Winners of the 2018 Civil Contractors Federation National Earth Awards have been announced, showcasing excellence in civil construction projects across the country.
The awards recognised finalists from 42 projects in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra.
The $2.6 billion project in Queensland is the result of the collaboration between the four companies, which was constructed in six months. It comprises of a 650 metres access jetty and a 350-metre wharf, which serves as a berth for ships once the bauxite mine becomes operational.
The design concept did not use a traditional stick-built design and instead was made as a modularised facility, with the wharf split into seven jackets, incorporating berthing and mooring dolphins and six topside modules.
The company was contracted by Roads and Maritime Services to upgrade the highway and intersection, which involved the construction of a new 86 metre, four span concrete bridge over the main northern rail line.
The project also included embankment and pavement construction to facilitate an additional three new eastbound lanes, the extension of and existing pedestrian underpass and two kilometres of new shared cycle and footpath.
Two kilometres of stormwater drain was needed to reduce hazardous flooding in and around the new town centre area.
Diona Pty Ltd was announced as the winner in the $5 million to $10 million category for its design and construction of Water and Sewer Infrastructure in Canterbury, NSW.
The company was engaged by Sydney Water to upgrade the pump station in Hurlstone Park, along with the design and construction of new pressure and gravity mains.
Lucas Total Contract Solutions won the award for projects valued between $2 million and $5 million for its Bickford Terrace Major Draining Project in SA, where an 83 metres long culvert was constructed and installed under the road.
Piling and Civil Australia won the award for projects valued up to $2 million for the design and construction of a telecommunication link between Yass and Burrinjuck, NSW.