River Protection & Fishing Platforms

About the project

The project repaired the heavily scoured areas of the Fitzroy River and Gavial Creek, in preparation for the construction of the South Rockhampton Flood Levee.

Key Capabilities

Marine construction & refurbishment works

Project Location

Rockhampton, Queensland

Client Name

Rockhampton Regional Council

Project Duration

March 2019 - January 2020

Project scope

  • The supply and placement of 22,000t of armour rock
  • Installation of a new 900mm sewerage outfall
  • Construction of three fishing platforms consisting of concrete platforms and stairs

Challenges

  • Working in the tidal zone of the Fitzroy River
  • Compliance with the environmental conditions stipulated in the Development Approval, in particular constraints relating to marine vegetation clearing and control of erosion and sediment
  • The original design surface was based off outdated existing surface models
  • The required rock was difficult to acquire, due to specifications and site location

Achievements

  • Effective staging ensured the team could manage works around tidal conditions
  • Local labour, plant, materials and professional services companies were used on the project, bringing work to the Fitzroy community
  • Rock sourced from local supplier with ample lead time
  • Provided detailed survey models of the existing river bank surface and worked closely with the client to provide cost effective solutions to design changes
  • No environmental incidents
  • Completion of the works 1 month ahead of program