Gallipoli Army Barracks Enhanced Land Force Upgrades

Key capabilities: Retaining wall construction; Sewerage & water reticulation; Stormwater systems; Major drainage infrastructure
Project location: Enoggera, Queensland
Client name: Australian Defence Department & John Holland Group
Project duration: October 2010 – September 2012
Project value: $4.5Million

About the project

In 2009 the Australian Defence Department announced it would be implementing a $1.4 billion Enhanced Land Force (ELF) initiative with the aim of growing the number of Defence Force personnel by 3,000 members.

Project scope

  • Over 7,000m3 of earthworks cut to fill and import of more than 30,000m3 of fill material.
  • Stormwater & Sewer;
  • Installation of six specially designed rainwater collection tanks, requiring a high degree of planning and skill due to difficult installation site locations;
  • Temporary granular pavements;
  • Permanent pavements
  • Major drainage structures
  • Retaining wall construction
  • Construction of over 3,000m2 of permanent entrance roadways and carparks as well as 1,500m2 of temporary haul roads and crane pads
  • Installation of over 1.2km of pipework for new and upgraded essential services including stormwater and sewer
  • Design and construction of retaining walls up to 3m high totalling over 400m2

Innovations & highlights

  • Delivered on time to meet requirements of John Holland and Defence Department
  • Operational Military Base – very stringent safety and security requirements
  • Completion of all contract works with minimal impact to Defence base operations
  • Works were carried out at a fully operational live ADF base ensuring that the base remained fully operational at all times and that the requirement to evacuate the site if a military or other emergency occurred, remained possible at all times