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Reef HQ Office Demolition

Reef HQ

Office Demolition


Townsville, QLD


Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Duration of Project

July 2021 – November 2021

Contract Value

$2.4 Million

Shamrock Civil was awarded the project to conduct demolition works at Reef HQ, a set of three buildings which had been vacant for several years. The buildings were subject to water damage, and with no sunlight exposure and minimal airflow, had extensive mould growth throughout the buildings. The buildings were unsuitable for use and marked for demolition.

Scope of Work

The demolition works consisted of the following:

  • Decommissioning of existing fire panel within the Reef Wonderland Building and relocation of electrical access.
  • Mould remediation to three separate buildings, including 3 storey office building, cultural centre and IMAX theatre.
  • Erection of hoarding scaffold to the perimeter of the works site.
  • Traffic management on public roads.
  • Vibration monitoring to adjacent structures.
  • Safe demolition of all structures to slab level.
  • Installation of semi-permanent hoarding fence with vehicle access gates and pedestrian access gates.

Project Complications & Achievements

The project was completed on time and within budget. As the project was adjacent to the creek’s edge there was a spotlight on the possible environmental impacts the project could have. Erosion and sediment control was managed in the form of scaffold fitted with spider mesh to prevent contamination of the creek. The project was completed without environment incident. Stakeholders such as private residents and business in the area were informed of the works prior to commencement – works were completed without complaint and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
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