|Location:||Towns across Isaac Region, Queensland|
|Client:||Isaac Regional Council|
|Status:||Completed December, 2018|
|Service:||Bulk Earthworks, Concrete, Drainage, Pavements|
The FKG Group’s civil engineering team was engaged by the Isaac Regional Council to perform road restoration works at multiple sites across the Isaac Region. Following the destructive Tropical Cyclone Debbie and excessive rain in 2016 and 2017, many roads were left damaged and in dire need of major rectification works.
Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland State Government Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), the civil engineering team completed works across 205 roads in 17 towns – a total of 4,457 sites across 706km of roads. The towns where roads underwent restoration works included Carmila, Clairview, Clarke Creek, Clermont, Coppabella, Dysart, Flaggy Rock, Glenden, Greenhill, Ilbilbie, Kilcummin, Middlemount, Mackenzie Creek, Moranbah, Nebo, St Lawrence, and Valkyrie.
The extensive scope of works included gravel road re-sheeting and formation grading, pavement repairs, repair of scour damage to road formation, table drains and culvert structures, and reconstruction of causeways and flood ways. The team focused on alerting surrounding communities to construction works in order to safeguard the traffic management throughout the duration of the roadworks, and built rapport in local townships.
The project had a requirement to spend a minimum of 25% on local content in the greater Whitsunday region. The team proudly achieved 70% through engaging local suppliers for the work force, equipment and gravel materials.
Given the remote location of some of the sites, the team was also required to put plans in place to manage the fatigue of site workers. Mobile camps were set up to reduce the extended travel time for employees, and smaller local crews made logistics easier.