CLIENT: Mackay Regional Council
VALUE: $5 million – $10 million
DURATION: Jan 2013 – Feb 2014

Shamrock Civil was awarded the principal contract to rehabilitate Bridge Road and Paradise Street in the city of Mackay. The contract was performed directly for the Mackay Regional Council in association with client management consultancy, Aurecon.

The primary objective for these works was rehabilitating the damage that flooding had caused to these two roads in previous years.

The works included:

  • 725mm box-out of the pavement and re-build using a new design incorporating Cement Treated Base (CTB) and Bitumen Treated Base (BTB) in its make-up
  • Installation and testing of mains water and reticulation for the surrounding businesses and residents
  • 600m of barrier kerbing and footpath
  • Management of asphalt, concrete and landscaping

The Shamrock team successfully managed a wide and diverse range of stakeholders via direct interaction with both businesses and residents regarding access, noise and other environmental issues. The coordination of nine work stages involved a moderately complex Traffic Management Plan due to the high volumes of daily traffic.

The project had some delicate aspects to manage including the protection of electrical, telecom and water services of an unknown location throughout the work site and the removal of redundant asbestos piping.

This project came under budget much to the satisfaction of the client.

Local business owner Graeme Kingsbury of Mackay Building Supplies on Paradise Road complimented the Council and Shamrock in the Mackay Daily Mercury.