Civcon has a proven track record of providing innovative solutions for technically challenging civil construction projects. Our people are highly skilled in adopting methodologies and technologies to significantly reduce project time frames whilst ensuring quality, safety and cost effectiveness. We excel at community and stakeholder engagement throughout all stages of project delivery, ensuring our own operations have minimal impact on those of our clients.
perth stadium infrastructure
January 2018 – October 2018,
Civcon delivered several of the new Perth Stadium’s infrastructure requirements including the installation of gas mains on behalf of ATCO Gas Australia and the construction of pedestrian paths on behalf of the Public Transport Authority (PTA). PTA engaged Civcon to upgrade existing shared paths leading to the Windan and Goongoongup Bridges and to construct pedestrian paths across Burswood Park in order to provide a pedestrian connection between the Crown complex to the Perth Stadium site.
The project design was based on an incorrect survey, meaning construction activities could not commence until a redesign works had been completed.
The site required specific environmental management due to contaminated soil from asbestos material. In addition, the stadium area was visited by up to 60,000 pedestrians on weekends throughout the duration of the project.
Civcon coordinated redesign activities on the PTA’s behalf, completed a feature survey and provided reconfigured levels and grades in accordance with Australian standards.
The project team developed specific environmental management plans to comply with all requirements and engaged specialist sub-contractors for the handling of asbestos material.
Effective pedestrian management plans were developed and site personnel engaged on weekends to guide pedestrians safely along the construction site without any incidents or complaints.
Civcon’s revised design provided a faster and more cost-effective solution for the client and enabled works to commence with minimal delays.
AShton Avenue Bridge Forward Works
April 2018 – September 2018
This project involved civil and forward works required to remove and replace Ashton Avenue Bridge to enable access to the Claremont Showgrounds. Civcon delivered works including demolition, high-risk excavation and the construction of Pedestrian Shared Paths (PSP) for Coleman Rail on behalf of the Public Transport Authority and Main Roads WA.
The project was located alongside a live rail reserve presenting additional safe working and encroachment requirements.
Civcon initiated early-planning activities and developed a detailed stakeholder engagement strategy to ensure works could commence smoothly. Civcon’s previous experience working alongside a live rail reserve on the Bayswater PSP and Pedestrian Bridge project enabled knowledge sharing to maximise understanding of PTA’s safe working and rail permit requirements.
Civcon completed all works close to the railway without any safety incidences, on time and within budget.
Ranford road stages 2, 3 and 4
October 2016 – August 2017
The Ranford Road Bus Lane Project is part of the Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) bus priority program. The project aims to provide relief at significant congestion points within the bus network by constructing additional lanes for the sole use of the PTA bus service during peak traffic hours.
Civcon was engaged for stages 2 and 3 to construct additional lanes along the existing two-lane Ranford Road, eastbound from Railway Bridge No. 5157 to Nicholson Road (Approximately 3km). After the successful delivery of Stages 2 and 3 , Civcon were contracted for Stage 4 works to construct a lane in the westbound direction.
Civcon worked closely with the City of Canning and the PTA to combine the objectives of the City’s Integrated Transport Strategy and PTA’s Bus Priority Program within each Stage. Strong community and stakeholder engagement, as well as safe, efficient traffic management, contributed to the success of these projects.
The PTA’s Bus Priority Program was investing in dedicated bus lanes within Perth’s existing road network to reduce congestion and increase public transport mobility. Civcon supported PTA’s program and budget through Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) to advise on design and cost savings for the client.
The project team worked collaboratively with the PTA to optimise the alignment of the bus lines with the existing road network. Civcon’s amendments to the original design included relocating and changing paths, sourcing innovative drainage products and early identification of defects.
Civcon’s successful delivery of stages 2 and 3 of the works, as well as its additional ECI services, resulted in the award of stage 4, which PTA had originally intended to self-deliver.
Construction of the Bayswater Principal Shared Path (PSP)
April 2017 – March 2018
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) contracted Civcon for the construction of a principle shared path (PSP) connection adjacent to the southern side of the existing Bayswater Train Station. The scope of works included the construction of a PSP bridge to span the existing underpass, new access ramp at the western end of works, retaining structures and installation of new fencing on the rail reserve alignment.
The project site was located within a rail reserve with live traffic and high-voltage overhead power lines. Strict safety management parameters and effective pedestrian and vehicle interface management was required at all times.
Civcon incorporated strict safety management parameters into the project delivery processes while demonstrating Civcon’s safety culture “Safety First” - a behaviour-based proactive safety approach of every individual.
The bridge elements were constructed off-site and then lifted into position in order to reduce the impact on the rail reserve and minimise safety risks.
The PSP connection at the Bayswater Train Station allows for a continuous bike ride and pedestrian path increasing safety and mobility. Before the construction of the connection, cyclists and pedestrians had to travel through the car park to get to the PSP at the other end of the train station.
GLENN PLACE ROAD MODIFICATIONS
January 2018 – April 2018
Crown Perth engaged Civcon to modify the entrance to its newly opened multi-level carpark on Glenn Place and to optimise traffic flow to reduce traffic congestion. Works included road reconstruction, construction of new roundabouts, relocation of the existing car park entrance, and resurfacing Glenn Place.
The project was located in a complex environment with strict requirements for roads to remain open to Crown Casino users, both vehicular and pedestrian, at all times.
Civcon developed a detailed staging program and maintained regular communication channels with Crown Perth.
All works were completed within a busy traffic environment and with no loss of service to Crown Perth stakeholders. Crown Perth was impressed with Civcon’s timely delivery of the project within a very tight timeframe.
October 2013 - December 2014
The Wellington Street Stage 2B South and Median Island was the final component of the Perth City Link Project. Works involved the installation of a traffic median at Wellington Street (between Little Milligan Street and King Street) and the traffic island at King Street Intersection. Associated infrastructure requirements included the removal of existing concrete base and replacement with thick lift asphalt in the existing roadway, widening of existing footpaths, high-spec paving and landscaping, and upgrading existing lighting in the southern half of Wellington Street, between King Street and William Street.
The project was located in a complex traffic environment with several residences and businesses located adjacent to the work area. Works were delivered under strict requirements to keep roads open for pedestrian and vehicular traffic at all times. Extensive liaison with numerous stakeholders, including Western Power, the City of Perth, Water Corporation, and the surrounding residents and businesses was essential.
Civcon conducted effective stage planning to ensure safe pedestrian and stakeholder access and implemented an accelerated program of works to enable completion before the critical Christmas period. In consideration of pedestrians, the pavement was constructed in two halves; with one section of pavement being left for pedestrian movement while the first half was being completed. Pedestrians were then moved onto the new pavement and the other half of the pavement was constructed. All works were completed with zero pedestrian closures or long-term traffic closures.
The project was successfully completed on time, within budget and without compromise to safety or quality. The scope of works was completed in an extremely tight timeframe with minimal interruption to the public or surrounding residences.
MILLERS POOL RESTORATION
November 2016 – January 2018
Civcon successfully delivered the Millers Pool Restoration project under the City of South Perth’s Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan. The key focus of the project was on improving amenities, access, natural features and conserving and enhancing a functional healthy foreshore environment. The project site was adjacent to the Swan River and significant in Aboriginal history and culture.
The multidisciplinary project incorporated engineering, landscaping, art installations, and recreational and environmental components. The finished works provided picnic and seating areas, new paths, a boardwalk and a small viewing jetty across the pool, as well as newly planted native vegetation and trees.
Civcon were required to upgrade the road at the Mill Point Road entrance and construct a new car park employing Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) principals to treat storm water run-off prior to entering Millers Pool and the Swan River. The scope of work included the treatment of Acid Sulphate Soils (ASS), demolition, excavation works, site clean-up works, and waste removal.
Civcon delivered all works under strict environmental regulations in compliance with the Swan River Trust and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulations. This included the management of dewatering works. Civcon ensured that no water runoff was entering the Swan River and used infiltration to let waste water flow back into the existing sewer system.
All parties contributed to the high-quality finished product, which was recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, being awarded its prestigious Land Management Landscape Architecture Award.
This project is another addition to Civcon’s extensive portfolio of works along the Swan River.
KING STREET ROAD AND PUBLIC DOMAIN
June 2017 – January 2018
The King Street Road and Public Domain project involved extending King Street from Perth City into Northbridge, as the Perth City Link Project’s first ‘link’ to reconnect the Perth CBD with Northbridge. The overall project has created a new urban precinct that will deliver a range of world-class residential, commercial, retail and tourism facilities. The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) awarded Civcon with this project after the successful completion of other aspects of the Perth City Link project.
The scope of works involved earthworks and pavement works (including Australia’s first exposed aggregate concrete road), installation of services and stormwater drainage pits, pipes, kerbing, precast concrete walls and timber cladding, and landscaping including local trees, installation of drink fountains and planter boxes.
The high-profile location of King Street and surrounding areas required Civcon to complete the works to the highest standards. Collaborative stakeholder engagement and community consultation activities were required to minimise interruptions to local businesses and pedestrian access.
The first-time construction of the exposed aggregate concrete road required testing of different construction methods and evaluation of the best way forward.
Civcon’s A-Team including specialist supervisors incorporated a partnership approach in delivering this project together with the MRA, ARUP, NS Projects, Plan A, the service providers Water Corporation, ATCO Gas, and Western Power, PTA, local business owners and residence. Detailed project management, project staging, and traffic management plans were implemented to ensure the highest quality standards of finishing were achieved.
Civcon developed a final construction methodology by using a range of test panels. The project team worked closely with the designers to ensure the final product met aesthetic, structural and durability requirements.
Civcon successfully completed this project with no compromises to safety, quality or the strong urban aesthetics necessary of the City of Perth’s vision for the Perth City Link project. The project was the first completed link between the CBD and Northbridge.
Waterbank INFRASTRUCTURE and public domain
January 2017 – June 2017
The Waterbank project is located in East Perth on the edge of the Perth city centre and the Swan River. The site will be developed over the next ten years and will include residential, commercial and retail developments as well as public realm, green spaces, wetlands, riverfront promenades, a town square and the Hay Street pier.
Lendlease has been awarded the development of Waterbank in close collaboration with the WA Government, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and City of Perth. Civcon were contracted by Lendlease in January 2017 to install the sewer system to feed the development site. The scope of works involved deep sewer construction, precast concrete access chambers, micro-tunnelling, installation of external reticulation, construction of temporary access roads and hardstands, construction of the Trinity Avenue diversion, earthworks, management of contaminated soil, and dewatering works.
The project is located close to the Swan River which required strict environmental management of all construction works, while also contributing to the Green Star Community Rating system for the overall project.
Civcon implemented material tracking and worked closely with sub-contractors and suppliers to maximise material sustainability, implemented waste management and the recycling of construction material wherever possible (e.g. re-used limestone pavement for embankment fill), and was responsible for the treatment of contaminated water. No water run off was allowed to enter the Swan River.
Civcon successfully supported Lendlease with infrastructure works in the preparation of the site for further development / land sale. The overall development aims to achieve a 6 Green Star rating in the Communities category by the Green Building Council of Australia. Civcon met set criteria in delivering construction activities such as dewatering and disposal of fill. This provided Civcon with a firm understanding of Green Star criterion and the ability to deliver construction activities to any level of green star rating sought by our clients.
Reid highway extension rectification works
September 2016 – February 2017
Civcon were engaged by MacMahon Contractors to provide project management services, including onsite field supervision and subcontractor management, as part of the greater Reid Highway Extension Project for Main Roads WA.
Civcon delivered rectification works to close out original defects and pavement failure from the project’s construction phase. The scope of works included:
· Construction and demolition of a cross over to allow traffic flow through the works;
· Profiling (2000 m2);
· Asphalt works (3,500 m2);
· Drainage works;
· Line marking; and
· Traffic control loop reinstatement.
Civcon were involved in detailed planning of the works and liaising with several stakeholders including Main Roads, Golders Associates, the Shire of Middle Swan, MacMahon, and several subcontractors.
A significant feature of the project was the requirement to complete all works during a 72-hour shut down of Great Northern Highway, Roe Highway, Reid Highway and Middle Swan Road. This shutdown required major traffic management, with up to 24 traffic control personnel managing traffic flows and lane closures at any given time.
Civcon’s project team developed from an early stage a collaborative relationship with MacMahon, Downer Infrastructure Services and Strada Traffic and with the key stakeholders Main Roads WA, Golders and Shire of Middle Swan to ensure the efficient and safe management of the project and the compliance with Main Roads’ standards and regulations. A best for project approach was implemented and supported by regular communication, planning and reporting
Civcon completed works within budget and 15 hours ahead of schedule. Upon completion, Golders Associates conducted an inspection of the Great Northern Highway Intersection and ensured that all pavement defects had been rectified.
Curtin university main Street
November 2015 – November 2016
This project was the first to be delivered as part of the Curtin University Technology Park’s ‘Greater Curtin Master Plan’ to create a high quality landscaped shared space for future growth. Stage 1 involved the construction of a new road through Curtin University’s Bentley campus, while remaining an operational university with over 20,000 students using the campus facilities. Civcon were heavily involved in the planning of the pedestrian interface design for ensuring seamless pedestrian movement throughout the campus. The scope of works involved demolition of roads, car parks, redundant in-ground services and playing fields, bulk earthworks, service installations including hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, communication, and irrigation infrastructure, and construction of roads, in-situ concrete carriageways, intersections, and PTA bus stops as well as installation of signage and line marking.
The Curtin University Main Street project contained complex stages and the requirement for collaboration with a range of stakeholders such as Hockey WA, Curtin Gymnasium, Curtin Parks and Grounds, local businesses, students, and the general public.
The project team designed staging plans for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic to move safely throughout the project’s duration, as well as ensuring Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance, such as the incorporation of tactile indicators.
The project team regularly communicated with all key stakeholders throughout the works to ensure adequate notification of any changes to regular operations. Civcon ensured all areas were well delineated with lighting and signage on event days to avoid any interruption to campus life.
Civcon developed a collaborative partnership with the Curtin University committee and all key stakeholders, successfully delivering a range of project capabilities such as earthworks, utilities service infrastructure works, and structures. All works upheld the quality and aesthetics standards required by Curtin University.
ELIZABETH QUAY DRAINAGE, SERVICES, ROADWORKS AND STREETSCAPE PROJECT
December 2014 - December 2015
The Elizabeth Quay Redevelopment adjacent to the Swan River has created a landmark waterfront development reconnecting Perth CBD with the Swan River and offering a dynamic entertainment and leisure precinct. The first stage of the redevelopment involved service installations and the construction of parks, promenades, and an island with a connecting bridge. Civcon were contracted to deliver drainage, services, roadworks and streetscape works, involving 10,000m2 of paving, installation of water and gas service reticulation, electrical communications (including CCTV) and NBN conduit and pit installations, commissioning of the installed water reticulation, and installation of Intelligent Traffic System (ITS).
Due to the location of the project, quality control, safety and environmental performance, and stakeholder engagement were of the utmost importance to Civcon’s project team.
The project was delivered in a high traffic area of the CBD involving a range of stakeholders and service providers. The construction site was overlooked by over 15,000 people in the surrounding offices and buildings, and required significant planning and coordination with major City of Perth events in and around Barrack Square and The Esplanade.
Civcon implemented effective traffic management controls, including major traffic changes, and collaboratively engaged with key stakeholders including; ATCO Gas Australia, Water Corporation, City of Perth, Main Roads WA, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Broad Construction contractor and the general public.
Civcon delivered the scope of work without delays while also maintaining vehicular and pedestrian safety and flow around the works area, with full access to neighbouring facilities.
Bridge 57 Replacement
September 2015 – November 2015
Bridge 57, located in Wellard, WA, and carrying essential communication lanes, was destroyed by a fire in January 2015. Civcon were contracted by Water Corporation to remove the existing piles and abutments and to replace with a new box-culvert bride.
The scope of works included the demolition of the damaged bridge involving the removal of the remnant structure from the original bridge below the foundation level of the replacement structure. The bridge was located over the Peel Main Drain which required excavation for structural foundations, dewatering and digging to sound foundation.
Civcon worked together with specialist concrete and mobile dewatering subcontractors and constructed in-situ base slab and apron slab to support the box culvert section. The precast concrete box units were manufactured off-site and lifted into position to reduce the impact on the Peel main Drain. Other works included in-situ wingwalls and headwalls, backfill and rock protection around the walls.
The new bridge 57 was successfully delivered without any safety incidences and within a short timeframe to support Water Corporation in providing its services to the public.