Porter Consulting Engineers were engaged to provide due diligence, feasibility study, planning input, detailed design and construction administration on the 65ha site at the corner of Sydney Road and Ocean Reef Road, Wangara. The project included the creation of 159 industrial lots over 6 stages, three forward bulk earthwork contracts, traffic signals, upgrading of Sydney Road to a median separated dual carriageway, a type 90 wastewater pumping station and pressure main and other service extensions to the site.
The project involved extensive co-ordination of services and stages within tight timeframes. The project team was multi-disciplined and interactive meetings of the full team allowed issues to be identified early and potential solutions canvassed and examined. In particular, the land consolidation and likely staged development impacts on the site, terrain modelling and location of secondary drainage treatment and disposal areas and the wastewater pump station.
Shane Highman was the Lead Engineer co-ordinating all aspects of planning, design, approvals, tendering, contract award and construction administration. Jamie assisted Shane with the tendering, contract award and construction administration duties. Doug was the principal Civil Designer, and Dane assisted in some aspects of the drafting and design. UPD were the power and communications consultants for this estate and worked closely with Porters in the design and coordination of the various stages.
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Due diligence began in 2011 with detailed design late in 2011. Construction of Stage 1 commenced in June 2013 and the final stage in June 2016. Project Value $26.5 Million.
Northlink Industrial Estate