QFES Fire Station Yarrabilba

Location: Yarrabilba, Queensland
Client: Department of Housing and Public Works
Status: Completed June, 2021
Value: $2.7 Million
Capability: Construction
Sector: Government Facilities, Community
Service: Design and Construct Services

The FKG Group was engaged by the Department of Housing and Public Works for the design and construction of a new fire station in Yarrabilba.  Works consisted of a new office/sleep area, training room, engine room, with associated parking and hardstands. 

With specific acoustic, safety, and function requirements, the project team drew on experiences on similar projects to ensure the design was finalised to a high standard.   

QFES were heavily involved during the early stages of the design.  With strict requirements on their design, namely regarding functionality and WOL costs of finishes to the station, the team ensured their input was incorporated into the final design through a collaborative workshopping process.  

Undertaken on a greenfield site, the team were mindful of environmental controls and monitoring run off. The site was located in an estate owned by Lendlease.  Lendlease had a liaison contact who touched base with the project team infrequently to check in on the progress of the build.

During excavation, the project team encountered extensive hard rock that was not documented on the geotechnical report.  The team resequenced work to make up lost time due to extra excavation equipment and methods required.  Using a 30T digger to break up the rock, the project only lost two weeks.   

The project performed extremely well, was delivered three weeks ahead of program and had zero LTIs.  

Scope of work 

  • Station building design based on the QFES FS6 standard design comprising of a single storey building with duty office, training room, and ancillary areas 
  • Two-bay engine room, equipment, breathing apparatus room and station support functions 
  • Storage / support and externals, including 16 carparks, bicycle rack, flag pole, outdoor covered area, road crash rescue pad, and ladder drill platform.