Project Specifications

The Department of Health & Human Services


Mentone, Victoria

April 2019

Awarded the contract for the construction of 5 Care Units & Community Support Building


Total has been awarded the contract for the construction of 5 Community Care Units and a Community Support Building for the Department of Health & Human Services.

The scope comprises the demolition of existing buildings and the removal of in-ground services to make way for the construction of 5 units which will accommodate single women and women with children who are at risk.

The units are a mix of one and two bedrooms with a kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. They will be constructed using timber framing and metal cladding. Saw tooth roofing will be coupled with highlight windows to make the most of natural lighting.

The Community Support Building will provide a client common room, children’s play area, an art therapy room, kitchen and laundry facilities, meeting room and accommodation for a full-time on site carer. The Support Building will also be timber framed with metal cladding.


Working with the client and architect through the design phase illustrated that the project was over budget. Total were able to assist through redesign and the nomination of alternative materials and methodologies.

Project Contact

Jeff Jones
CEO / (Interim) General Manager VIC

Originally from a financial executive perspective and now as CEO, Jeff has broad industry experience across the construction, engineering and property development market segments. Leveraging his skills obtained from becoming a Chartered Accountant and completing an MBA, Jeff is responsible for the leadership and operational performance management of the company within the strategy and business plan agreed by the Board.