Queen Street Busselton
November 2011 – January 2012
Queen Street Precinct development
Contract Value $900,000
This project is the replacement of the existing road surface with a structural concrete sub base varying in thickness between 480mm and 150mm. This also incorporated beams with reinforced structural elements to rain gardens.
The area of the project is 2800m2 to receive concrete and 40mm stone (adhesive fixed and grouted). This project was tendered and commenced in an extremely short period of time with the contract being awarded based on the fact that The MG Group were able to undertake the concrete as well as the tiling element. This enabled there to be a single contractor acting as head contractor with all in house trades. The Shire preferred this option as this provided less complexity to the project with accountability for programming and delivery to a tight timescale with a single entity.
The proximity of this prestigious project has meant that various milestone had to be reached including the completion of the concrete roadway in time for the world renowned Busselton Iron Man to take place, as well as having the thorough fare open for the all important Xmas holiday period.
The MG Group was responsible for all of the OH&S on the site and the quality control measures that were set in place were regularly reviewed by the Shire and found to be conforming to requirements with checks being carried (by shire surveyors) to validate the tight tolerances required.
This tight program has been perfect for a company like The MG Group to undertake as the sequence of works can be undertaken to allow for the preceding tiling trades to commence whilst the sub base concrete is still being poured. The benefit again is that the trades are linked and the finishing tolerances of the concrete direct impact the tiling and as such great care is taken to minimise any delays and discrepancies for the following trade. The completion of the project was to exacting standards enough for us to enter the project into this year’s landscape awards. Our clients the shire of Busselton, were completely thrilled by our uncompromising levels of service and quality.