Location: Beach Car Park, Barrenjoey Rd, NEWPORT NSW Client: Northern Beaches Council Product: Various (see below) Due to heavy rain, this high-profile site in Newport had major erosion problems around one of its stormwater outlets. In addition, the existing services needed to be well-protected and a full landscaping plan executed. Northern Beaches Council decided to […]
PROJECT: Recycled Water Integration Program LOCATION: Bomaderry NSW CLIENT: UEA PRODUCT: E’Grid® 3030GT THE REQUIREMENT Reinforcement for access roads against vehicular damage. Leading trenchless drilling contractor, UEA, needed to create two 50x50m hard pads and a 3.5x350m temporary access track for vacuum trucks and heavy contract vehicles at each of the project’s HDD (Horizontal Directional […]
LOCATION: BORAL QUARRY, ORMEAU QLD PRODUCTS: VARIOUS (SEE BELOW) OBJECTIVES Two basins/ponds were needed to: • capture rainwater from the surrounding land • remove silt • recycle water for use in the quarry for dust control and concrete manufacture. KEY CHALLENGES • Loose, unstable soil. • The client wanted to use leftover concrete blocks from […]
GEOSYNTHETICS IN ASPHALT REINFORCEMENT* Product: TerraGrid ®6060C Client: RoadTek Location: Rockhampton, Musgrave and High Street Intersection The Musgrave and High Street Intersection in Rockhampton had been experiencing its fair share of repairs and periodic maintenance due to soft patches of subgrade and cracking asphalt. As part of planned maintenance works for Rockhampton Council, Roadtek Operations required […]
Project: TriView® Marker Post installation Location: Toowoomba, Queensland Contractor : Torus Networks Product: TriView® Marker Posts Project Overview The Pulse Data Centre was scheduled to open in April 2018 and is a landmark as the first major Data Centre to operate in regional Australia. Torus Networks were commissioned to install conduit and haul new optic fibre […]
Project: The Future of Gas Pipeline Marking Project Overview In July this year, Polyfabrics Australasia (previously Tapex), was made a distributor of the 3M™ electronic marker range. “We position ourselves under our Dig Safe brand to be the experts in damage prevention and excavation safety in Australasia, but we didn’t have the world’s leading […]
Project: Mernda Rail Extension project Location: South Morang and Mernda Contractor : John Holland, KBR and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) Product: Overpipe Project Overview The Mernda Rail Extension project was undertaken by John Holland, KBR and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) on behalf of the Victorian Government and the Level Crossing Removal Authority. The project […]
Project: Locating CSG Gatherings Location: Toowoomba, Queensland Contractor : Santos GLNG Product: SnakePit Tracer Wire Test Station Project Overview Santos GLNG contracted Mitchell Water to lay polyethylene pipelines on one of the expansion stages of their Roma B gatherings project. The first stage of the project involved laying 75 kms of polyethylene low pressure […]
Completed in 2017, Brookfield Infrastructure Group installed a 160km pipeline network in regional Victoria to supply natural gas to eleven regional towns (Heathcote, Lakes Entrance, Orbost, Terang, Invermay, Maldon and Marong, Nathalia, Swan Hill, Robinvale and Kerang).
In March 2017, Polyfabrics Australasia was contracted to supply the TerraStop Gabion and mattresses for installation on a spillway on the Northern Expressway Detention Basin. The project was the first large-scale implementation of both products, which utilised 528 of Gabion Baskets and 253 of mattresses.
Led by developer Fettini Homes, this project was a 55-house lot subdivision with a third of the estate allocated to open space. Through the middle of this open space was a drain which collected rain water coming from the estate and filtered it before running into Weinam Creek which in turn runs into Redland Bay.
A former industrial site in Waverton, New South Wales which had been primarily used as a coal loading platform was being transformed into a multipurpose recreational space featuring one of Sydney’s largest public green roofs. As a historical site in operation since the early 1920’s, the one-hectare sized platform was used to transfer coal from large ships to smaller vessels and road vehicles.
The Green Organics Processing Facility is a new green waste composting facility set up by the Geelong Council in Anakie, Geelong. It is estimated to process up to 35,000 tonnes of green organic materials per year. Polyfabrics Australasia were contracted to provide a solution that would assist with sub-grade reinforcement, load distribution and lateral restraint prior to construction of the facility. The product needed to withstand up to 35,000 tons of green organics composting material as well as movement of heavy trucks and mobile equipment.
Polyfabrics Australasia was hired by Melbourne Water to provide products for slope stabilisation, embankment hardening, and erosion control in various ‘retarding basins’ located across South East Melbourne. These were recently assessed for risks by the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD).