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Book a Gateway review

As a starting point it is important to understand that the Gateway Review Process is mandatory for High Value High Risk projects. If you are not sure whether your project or program should undertake a Gateway Review, contact us.

Step one

The first step in booking a Gateway Review is to complete the Gateway Project Profile Model (PPM).

This provides an early indicative profile of the overall risks and issues of the project and provides us with key insights as to the skills that may be required, should a review be necessary.

The PPM is not designed to be onerous, it normally takes no more than an hour to complete. We understand that some information may be preliminary or estimated at this early stage.

The project profile model was updated in 2017 to reflect the changes to the criteria to select projects under the HVHR Project Assurance Framework. The previous version may still be used with the consent of DTF and may be requested by emailing gateway.helpdesk@dtf.vic.gov.au

Step two

Email a completed PPM to gateway.helpdesk@dtf.vic.gov.au. A representative assigned to you will contact you to discuss your project, usually within three business days.

Step three

If a review is required, the project team will need to nominate a set of four consecutive days to hold the review, plus a three to four hour meeting approximately two weeks prior to the review dates to hold the planning session for the review.

Step four

Once the nominated dates are confirmed we will assemble an appropriate review team and liaise with you regarding logistics and requirements for the review. Approximately six to eight weeks lead time is required to organise a quality review.


If you are a senior responsible owner or project manager and think that your project might fall into one of the above categories, or if you are not sure if your project should undergo a Gateway review, you should:

  • complete the PPM for your project; and
  • have a discussion with a representative from the Infrastructure Policy and Assurance group.

If you have questions, contact us:

Infrastructure Policy and Assurance
Department of Treasury and Finance
Level 5, 1 Treasury Place
Melbourne 3002
Tel: 9651 5111

Reviewed 16/05/2018
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