1300LOCATE completes on average 6,500 jobs every year across Queensland combining utility locating, CCTV, and vacuum excavation – along with undertaking major works within prominent, large scale projects all over Australia and even Fiji at the Marriott Resort on Momi Bay. 1300LOCATE has also operated within Darwin, New South Wales, Perth, and Brisbane’s very own International Airport. The list is rapidly growing.

The Google Map that we have displayed is a live feed of all the works that 1300 Locate undertakes every single day across the state, with 24/7 updates of where our operators have been working, and projects that we have taken part in.

Here are just a few of the awesome locations you can find in the 1300 Locate map:

  • Brisbane Metro Project
  • Gold Coast Star Casino
  • Marriott Resort, Fiji
  • RAAF Amberley Air Base
  • RAAF Darwin Air Base
  • RAAF Townsville Air Base/Airport
  • Gallipoli Army Barracks, Enoggera
  • Black Rock House, Victoria
  • Queensland Rail Platform Upgrade

If you’d like to know more about the projects that 1300LOCATE have been involved in, scroll down to find the different locations and the relevant information. 

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 Planning
  • Traffic Management Operations
  • Pavement Removal & Reinstatement

Client: Destination Brisbane Consortium, ProBuild, Bennett + Bennett
Status: Ongoing

RAAF Amberley Base
Amberley, QLD

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

  • 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
Status: Ongoing

RNA Redevelopment
Brisbane, QLD

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

This site hides a number of subsurface utilities dating back to the late 1800s. Because of 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 continues seamlessly.

Services Provided:

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

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

Queensland Rail Platform Upgrades
South East, QLD

1300LOCATE were involved in a number of Queensland Rail platform upgrades and future redesigns of around 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 area, creating butterfly diagrams of all pits and chambers, and ensuring information translation to data survey was 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 their original condition.

Services Provided

  • Utility Locating

Clients: North Group, Furgo
Status: Completed – 2017

Pacific Paradise Road & Infrastructure Upgrade QLD

Sunshine Coast Regional Council (SCRC) 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 do not allow night works to be undertaken. 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 Planning
  • Survey to DTMR Specifications

Client: Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Status: Completed – 2017

Brays & McClintock Rd Upgrade, QLD

1300LOCATE were awarded works for the design phase of the Brays Road upgrade which stretched 3 kilometres from Anzac Ave to the Brays Road Overpass on the Bruce Highway, taking in 1.5 kilometres 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 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 awareness, commitment and exceptional project management skills. This project came in under budget and ahead of time. This 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: Moreton Bay Regional Council
Status: Completed – 2017

Byron Shire Council Water Upgrade, NSW

Byron Shire Council (BSC) and 1300LOCATE undertook 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 in diameter and covered a distance of 3.9 kilometres. The scope of works was generally described as a detailed service location of all services to determine the whereabouts of utilities within 5 metres of the pipeline corridor.

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, embankments, and invert levels to gully pits.

On completion of the job the client was supplied with 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 Planning
  • Survey to 12DA specifications

Client: GHD Australia
Status: Completed – 2016

Port Road Upgrade
Port of Brisbane, QLD

This project required coordination with a number of land owners and stake holders. This included Queensland Rail, TMR, Port Authority, Caltex, and included all utility owners.

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 commendations for there professional approach in not only expediting the data acquisition, but also providing 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
Status: 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 of Momi Bay, in Fiji. The abandoned site contained a lot of incomplete foundations with rebar, mesh and other materials protruding from footings. The existing sewer and storm water were missing their manhole lids, and were disguised by tall standing grass that sat at about two metres in height making the area extremely unsafe and potentially fatal. 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
Status: 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 the 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 their 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 Management

Client: Santos, McConnell Dowell
Status: Completed – 2012- 2014

Brisbane 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. 1300LOCATE 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
Status: Completed – 2011-2013

Trunk Sewer Upgrade
Brisbane, QLD

1300LOCATE were awarded this PUP contract due to the continued supply of accurate and quality deliverables supplied during pre-design investigations for this project. This contract involved compilation of DBYD plans, including research of infrastructure that was abandoned and not present on mapped documents. Meetings were held with government agencies to ensure public disruption was minimised and work time restrictions could be negotiated to reduced down time. We worked closely with the client ascertaining site locations and required clearances for shafts to ensure infrastructure, including old brick arch storm water, old tram lines and the mass of underground communications from the exchange at Woolloongabba were protected.
Armed with the appropriate information, 1300LOCATE 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
Status: Completed – 2014

Little Water St Infrastructure Upgrade
Brisbane, QLD

Prior to works commencing on the RNA redevelopment project, new infrastructure such as storm water and storm water 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 As-Built 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
Status: 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 approximately 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 Dowell, Abigroup, KBR Joint Venture
Status: 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 200 kilometres 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 passed through the pipe line corridor.

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

Client: Northern Network Alliance
Status: Completed – 2009

If you are looking to become your own boss or looking to take your existing business to the next level, contact the 1300LOCATE team for more information contact 1800 562 283 or enquiry@1300locate.com.au.