About the project
The project entailed improvements to a Queensland landfill facility to enhance environmental protection aspects of its operation. The primary purpose was to minimise migration of ground and surface waters off-site and to increase recovery of leachate and its controlled disposal.
The construction works included the construction of a deep 780m long cement-bentonite cut-off wall with an associated 800 m long leachate collection system consisting of collection trenches, pump station and rising main, and an 800 m GCL lined perimeter bund leachate tank farm.
The $7 million works were undertaken within an operating landfill facility, which required substantial communication and coordination with the landfill operator, contractors and continued public access into the facility.
BDR Projects was engaged as Superintendent and Construction Quality Assurance Consultant. BDR Projects was also charged with providing substantial Principal representative services.
Services for this project included design management, full time onsite construction supervision, contract management, administration and project controls as well as overall management of environmental and WH&S aspects.
Services also included procurement and management of several sub-consultants for control testing, environmental monitoring, survey and SCADA system installation as well as substantial interaction with Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and EPA.
The works were completed to a very high standard with the project nominated for the 2014 CCF Earth Awards – Excellence in Civil Construction. Environmental improvement objectives for the project were attained.
- Project Management Consulting
North Coast, Queensland