Projects

Queen’s Wharf
Brisbane, QLD

The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane (QWB) project is the largest heritage precinct redevelopment in the southern hemisphere.

1300LOCATE assisted with the initial design process by providing extensive utility detail. This project utilised our three operations providing a comprehensive overview of the subsurface utilities within and outside the project area. These include unused or abandoned services, as well as utilities that cross the Brisbane River from the Southern to Northern foreshore and a new route within a maze of utilities for the Energex upgrade. A particularly complex project due to the location of a lot of the utilities and the time constraints imposed on our team. We worked closely with Bennett + Bennett Surveying Brisbane to ensure all data capture was correct and concise.

Services Provided:

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
  • PIPE CCTV, Dilapidation Reporting & CS Entry
  • Traffic Management Planing
  • Traffic Management Operations
  • Pavement Removal & Reinstatement

Client: Destination Brisbane Consortium, ProBuild, B+B
Completed: Ongoing

RAAF Amberley Base
Amberley, QLD

1300LOCATE have provided services for a variety of projects and companies during design and development works at Amberley Airbase.

  • Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability Facilities (November 2014 – ongoing)
  • Air 5431 PH2/3 – Defence Air Traffc Management System & ADF Air Traffc Control Complex Infrastructure Project (September 2014 – ongoing)
  • Battlefeld Airlifter (Air8000 PH2) Main Operating Base Facilities (September 2014 – 2017)
  • RAAF Amberley Super Hornet Facilities (2012)
  • RAAF Amberley Security & Fire School (2011)
  • Detail surveys of new development sites for various security gate upgrades

Services Provided:

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
  • PIPE CCTV & Dilapidation Reporting

Client: Bennett + Bennett, Laing O’Rourke
Completed: Ongoing

RNA Redevelopment
Brisbane, QLD

This particular project will see the upgrade of the 22 hectares site that is the Brisbane Showgrounds. It represents the largest Brownfield development of its kind in Australia, thus far.

The project includes 340,000m2 of new residential, commercial and retail buildings, together with an additional 76,000m2 of new development on RNA retained land including the completed state-of- the-art Royal International Convention Centre.

This site hides a number subsurface utilities dating back to the late 1800s. Due to the previous working history of our team in this area of Brisbane, we have been engaged by all contractors to undertake exceptional locating operations to ensure all existing and new subsurface utilities are protected so the work in this large site continue seamlessly.

Services Provided:

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
  • PIPE CCTV & Dilapidation Reporting

Client: Lendlease, Cardno Hutchinson Builders, L&D Contracting, Jensen Bowers
Completed: Ongoing

QR Platform Upgrades
South East, QLD

Recently we, at 1300LOCATE, where involved in a number of Queensland Rail platform upgrades and future redesigns of some 20 QR platforms in South East Queensland. The upgrades will enable access for disabled passengers, whilst also raising the platform to meet the New Generation Rollingstock floor level.

The project involved:

  • Locating all subsurface utilities in public areas.
  • Creating butterfly diagrams of all pits and chambers.
  • Ensuring information translation to data survey is seamless.

This proved to be a challenge for the site staff as all stations were open to the public and remained in operation.

At the end of the project any markings from the locating process that remained on the pavement areas were removed to ensure all sites were left in there original condition.

Services Provided

  • Utility Locating

Clients: North Group, Furgo
Completed: 2017

Pacific Paradise Road & Infrastructure Upgrade QLD

Sunshine Coast Regional Council were in the design phase of an infrastructure upgrade and road widening throughout the township of Pacific Paradise.

This was a complex operation as the SCRC (Sunshine Coast Regional Council) do not allow night works. Our teams ability to effectively plan and execute potholing works outside of increased hazard times, and inside an already congested area as well as effectively manage the safety of pedestrians and motor vehicles whilst working in close proximity, was a testament to the company’s commitment to supplying quality information whilst keeping the safety of the public and themselves in mind.

1300LOCATE were successful in supplying information regarding utilities above and below the water table as well as a myriad of previously unmapped utilities, including local council and privately-owned utilities. This project was brought in under budget and ahead of time as well.

Services Provided

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
  • Footpath and Road Reinstatement
  • Traffic Management Operations
  • Traffic Management Planing
  • Survey to DTMR Specifications

Client: SCRC
Completed: 2017

Brays & McClintock Rd Upgrade, QLD

1300LOCATE were awarded works for the design phase of the Brays Road upgrade which stretched 3 km from Anzac Ave to the Brays Road Overpass on the Bruce Highway, taking in 1.5km on McClintock Road. A small yet challenging project with 99% of the works located within a school zone. The 1300LOCATE team had a very small window in which to complete over 180 potholes, including locating two high pressure gas mains. Sharing the environment with children, pedestrians and motor vehicles can be quite a complex and dangerous situation.

Safety and hazard assessments and the ability to co-ordinate around peak hour times where construction meets traffic and children were paramount in this situation along with the ability to produce an outcome that favours all took awareness, commitment and exceptional project management skills. This project come in under budget and ahead of time and is a testament to the dedicated and highly skilled staff at 1300LOCATE.

Services Provided:

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
  • Road & Footpath Reinstatement
  • Traffic Management
  • Survey & Data Management
  • APA & HSE Managment

Client: MBRC
Completed: 2017

Byron Shire Council Water Upgrade, NSW

Byron Shire Council (BSC) to undertake the detailed design of a new, additional water supply main to service South Golden Beach and Billinudgel on the Northern Coast of New South Wales.

The pipeline was 250 mm diameter and covered a distance of 3.9 km. The scope of works was generally described as a detailed service location of all services within 5 metres of the pipeline corridor needed to be determined.

The existing DTM survey required minor extensions in some areas and confirmation of all existing services both above and below ground, including defined drainage courses, creeks, gullies, pipe outlets, pits and embankments, invert levels to gully pits.

On completion of the job the client was supplied all information as a 12da file format (TIN).

Services Provided

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
  • Footpath and Road Reinstatement
  • Traffic Management Operations
  • Traffic Management Planing
  • Survey to 12da specifications

Client: GHD Australia
Completed: 2016

Port Road Upgrade
Port of Brisbane, QLD

This project required coordination with a number of land owner and stake holders. This included QR Rail, TMR, Port Authority, Caltex including all Utility owner.

1300LOCATE mobilised a specialist team of Surveyors, Locators, Vacuum Excavators and Reinstatement crews to capture all of the information within this small window, with minimal notice. This was completed under Road and Rail Traffic with the team receiving commendation for there professional approach not only expedited the data acquisition but also provided reliable data that required no return site visits.

Services Provided:

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
  • Detail Surveys to TMR specifications.
  • Traffic Management
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Collation of existing privet and DBYD utility information

Client: Coffey / GHD
Completed: 2015-2016

Marriott Resort
Momi Bay, Fiji

1300LOCATE were engaged by Bennett +Bennett Brisbane to provide locating and pipe survey operations on the abandoned site of what is now the Marriott resort, Momi Bay. The abandoned site had a lot of foundations left incomplete with rebar, mesh and other materials protruding from footings. Sewer and storm water were also missing manhole lids, then couple this with grass standing at about 2 m tall and you have an unsafe and potentially life threatening situation. 1300LOCATE, in conjunction with Bennett and Bennett, collaborated a safe work approach and all works completed without injury and the supply of information was provided and utilised to create what you see today.

Services Provided:

  • Subsurface Utility Locating
  • Pipe CCTV Survey
  • Jungle Combat

Client: Bennett + Bennett
Completed: 2015

GLNG – Roma
Central Queensland

This specific project included locating existing subsurface utilities for the construction of a 145 TJ per day gas compression and water treatment hub with associated infrastructure and water gathering lines at the coal seam gas fields near Roma in Queensland. The infrastructure enabled collection and processing of gas for delivery via an export pipeline to an LNG processing plant on Curtis Island, off of Gladstone.

The scope of works expanded considerably during the course of the project due to the experience in civil construction of the team. Out side of there typical duties, they supervised civil operations and external excavation contractors on behalf of the principle contractor. Experienced and qualified personnel are hard to find in remote areas, so the 1300LOCATE team are always happy to help where they can.

Services Provided:
• Subsurface Utility Locating
• Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
• Civil Supervision
• Contractor Managment

Client: Santos, McConnell Dowell
Completed: 2012- 2014

BNE Airport Domestic Terminal Access Project Brisbane, QLD

As part of major expansions to the Brisbane Domestic terminal 1300LOCATE were contracted by Laing O Rourke to control the locating of utilities for a mass of piles which needed to be driven for the foundations of the project. Due to our extensive knowledge of the underground utilities within the BAC precinct 1300LOCATE were able to provide valuable advice on the protection of the underground network and work with Laing O’Rourke on solutions to prevent utility strikes prior to piling works.
1300LOCATE were able to map the entire network within the scope including utilities below the water table, which some of our competitors were unable to perform on other projects in the same vicinity. The company was also able to expose and protect these utilities. Our company managed to complete the works during minimal hours at night, under budget, ahead of schedule and with zero utility strikes including excavations in front of the terminal access doors.

Services Provided:
• Subsurface Utility Locating
• Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
• PIPE CCTV & Dilapidation
Reporting

Client: Laing O’Rourke
Completed: 2011-2013

Trunk Sewer Upgrade
Brisbane, QLD

1300LOCATE were awarded the PUP contract due to the continued supply of accurate and quality deliverables supplied during predesign investigation for this project. This contract involved compilation of DBYD plans, including research of infrastructure that is abandoned and not on mapped documents. Meetings where held with Government Agencies to ensure public disruption was minimised and work time restrictions could be negotiated to minimised down time. We worked closely with the client ascertaining site locations and required clearances for shafts to ensure
infrastructure including old brick arch stormwater, old tram lines and the mass of underground communications from the Exchange at Woolloongabba were protected.
Armed with the appropriate information we could make an informed decision on how to execute excavation, including two of the largest shafts for the projects. These works covered densely populated areas of inner city Brisbane to the outer reaches of Eastern Brisbane and we were able to complete the task ahead of time and under budget.

Services Provided:
• Subsurface Utility Locating
• Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
• Footpath and Road reinstatement
• Contractor Management
• Traffic Management planing
• Traffic Management operations

Client: John Holland Group
Completed: 2014

Little Water St Infrastructure Upgrade
Brisbane, QLD

Prior to works commencing on the RNA redevelopment project, new infrastructure such as stormwater and stormwater retention had to be replaced, these works consisted of some very large box culverts to be installed from Costin St to Alexandria St. Our company provided the initial utility locating, mapping, CCTV and utility exposure works in an area of the RNA with some very complex
utilities, this included old sewer connections for the Ekka, disused utilities and some very old and fragile utilities. In conjunction with Jensen Bowers we managed to create an asbuilt
of approx. 90% of the underground infrastructure between Gregory Tce and St Pauls Tce, Alexandria St and Costin and Constance St. This plan became the basis for the beginning of the RNA redevelopment and what you see today.

Services Provided:
• Subsurface Utility Locating
• Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)
• PIPE CCTV & dilapidation Reporting
• Concrete and Pavement cutting
• Pavement reinstatement

Client: LendLease
Completed: 2011- 2013

NPI Stage 2 Pipeline
Sunshine Coast, Qld

The NPI Stage 2 pipeline project connects from the stage 1 treatment point at Lander’s shute Water treatment plant (Eudlo) and extend to the Noosa Water Treatment near Cooroy. The project consists of approximately 48 kilometres of bi-directional pipeline and associated facilities. The project footprint is approximate 148 hectares, comprised of a 30 metre wide pipeline corridor plus associated facilities of four pump stations, one balancing tank and two water quality facilities.

Services Provided:
• Subsurface Utility Locating
• Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)

Client: McConnel Dowel, Abigroup, KBR Joint Venture
Completed: 2009

Western Corridor Recycled Water Project
SE, QLD

The Western Corridor Recycled Water Project (WCRWP) is the largest recycled water scheme of its kind in the southern hemisphere. It involves the construction of approximately 200km of underground pipeline, three Advance Water Treatment Plants and six pump stations forming a key element in the South East Queensland Water Grid. The largest urban drought initiative in Australia. The project has a supply capacity of just over 230 mega litres a day.
1300LOCATE have been an integral part of the underground services location team for the project. The principal aim of the work was to help ensure the protection of South East Queensland’s subsurface utilities that past through the pipe line corridor.

Services Provided:
• Subsurface Utility Locating
• Hydro Vacuum Excavation (NDD)

Client: Northern Network Alliance
Completed: 2009

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