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Spring Gully Development

Taloona Gas Plant Access Road


Roma QLD


Origin Energy

Duration of Project

June 2008 – December 2008

Contract Value

$3 Million

The Spring Gully development project is located approximately 80km north of Roma in central Queensland. As part of the fifth stage of the development of the Spring Gully gas field, it was necessary to construct a new road to the natural gas compressor plant on the Taloona property. Shamrock Civil Engineering were the contractors appointed to supply the materials, labour and plant for the construction of over 6km of primary sealed road linking the Taloona Gas Plant to the existing public road (Wybara Road).

Scope of Work

  • Strip and grade 20m wide track for the proposed 6km length of road
  • Demolition and removal of old existing creek crossings, motor grids and fencing
  • Earthworks and subgrade preparation for the construction of the 6km road formation (50,000m3 cut to fill & 15,500m3 cut to spoil)
  • Bituminous surfacing (45,000m2)
  • Construction of culverts (both box and pipe – including R.C. footings, slabs, walls, wing-walls, head-walls and aprons), flood ways and scour protection
  • Embankment and slope stabilization including the supply and installation of shotcrete, rock pitching and grouted rock pitching, rock check-dams (slopes/ cut off drains / side drains)
  • Supply and installation of all road fixtures, flood level markers, regulatory signage, guardrails and terminals
  • Respread, seeding and fertilizing of topsoil to drains, gullies, embankments and batters (20,000m2)
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the temporary gas plant access road during the works, to maintain a safe traffic flow

Project Complications & Achievements

Shamrock civil successfully delivered the project with zero LTI’s and zero NCR’s. The works were performed in a staged manner to ensure smooth operation.