Transport and Main Roads received $296m to construct a high-level flood access between the Burnett Highway and Yeppen Roundabout, south of Rockhampton.
|Name||Yeppen South Project|
|Services Provided||Contract Administration|
|Civil Support Role||
|Client||Transport and Main Roads|
|Construction Type||80% Greenfield – 20% Brownfield|
|Construction Period||Dec 2013 – est. Dec 2015|
Transport and Main Roads received $296m to construct a high-level flood access between the Burnett Highway and Yeppen Roundabout, south of Rockhampton. The Yeppen South Project is designed to integrate with the Yeppen North Project to improve flood immunity across the 2.8km Yeppen floodplain on Rockhampton’s southern approaches. Construction was originally expected to be completed in 2016, but was completed in December 2015
The length of the bridges is such that the full range of activities from piling through to superstructure, and all activities in between, are running concurrently. As well as the site construction activities there are piles and T girders being supplied from 3 different casting yard locations. Civil Support were sub-contracted to provide staff to fill some of the key roles in the contract administration team including the role of Superintendent.
Under these challenging conditions the Superintendent, Civil Support, has achieved a high standard of timely surveillance via constant assessment of the Contractor’s program, identifying resourcing needs and ensuring Contract Administration and Verification (CAV) staff are allocated specific duties in areas of responsibility. Part of this approach is assigning our Senior project engineer to the sole task of managing the high volume of RFI’s generated by the Contractor and appointing key CAV team staff to manage individual elements of construction such as, precast, substructure, super structure, earthworks and so on. This ensures a focussed effort on all of the key elements and reduces any doubling or blurring of definition in roles and responsibilities and provides the Contractor with defined points of contact for individual issues.
The project was completed in December 2015 well below budget and has delivered the longest bridge on the Bruce Highway.