Instant Download of Documents and Procedures for the Australian Building and Construction Industry to assist Developers, Builders, Tradespeople and Owner Builders.

What is a Project Management Plan (PMP)?

A Project Management Plan (PMP) is a valuable, multi-faceted communication tool for communicating the scope, goals and methods of operation of a construction project.

A client’s representative, project manager or lead architect will work with this set of documentation.

A WHS Management Plan, also known as a Safety Management Plan, is an important (and legal) document that all job sites are required to have.

Project Management Plans are the best way to keep your construction project on track.


What does a Project Management Plan Achieve?

A PMP is a framework to communicate the client’s objectives for their construction program. It becomes a hub of key project data for the entire construction team, authorities and relevant parties. It also directs parties to technical data.

The PMP works in an iterative process with ongoing updates and additions through the project’s phases. Details from the Construction Phase Plan will also be included in the PMP.

What is incorporated in a PMP?

The project work scope ultimately defines what is incorporated into a Project Management Plan. The items include but are not limited to:

  • The Project Overview - sets the project context and lists the project goals.
  • The Preliminary Programme - refers to a Schedule of Works.
  • Roles & Responsibilities - a directory of personnel and the establishment of task protocols.
  • Site Description - the site context plus Neighbourly Relations and Traffic Management protocols.
  • Health & Safety - Statutory requirements plus site-specific information and Environmental Control.
  • Emergency Planning & Response Procedures -  specific site complexities and emergency services consultations.
  • Fire Prevention Plan - the procedures and methods for fire avoidance work execution.
  • Site Waste Management - the waste material procedures and industry protocols.
  • Ecology - the legislation constraints covering protected invasive fauna and flora.
  • Cultural Heritage & Archaeology - the details of significant buildings affected by the site.
    • Archaeological explorations can put programme planning at risk; therefore, it is vital that such digs are correctly calculated into the overall progress scope to reduce unplanned delays.

Builder Surveyors and Project Management Plans

When at the preparation phase of a construction project, it is a best industry practice to source local building surveyors. These professionals are best positioned to oversee and deal with Project Management Plans. A large country-wide brand of surveyors may seem to have all the bells and whistles, but you will ultimately gain more benefits from using a local, smaller company. Their location and experience will deliver greater historical data on the area within which your project will be commencing. They are also usually more cost effective.

The building surveyor should meet with your project lead or project owner to chat about items that have been flagged. They will then handle the resolution of challenges related to the Project Management Plan. They will often have a valuable and diverse network of local professionals, contractors, suppliers and labourers, which can greatly reduce the carbon footprint of a construction project.

Project Management Plan Template

Our Project Management Plan is competitively priced at AUD 395.00 while stocks last! Get yours today and enjoy a smooth-running, compliant site.

Project Management Plan instant download

If this isn't what you're looking for, you can search our Builders documents here.