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Range Road Bellthorpe

Project Scope

The contract on Bellthorpe Range Road involved the restoration and rehabilitation of approximately 1.2km of existing road.

Major earthworks were required to widen existing embankments and to repair areas that had slipped during the January 2011 floods.

Several thousand cubic metres of gabion structures were also installed to retain the road which traverses the steep slopes of the Bellthorpe Range.

The contract also involved the construction of drainage structures, pavement layers and specialised slope stabilisation measures.

The site is situated in a heavily forested area where the protection of fauna and flora is vitally important.

Stringent environmental measures were enforced and implemented to reduce erosion and degradation of the environment.

Bellthorpe is a particularly high rainfall area and together with the nature of the works exposed the contract to further environmental risk.

The narrowness of the road and the steepness of cut and fill slopes meant that the construction of the works also posed several unique safety risks.

The contract was completed with no major safety or environmental incident and all stakeholders have passed positive comment regarding the completed works.

Key Staff

  • Ben Dyson – Construction Manager
  • Anton Rheeder - Project Manager
  • Brian Moore - Site Supervisor

  • Challenges

  • Adoption of construction techniques which resulted in safe and efficient construction methodologies on steep slopes and alongside vertical drop offs.

  • Extensive environmental controls were implemented to protect the environmentally sensitive wooded area.

  • Maintaining good relations with the local community by procuring the majority of plant and labour from the local area.
    • Project:

      Bellthorpe Range Road – Flood Damage Restoration

    • Location:

      Bellthorpe, Qld

    • Client:

      Moreton Bay Regional Council

    • Practical Completion:

      January 2013

    • Contract Period:

      40 Weeks

    • Contract Value:

      $7.9 million