This project located in Browns Plains and adjoining the Grand Plaza shopping aimed to:
A particularly challenging aspect of the contract involved the management and coordination of public utilities and service providers. An unknown existing gas main, together with Energex cables and an Optus fibre optic cable, ran through the centre of one of the new bus indents. This necessitated the re-design of several elements of the work and the reprogramming of a number of operations in order to mitigate delays to the project. Furthermore, due to the location of the project, working space was at a premium and operations required careful coordination and separation to ensure a safe working environment.
With the existing bus station remaining operational during the contract it was vital that the works be staged in a manner to ensure minimal disruption to Translink patrons. Through constant liaison with the Translink Network Planning Team and through the development and implementation of detailed traffic management schemes this was successfully achieved. Similarly, the Grand Plaza Shopping Centre could not be adversely affected by the works and through a combination of consultation and detailed planning this was also achieved.
Due to the constant need to re-design components of the work, following the discovery of numerous unknown factors, a dynamic construction team that could work collaboratively with the Superintendent was required. Positive feedback from both DTMR and Translink is testimony to the above being the case.
The contract was completed a month prior to the Date for Practical Completion and without major safety or environmental incident. By all reports the Browns Plains Bus Station Upgrade has met all expectations and objectives.
Browns Plains Bus Station Upgrade
Browns Plains, Qld
Department of Transport and Main Roads