Bundaberg Ring Road

The $50m Bundaberg Ring Road project for the Department of Transport & Main Roads (TMR) entailed some 15kms of major new road and bridge construction. These works were undertaken by the SGQ predecessor company, Bellero Constructions, with Bob Goodwin as Managing Director and Mark Goodwin as Project Director for the works.

Key scope of works:

  • 15kms of major earthworks and roadworks
  • Five bridges – variously over waterways, rail line, arterial road
  • Reinforced earth retaining walls
  • Three signalised intersections
  • Large bulk earthworks
  • Major drainage
  • Road lighting
  • Noise barriers

Notable aspects of the project:

  • Large scale earthworks, roadworks and bridgeworks
  • The works involved multiple simultaneous work fronts
  • A substantial grade separated intersection was included in the scope
  • Various stages required working around and over FE Walker Road – a major arterial road for Bundaberg
  • Bridgeworks were built over the major live North-Coast electric railway Line, over two waterways (including Bundaberg Creek), and over roads
  • One bridge entailed Super-T girders
  • Several major Reinforced Earth (RSS) retaining walls were constructed, including near the live railway line
  • A number of value engineering options were identified by SGQ, including the following adopted measure:
    • Due to the prevailing construction boom in S.E. Qld, SGQ established a precast yard at our Hervey Bay depot, complete with steam curing to accelerate curing and expedite the production of RSS wall panels and concrete noise panels. This required the attainment of precast concrete yard prequalification through TMR’s concrete technology section
  • Multiple stakeholders and environmental issues were involved – including the need to work with the local Sugar Mill, local school and many local residents to build a noise barrier along a common boundary. All issues were positively and successfully managed
  • Positive and productive communication and collaboration between the SGQ and TMR teams prevailed throughout