CMC is working with the Ilfracombe community and Drought Angels to support the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners: an event that will see a convoy of over 200 trucks arrive in Ilfracombe on 1 April with donated hay for the drought affected communities of Central Queensland.
Truck drivers from Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania have volunteered to make the 1,860 kilometre journey from the NSW town of Burrumbuttock, to Ilfracombe, where the hay will be unloaded and distributed to drought stricken properties.
The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners charity eases hardships for Queensland communities that have been devastated by ongoing drought. In towns such as Ilfracombe, there is very little water and limited fresh fruit and vegetables available. Farms have been completely destocked, and many families left without an income. The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners charity not only delivers feed for stock, but it provides families with prepaid Visa cards and food hampers.
CMC has been working in Central Queensland since the company’s inception. We remain passionate and committed to supporting local communities through direct sponsorships and donations, and by participating and contributing to a number of charities like the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.
CMC has been awarded the $37 million Ourimbah Stage 3 Project which will involve widening the Pacific Highway to provide two lanes in each direction.
The fourth major contract awarded to CMC by Roads and Maritime Services, this project continues to cement CMC’s position in New South Wales.
Works largely involve bridge demolition, bridge construction, retraining wall construction, ground improvement works, earthworks, pavements, stormwater drainage, shared footpath, public utility adjustments, street lighting, traffic signals, property adjustments and landscaping.
The project will involve 24 property adjustments and require close consultation with key stakeholders that may be impacted by the works. Traffic management will play an integral part of our delivery methodology and approach with 29,000 motorists travelling this part of the highway each day.
CMC was one of eight tenderers to competitively bid for this project. Works are expected to commence in April 2016 with a construction duration of 27 months.
After a successful Phase 1 submission, CMC has progressed to the final tender stage (Phase 2) for the Port Drive Upgrade. With an estimated value of $101 million, the project includes the delivery of two bridges, earthworks, pavements, and ground improvements. Construction is estimated to start in June 2016 with a project duration of 24 months.
The client’s Expression of Invitation in September 2015 drew interest and submissions from eight contractors. Showcasing the strength of CMC’s team and credentials, CMC was shortlisted to one of four invited to provide a budget tender – and has now been subsequently shortlisted to one of two who will work through the full and final tender phase.
CMC Estimator Matthew Webster is thrilled with the success of Phase 1 and is looking forward to submitting a competitive final submission.
Focused on providing the client with the smartest possible design and construction outcome, Matthew, along with a dedicated CMC team, will be relocating to South Brisbane for six weeks to complete Phase 2 with our design consultant, SMEC.