Training Area Road Works
Townshend Island, Shoalwater
Augility (Department of Defence)
Duration of Project
January 2019 – May 2019
Shamrock Civil Engineering was awarded the contract to complete road rehabilitation and drainage upgrade works to improve the existing infrastructure on Townshend Island within Shoalwater Bay Training Area SWBTA.
Scope of Work
Extract and manufacture 6000m3 of road base material from the islands borrow pit. Extract and screen 6000m3 of scour rock from the islands quarry site. Cut to spoil 1500m3 on the bunker hill batter to widen and improve access to the Bunker and Lower Landing Zone.
Construction of 5.5km of rock filled table drain, 47 creek crossings and a number of drainage outlets and scour protection. The treatment of 27 culverts including the replacement of 8 culverts and 30 headwalls.
Over 5km of gravel re-sheeting works, site clearing of Dugong Airfield and construction of 14 new lay-by areas to improve driver safety on the island.
Due to the remote location of the project, Shamrock Civil were required to establish a 27 man camp on the island and mobilise plant, equipment, materials and supplies via barge while project personnel were flown on and off the island via helicopter.