Project Specifications

Doutta Galla

$4 million

Multiple Sites, Victoria

July 2018

Interior refurbishments of 4 aged care facilities


Total was awarded the contract for the interior refurbishment of four Doutta Galla aged care facilities located at Kensington, Avondale Heights, Grantham Green and Sunshine.

The scope included the refurbishment of communal living areas, residents rooms, commercial kitchens and the relocation of staff stations. Some of the new communal areas comprise of café facilities and a new hairdressing salon at Avondale Heights. The dementia wing dining room was extended to increase the seating area.


As the facilities are all operational, forward planning and programming were critical to the success of the renovations. Two bedrooms at a time were renovated as completion was required within 12 working days. Many of the en-suite bathrooms had, overtime, been exposed to water damage and building movement so the programs were tight, but achievable.


The project documentation was incomplete and it was critical to get started straight away. Our team had to forward plan from the start knowing what all the minimum aged care requirements are.

With the commercial kitchen at Lynches Bridge, trades were let progressively as the documentation became available. In some cases we had service trades relaying known standards to the consultant team for them to formally document. We assisted with creating a temporary mobile kitchen so that mealtimes were not compromised.

Project Contact

Steve Taylor
Managing Director

Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.