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Herston SRACC External Infrastructure

Herston Quarter

SRACC External Infrastructure


Herston QLD


Watpac Construction Pty Ltd

Duration of Project

January 2020 – January 2021

Contract Value

$5.5 Million

Shamrock was contracted by Watpac to deliver the major infrastructure and road upgrades package, as part of the construction of the new Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre (SRACC), which forms part of the broader Herston Quarter redevelopment.

Scope of Work

  • Enabling works at the intersection of Bramston Terrace & Herston Rd including temporary traffic lights and signalised pedestrian road crossing
  • Demolish and remove footpath, existing wall and stairwell
  • The main upgraded infrastructure included stormwater drainage, majorwater reticulation upgrades and relocation of high-profile Telstra, NBN andEnergex services
  • New pavement and concrete works including earthworks, subsoil drains, kerbs, asphalt and road furniture
  • Traffic Management included lane closures and night works to complete water main live connections and asphalt works

Project Complications & Achievements

Service locators and vacuum excavation were utilised on the project to minimise the risk of service strikes. Several design changes required input and innovation from Shamrock, including:
  • The live connections as part of the water main works required several design changes, in order to accommodate the site conditions. This meant that Shamrock had to be proactive in identifying potential constructability issues and service clashes in advance.
  • Redesign of high voltage Energex pits, in order to avoid service clashes(existing gas main) and other existing features (rock anchors).
  • The realignment of a major stormwater line to avoid unexpected service clashes and to minimise the amount of pavement reinstatement works