EcoProjects and Jumbunna Engineering recently delivered a program of works to improve the operation of the Upper Yarra Aqueduct downstream of Upper Yarra Reservoir. The project involved the fabrication and installation of fit for purpose steel handrail and walkways as well as drop-board structures. The works have resulted in improved safety and access for operators responsible for conducting maintenance in remote areas of the Upper Yarra Aqueduct.
Earlier this year our team delivered a major wetland construction project on behalf of Melton City Council in the Weir View neighbourhood. Melton is a growing suburb on Melbourne’s western fringe and the development of constructed wetlands in this area aims to improve water quality and reduce the impacts of development on local waterways. Working over a period of three months our team trimmed and reshaped existing bulk earthworks, rectified a sediment detention pond and completed rock work and lining of the wetlands. New drainage pipes were laid to manage water level and flows and a maintenance track was constructed to provide access.
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Client: Great Ocean Road Coast Committee Type: Public Infrastructure Timing: March 2018 EcoProjects were engaged by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee to upgrade a section of the world class Surf Coast Walk at Demons Bluff in Anglesea. We constructed a multi-use boardwalk using a fibre-reinforced-plastic product and minimal impact methods. The works included measures to protect coastal vegetation and cultural values as well as maintaining access for walkers. By using a specialised lifting rig and trolley we were able to efficiently construct the boardwalk and prevent injuries to our staff. You can check out the construction method by viewing our latest YouTube video here
Client: South Gippsland Shire Council Type: Vegetation Management Timing: December 2017 EcoProjects were engaged by South Gippsland Shire Council to remove 50 dangerous trees from the former Allambee School site. The project involved the falling and removal of cypress pine trees by our certified arborist and experienced machine operators. Associated works included fencing of the site and remediation of a large grassed area.
Client: Helmast Park Equestrian Centre Type: Waterway Management Timing: October 2017 Project: Anderson Creek Waterway Improvement Project Client: Helmast Park Equestrian Centre Type: Waterway Management Timing: October 2017 EcoProjects were engaged by Helmast Park Equestrian Centre to undertake landscaping and waterway improvement works along Anderson Creek in Park Orchards. The works involved controlling invasive plant species, revegetation and associated erosion protection works. By working with EnviroGain our team were able to deliver a complete package of works that will improve the amenity and health of Anderson creek.
Client: Yarra Valley Water Type: Public Infrastructure Timing: August 2017 EcoProjects were engaged by Yarra Valley Water to upgrade access and associated drainage for the Beveridge pressure reducing station. The project involved the excavation of the existing material, construction of a base, followed by placement of ballast and toppings. Once earthworks were completed table drains were constructed to manage runoff and a culvert was installed to provide all weather accessibility to the site.
Client: Maroondah City Council Type: Stormwater Detention Basin Timing: November 2016 – March 2017 EcoProjects were engaged by Maroondah City Council to construct a retarding basin and undertake drainage works at Brentwood Park Reserve. (For an in-depth look at the work check out our video here) The project involved the removal of over 22,000 m3 in order to create the detention basin which will temporarily store stormwater in high rainfall events. Once earthworks were completed grass was re-established through hydro-seeding ensuring the basin can continue to be used for recreation.
Client: Bass Coast Shire Council Type: Waterway and stormwater management Timing: December 2016 – April 2017 EcoProjects were engaged by Bass Coast Shire Council to undertake waterway and stormwater wetland rehabilitation works along Ayr Creek and at Cassinia Wetland in Inverloch early in 2017. The aim of the project was to improve drainage and stormwater detention and address potential inundation risks to property. The works included construction of a detention basin, vegetated swale, rock riffles, channel modification and stormwater wetland upgrades and revegetation. The EcoProject’s team worked in collaboration with EnviroGain staff to undertake works in a sensitive way in areas of high recreational use. The team took initiative to carefully remove and replant aquatic plants, relocated eels as part of the dewatering and wetland maintenance works, and responded to the advice of local ecologists as the works progressed. A strong working relationship with Bass Coast Shire staff ensured there …
Client: Port Stephens Council Type: Coastal Management Timing: August 2016 – September 2016 EcoProjects were engaged by Port Stephens Council to undertake foreshore erosion protection in a sensitive environment to protect adjacent residential properties. The project required careful planning to minimise on-site environmental impacts and manage for acid sulphate soils. The works included, demolition and disposal of existing rock and concrete rock access ramps followed by construction of a new rock revetment with primary and secondary rock armouring.
Client: City of Marion Type: Lump sum, construct only Timing: Timing: June – July 2014 To address the impact of poor water quality and sediment transport to the receiving waters of Waterfall Creek a detailed Waterway Management plan has been developed. EcoProjects were engaged to construction 3 bioretention structures within the waterway which included importation of large quantities of clay fill to construct earthen walls, placement of rock armouring, construction of overflow pits and pipes, installation of bio filter sand and site revegetation.
Client: City of Onkaparinga Type: Waterway management Timing: March – May 2014 Thrushgrove Creek is a high value waterway that flows through suburban Adelaide. In recent years it has been heavily impacted by floods resulting in severe bed and bank erosion. EcoProjects were engage to address bed and bank instabilities which included construction of 3 large grade control structures, extensive bank armouring and construction of a mass gravity gabion wall.
Client: Wellington Shire Council Type: Waterway management Timing: February – March 2014 This project comprised of relining the invert in 40 metre long corrugated metal road culvert. The existing corrugated metal invert was highly corroded and deteriorated. The works included removal of the existing culvert invert and installing a reinforced concrete lining.
Client: Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources Type: Lump sum, construct only Timing: December 2013 – March 2014 EcoProjects was engaged to construct three wetland regulating structures adjoining the Murray River in South Australia. These structures will enable manipulation of the watering regime of a RAMSAR listed wetland along the Murray River floodplain. Works include, dewatering, site excavation, pouring of blinding concrete, placement of pre cast concrete units, fitting of regulating gates, rock beaching and site rehabilitation.
Client: Department of Environment & Primary Industries Type: Vegetation management Timing: February 2014 EcoProjects Australia was engaged to reduce overall fuel hazard along identified roadsides in the Costins Road, Upper Tanjil area. Approximately 40 kilometres of roadside mulching was conducted to a width of 6 metre each side of the road. The specified works will be conducted using a 20 tonne excavator fitted with a rotary disc mulcher head attachment.
Client: Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources Type: Lump sum, construct only Timing: November – December 2013 EcoProjects was engaged to construct a wetland regulating structures adjoining the Murray River in South Australia. These structures will enable manipulation of the watering regime of a RAMSAR listed wetland along the Murray River floodplain. Works include, dewatering, site excavation, pouring of blinding concrete, placement of pre cast concrete units, fitting of regulating gates, rock beaching and site rehabilitation.
Client: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Type: Design & Construct Timing: March – December 2013 EcoProjects has been engaged to undertake planning, design and construction of works associated with improvement to the environmental, heritage and community values of Stringers Creek within the historic township of Walhalla. Walhalla is an old gold mining town that is rich in cultural heritage and is located within an isolated section of the Baw Baw Ranges within the broader Great Dividing Range. Works undertaken of this project include site assessment and design, community and stakeholder consultation and project delivery. The on ground works to be conducted under this project include the construction of gabion basket, concrete and rock retaining walls. Construction of instream grade control structures and bank stabilisation works. Construction of a pedestrian footbridge in accordance with heritage requirements. Removal of large woody vegetation that is currently impacting on the structural integrity of existing …
Client: Latrobe City Council Type: Lump sum, construct only Timing: October – November 2013 This project involved the construction of a pre cast concrete panel retaining wall and installation of slope drainage to address an active landslip site. A series of deep trench drainage lines filled with filter sand we installed to conveyor subsurface moisture from the site.
Client: Baw Baw Shire Council Type: Design & Construct Timing: June – July 2013 Moe Canal is a heavily modified waterway that is confined within a straight channel through high value agricultural land. It is bordered by North Canal road and the canal is currently subject to ongoing bed and bank erosion which is impacted on the integrity of the nearby road and other public assets. EcoProjects undertook extensive works to stabilise six sections of the canal that were impacting on North Canal Road. The works included construction of grade control structures, bank stabilisation through rock and clay fill placement, drainage works and revegetation.
Client: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Type: Design & Construct Timing: February – March 2013 EcoProjects Australia was engaged to design and construct a regulating structure to provide environmental flows into Sale Common wetland from the Latrobe River. Sale Common forms part of the RAMSAR listed Gippsland Lakes and is one of the last remaining freshwater wetlands in this system. A number of important and significant flora and fauna species inhabit the wetland. Works included detailed design and construction of a four bay wetland regulating structure containing dual leaf combination penstock gates. As the Primary contractor we worked closely with AWMA Pty Ltd for design and manufacture of the required infrastructure. All construction work was undertaken by EcoProjects staff. Due to the sensitive nature of the site strict environmental controls were put in place. Works included dewatering of the site which was achieved using a water inflated cofferdam which eliminated …
Client: Walhalla Tourist Railway Committee of Management Type: Design & Construct Timing: January – February 2013 This project was undertaken to extend the current Thomson Rail Trail around two redundant railway bridges. The project comprised of over 300 metres of track design and construction in very steep and rocky terrain. An additional 2 kilometres of fallen tree and debris removal was undertaken along and existing section of rail trail. The project site is located adjacent to the Baw Baw Ranges National Park and contains significant remnant vegetation including several FFG listed species. The following tasks were completed by EcoProjects; Development of Construction Management Plan Obtain relevant permits and approvals, including FFG Act consent to remove native vegetation Construct new section of track around two redundant bridges Clearing of debris along 2 kilometres of existing track Construction of surface drainage systems and application of gravel to an existing steep section of …
Client: Department of Sustainability & Environment Type: Design & Construct Timing: November 2012 Works were undertaken to rehabilitate a walking track that was severely impacted by recent flooding. The site is in a very remote and highly sensitive area. The site contains significant native vegetation and cultural heritage significance from previous gold mining activities. Works including the flowing activities; Development and implementation of a Site Rehabilitation Plan Relocation of a heritage artefact (an old engine) to a heritage museum in the town of Walhalla Reinstatement of a previously excavated track to a natural walking trail Placement of large wood and vegetation for instream and terrestrial habitat Reinstatement of two river crossings Access track and drainage repairs