walk.


Rozelle Bay Project

Rozelle, NSW


Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has appointed Cadence Australia to provide Project Director Services to manage the numerous individual development agreements of the 18 development lots at Rozelle Bay.  Developers have entered into development agreements to develop their site and enter into a long term lease.


Developers of Rozelle Bay range from marine related contractors, marine related commercial businesses, and marinas.  Two of the most significant developments in Rozelle Bay include the Sydney Boathouse and the Rozelle Bay Superyacht Marina.


Cadence Australia has developed and implemented a governance framework which focuses on the delivery of the proposed developments in accordance with the masterplan, authority approvals, and the Development Agreements.  This requires close collaboration and management of RMS, the developers, and all stakeholders.