Point Lookout Water Bore

About the project

An existing water bore, supplying the water for the Point Lookout Water Treatment Plant, was damaged and required replacement.

Key Capabilities

Project Location

North Stradbroke Island, Queensland

Client Name

Seqwater

Project Duration

February 2020 - June 2020

Project scope

  • Mechanical, civil, structural and electrical design of the new water bore, including of interconnecting pipework to existing DN300 water main, concrete plinth, retaining wall, fencing and a new electrical isolator box
  • Drilling and installation of new PVC casing and a 316SS screen for the new bore
  • Mechanical works including above and below ground pipework
  • All civil works including concrete slab, retaining wall and fencing
  • Commissioning and testing of new bore

Challenges

  • Liaison with local aboriginal community to ensure the wetland next to the construction site was not impacted by the works
  • The water released, as part of the bore development and testing process, was to have no environmental impact
  • Managing the floats and locating of large and heavy equipment in a tight work area without disturbing the vegetation
  • No information from the existing bore was available, a pilot bore and a sieve analysis was completed to determine the optimal screen aperture size

Achievements

  • Close collaboration with local aboriginal community ensuring all CH requirements were met
  • Close coordination with client to ensure drinking water quality testing and requirements were met during the project delivery and commissioning phases
  • Project completed with zero safety incidents and zero environmental breaches