NDRRA, Bundaberg Region Pavement Stabilisation
Due to significant damage caused by the major flood events of 2011, Bundaberg Regional Council engaged CMC to undertake the NDRRA Stabilisation Package to rehabilitate and reconstruct essential Council infrastructure. To deliver efficiencies, certainty of program and costs, and minimal community disruption, CMC was subsequently awarded a concurrent NDRRA contract – the $20.2 million NDRRA, Bundaberg Region North South Package.
The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) is a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments.
Works primarily involved insitu stabilisation of the road surface using cement or cementitious blends, across approximately 248 sites in the Bundaberg region.
Works included major and minor patching, concrete floodways, culvert remediation and maintenance, pavement spray seals, asphalt overlays and stabilisation. Some roads required full reconstruction with lengths varying from two to five kilometres.
After the January 2013 Australia Day flood disaster, CMC worked closely with the Bundaberg Regional Council to reschedule the works and minimise impacts on the works program.
HIGHLIGHTS & OUTCOMES
Engaged over 200 local people to undertake the works including subcontractors.
Worked closely with local indigenous organisation, Gidarjil, and placed four trainees on the project to complete Cert II in Construction.
Engaged a dedicated community liaison officer to facilitate sustained communication between key stakeholders including Bundaberg Sugar, the community, and CMC.
Jointly inspected sites with Council to agree scope and determine site specific treatments.
Maintained high productivity and worked closely with the client to close out works.
Managed the varying safety demands across multiple locations with zero LTIs recorded.