This project was significant on a number of fronts, the size of the project alone was in excess of 110 hectares, this included constructing a 102 megaliter lake. However before constructing this we needed to decommission and realign the water flow of 5 dams to allow sufficient water catchment to build the lake.
Once the earthworks were completed we then placed 59,000 sq.m of specialised bentonite and clay lining material which required specific training just to ensure correct installation and construction.
We were very actively involved in the design process of the engineered embankment, we provided construction methodologies with the involvement of Geotechnical Engineers and the local council to implement a satisfactory method for sourcing material and constructing the embankment with lime stabilisation trials also being conducted.
During the construction phase we had very detailed internal and external traffic management in place. To construct the project safely and efficiently we put in place a long term detour of Red Gables Road and provided access to local resident by creating a 700 metre long private access via the back of their property. Internal traffic control measures were very detailed and through audit regime this included being audited both internally and externally, due to the number of heavy plant and equipment running along these roads these were a top priority.
We also had to manage a riparian corridor over 2 km in length, this was also home to the White Bellied Sea Eagle, this local fauna required multple noise and vibration monitors and we worked with Ecologists to ensure we managed this accordingly.