Public Works – State and Local Government in WA
Infrastructure Planning WA
Lancelin Townsite Sewer Infill – engaged by the Shire of Gingin to continue the infill sewer programme for Lancelin. Our review identified that there would be significant cost and impact on the local community through the development of a gravity system in the established town site. The Water Corporation and the Shire of Gingin subsequently adopted a vacuum sewer system. The vacuum sewer network leading to small sections of gravity sewer was designed and documented by our office together with Flovac and Architectural Design Studio.
Shire of Irwin Local Planning Strategy – undertook the assessment of infrastructure capacity of existing services that supply the Shire of Irwin; reviewed overall road, transport, services and communication networks leading to identification of opportunities for future urban expansion and rural densification. Later we prepared a Growth Plan Options report for the towns of Dongara and Port Denison.
Kwinana Town Centre – undertook the detailed investigation and preparation of servicing strategy for subdivision and development of the Kwinana Town Centre as part of the Town’s strategy to grow and improve the central retail, educational and business area.
Avon Arc Townsite Expansion Study – a planning study of town sites in the Avon Arc area for the Ministry of Planning. Provided input on infrastructure servicing capacity leading to identification of opportunities for the expansion of each Town.
Towards Optimizing Kwinana – Major study for the Department of Resources Development to examine future opportunities for the existing Kwinana Industrial Area. Provided input on infrastructure, traffic, transport and land use to develop strategies for optimising the land use and opportunities for further industrial integration.
JD Hardie Youth Centre – provided full detailed design and construction documentation for the formalisation of the parking area along the frontage of the centre. Our engagement included preparation of both concept and detailed design for the 73 bay carpark upgrade including services location, carpark lighting, earthworks, stormwater drainage, footpaths and pavement line marking and signage to Australian Standards.
Bremer Bay Town Centre – assisted the Shire of Jerramungup to create a new main street on Bremer Bay Road including full services, drainage and car parking as part of Royalties for Regions Projects overseen by LandCorp. Provided detailed design, tender and construction administration for civil works for Stage 2 civil works which consisted of main street extension, upgrade of Garnett Road and Bremer Bay Road and inclusion of a carpark to the commercial area.
Morawa Town Centre – completed the $3.5m upgrade of the cen re through the design of a new road to divert heavy vehicles and through traffic away from the commercial shop front and high pedestrian traffic areas. The project involved extensive community consultation with the project team, design, liaison with MRWA and service authorities and construction administration of the civil works.
Batavia Coast Precinct, Geraldton – undertook all required engineering designs, investigations, reports, tender process and construction contract administration for the mixed use development to accommodate retail, hospitality, commercial, tourism and residential uses with the vision to create a dynamic, vibrant and safe waterfront precinct.
Fitzgerald Street Northam improvement – part of the community consultation and design team commissioned to revitalise the main street of Northam following the creation of a Town bypass. The project required complete redesign of drainage, paths and the carriageway including pavements. Emphasis was placed on retaining the character of the area and making the environment more conducive to pedestrians and shopping. Our innovations in traffic management reduced speed yet enabled the continuation of the Northam Flying 50 historic motor racing.
Chesterfield Road, Mirrabooka – completed the detailed design, documentation and contract administration of the Northwood Grove development, part of the redevelopment of the Mirrabooka Town Centre. The works included significant road upgrades and beautification works to the main street (Chesterfield Road) through the Town Centre. Extensive consultation with service authorities and abutting retail businesses was required to minimise disruption to businesses and services.
Porter Consulting Engineers has been engaged by state and local authorities to review or prepare drainage improvement plans for land use changes. The investigations identified existing drainage systems, assessed their capacity and the impact of further discharge to the systems. Drainage modification or upgrading proposals were then developed.
- McCourt Street, West Leederville – drainage review and detailed design of underground drainage structure for the Town of Cambridge
- Bungaree Primary School, Rockingham – carpark drainage assessment
- Johnston Street/Solomon Street, Peppermint Grove – drainage basin review
- Stadium Road, Tom Price – design of drainage infrastructure improvements for the Shire of Ashburton
- Forrestdale Business Park – review of site levels and drainage design
- City of South Perth – Mill Point Precinct
- Capel and Boyanup Townsites Drainage Study
- Broome Housing Strategy
Sewer and Water Reticulation
The Amble Water Main Diversion – completed the design, reporting and construction administration of the realignment of the existing Ø300 distribution water main which included the connections and diversions. The connections to the existing were complex due to site terrain, proximity to existing services and the existing main material however a solution was proposed and accepted.
Nilgen Water Main replacement – appointed by DM Civil as part of their design and construct contract to replace 14km of existing water main. The scope planning, design and documentation for the water main and bore feeder main whilst maintaining continual water services throughout the estate.
Boddington Water Main – undertook the scoping report, feasibility and full detailed designs and reporting compliant with the Water Corporation standards for a 4km extension of a DN250 and DN200 water main to enable further development of the town site.
Denmark Water Main – prepared a scoping report for LandCorp’s Denmark Capital Works Upgrade Project to extend the DN250 distribution water main from the McLean Road tank to the intersection of Hollings Road and South Coast Highway. The report included route selection, desktop reviews of environmental and heritage issues as well as preparation of servicing and indicative costs.
Mitchell On Avon, Northam – design, documentation and contract administration for construction of an urban renewal water supply and sewage system.
Lancelin Townsite Vacuum Sewerage and Pumping Station – Porter Consulting Engineers, Flovac and Architectural Design Studio undertook the design and construction management for the state-of-the-art vacuum pump station to service the recently installed vacuum collection system. The Practice was instrumental in the research of sewerage options best suited for the environmentally sensitive coastal area and participated in extensive community consultation and design development.
Chemeq Industrial Subdivision – commissioned by LandCorp to undertake the subdivision road and service works to allow the development of the Chemeq project in the East Rockingham Advanced Materials Park Precinct. A review of the overall sewer strategy for the area was conducted requiring extensive liaison with the Water Corporation to gain acceptance for non-frontal development and the creation of temporary wastewater pumping stations and pressure mains. The placement of these allowed for just-in-time development of specialised industries.