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CMC’s Alex Walker Rescues Pet Rabbit From Danger!

Recently on site Alex Walker (our Community Advisor / Administrator on the Wyong Road Upgrade) rescued a pet rabbit which was on the main road in serious danger of getting run over or causing a traffic accident.

Alex took the rabbit back to her office, and nurtured the rabbit with cuddles, food and water.

Alex then used her community knowledge and made enquiries throughout the local area and succeeded in tracking down the owner.

The rabbit, whom we now know as Jessica, was reunited with her grateful owners once they returned from work.

…Alex cried a little but she’s ok now.

Roundabout sign at Gooding Dr

CMC Awarded – Nerang-Broadbeach Road Upgrade (Gooding Drive Roundabout), Gold Coast

CMC has recently been awarded the Nerang-Broadbeach Road Upgrade (Gooding Drive Roundabout) project.

This project is to separate through and turning lanes with the addition of a third lane on Gooding Drive (east).

This will include extending the left turn slip lane from Nerang-Broadbeach road (south) onto Gooding Drive (east).

Works will provide a new free-flow slip lane for northbound traffic turning left from Gooding Drive (west) onto Nerang-Broadbeach Road.

Works included in the project is to provide partial signalisation on Gooding Drive (east) and Robina Parkway (north) for vehicles entering the roundabout and new line marking and signage to improve driver ease.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Improved traffic flow
  • Higher capacity
  • Provide overall network benefits
  • Pedestrian and cyclist connections improved
  • Accommodate additional traffic on Nerang-Broadbeach Road (anticipated during the 2018 Commonwealth Games)

Works were to commence in April 2017 for completion in September 2017 but due to resumptions the project has been delayed, now commencing 5 June 2017.

However, CMC will undertake flood repair works for the Department of Transport and Main Roads – Gold Coast on the Pine Creek road with the project team.

Road at Gooding Dr 170405 Pathway at Gooding Dr 170405 CQ1032_Locality Plan


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CMC Awarded – Cape River Bridge Upgrade

CMC has recently been awarded the Cape River Bridge Upgrade project located on the Gregory Development Road at Cape River, approximately 113 kilometres south of Charters Towers.

The upgrade involves the demolition of the existing Cape River Bridge and causeway and the construction of a new, higher and wider 200-metre-long bridge approximately 2 kilometres of approach roads located 50-metres to the east of the existing structure.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Improved flood immunity and reduced road closures
  • Improved road safety and better driving conditions for locals
  • Improved access between Emerald and Charters Towers
  • Improved year-round freight access to inland communities and the Townsville Port.

Works commenced on the 3rd April 2017 for completion Mid 2018.

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Stage 2A Removal of roundabout, islands

CMC Awarded – CN1002 Wyong Road Upgrade

In November 2015 CMC was awarded by RMS the Wyong Road Upgrade.

Wyong road is the major road linking the M1 Pacific Motorway with Wyong, Tuggerah, The Entrance and the surrounding coastal suburbs.

The roundabouts located at Mingara drive and Tumbi road in Tumbi Umbi are heavily congested during peak hours, this project involves replacing the existing roundabouts with traffic lights to improve the traffic flow and safety for the 48,000 vehicles that use this section of Wyong road each day, while catering for future traffic growth.

The project involves the construction of roadworks, general earthworks, pavements, drainage, retaining walls, utility adjustments, provision of traffic signals, road furniture, landscaping, provision for bus, pedestrian and cyclist facilities and property adjustments.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Travel time and safety will be improved for traffic travelling from the M1 to the Entrance/Terrigal and vice versa
  • Property Adjustments will provide safer access/egress for residents and businesses.
  • New/Improved shared pathways/crossings will improve safety for pedestrians/cyclists
  • CMC ranked 2nd on price and 1st on price plus non-price criteria

Works commenced November 2015 for completion in October 2017.

Stage 2C Mingara Intersection-excavation works


CMC supports the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners

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 continues to break new ground in New South Wales

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.


CMC progresses to Phase 2 – Port Drive Upgrade

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.


CMC opens up opportunities for young FNQ workers

At 19 years of age, Tristen Bowie from Weipa is currently completing her Certificate III in Civil Construction on CMC’s Mein Deviation on the Peninsula Development Road (PDR) as part of Transport and Main Roads’ Cape York Region Package.

Miss Bowie recently featured in the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ December 2015 Cape York Region Package newsletter.  She provided a local perspective on the project and how it was making a difference in her life.

Miss Bowie has been engaged on the project since it started in August 2015. She has successfully completed the theory components of her certificate and is on track to complete the practical work early this year.

Once completed, Miss Bowie is optimistic about her experience and skills learned, and hopes to continue her role in the industry on other similar projects.

With an ongoing commitment to support the communities in which we work, CMC’s focus is always to provide as many opportunities for local workers, such as Tristen, where possible.

CMC supports a number of trainees across it projects, with 12 trainees completing similar certificates over the past year.

The Mein Deviation project on the Cape York Peninsula, involves construction of a 29 kilometre sealed road. Prior to the 2015-2016 wet season commencing, CMC had successfully sealed approximately 19 kilometres, with works currently on track to successfully achieve practical completion as scheduled.


CMC awarded the Wyong Road Intersection Upgrades at Tumbi Road and Mingara Drive

In December 2015 CMC were awarded the Wyong Road Intersection Upgrades at Tumbi Road and Mingara Drive.

Wyong Road is the major road linking the M1 Pacific Motorway with Wyong, Tuggerah, The Entrance and the surrounding coastal suburbs. The roundabouts at Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road are heavily congested during peak hours.

The upgrade will replace the existing roundabouts with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety for the 48,000 vehicles using this section of Wyong Road each day.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Improved traffic flow on Wyong Road
  • Improved safety for all road users
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle network.

Works will commence February 2015 and the CMC team looks forward to delivering this project with excellence.

CSQ Awards - November 13, 2015: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Pat Brunet / Event Photos Australia

Congratulations to our CSQ Excellence Awards finalists

On Friday 13 November 2015, staff from CMC attended the annual CSQ Excellence Awards at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank.

The awards celebrate and acknowledge the industry’s apprentices, trainees, schools, trainers, professionals, training organisations and employers who are committed to training and skills development.

CMC had been recognised as a finalist in three of the categories.

  • Orbus3 Award for Employer Commitment to Training – Civil Construction
  • Civil Contractors Federation Award for Construction Professional of the Year – Greg Hopkins
  • Construction Trainee of the Year – Harvey Neville

CMC’s managing director, Peter Kendall said that while our finalists didn’t win on the night, it was a great achievement to have been represented so strongly across three of the categories.

“CMC has a long tradition of training and upskilling our staff, and I congratulate Greg Hopkins and Harvey Neville for their achievement as finalists within their categories,” Mr Kendall said.

“I also would like to thank the people within our business who manage the training program to ensure that we continue to sustain our commitment to training and building a team of industry-best professionals.”

A little about our finalists.

Greg Hopkins has worked with CMC since 2012 and is currently engaged on our Mein Deviation project in Far North Queensland. He brings almost 30 years’ experience to his role as superintendent and is passionate about training and mentoring young trainees and apprentices. Greg is currently undertaking additional units within his Diploma of Project Management to become a member of Project Managers Australia.

Harvey Neville joined CMC in Year 11 when he commenced a school based apprenticeship with the business. He has since completed his apprenticeship, and is currently enrolled to complete a Cert III Civil Construction Road Construction and Maintenance course. Harvey has worked on several of our projects in Central Queensland.

We look forward to 2016 when we will be able to recognise the achievements and commitment of our staff at the CSQ Excellence Awards.