- Client: Newcastle City Council
- Location: Newcastle, NSW
- Sector: Local Government
- Services: Project Management and Contracts Administration
- Project Value: $20m
- Completion: September 2017
- Contactor: Ditchfield Pty Ltd
This project involved the construction of a new landfill cell The project was conducted in two separable portions. Separable Portion 1 (SP1 – complete) involved excavation of approximately 1.0 million tonnes of material, and lining of a new cell to form 400,000m3 airspace. Separable Portion 2 involved the excavation of 1.5 million tonnes of material, to further generate 2.6 million cubic metres airspace.
The cell is sealed with a thick, specially engineered plastic membrane to stop leachate escaping, and with sediment basins and drainage berms to control stormwater, the cell complies with the strictest environmental controls.
- Client/Contractor relationship
- Hard rock excavation
- Weather delays
The project was complete on time and within budget.