GBA completed the Design, Tender and Project Management on the brand new bore between Birdsville and Windorah. The 1500m deep bore was constructed by Waterdrill Australia, to provide a water point along the Birdsville - Windorah Rd for road maintenance purposes. The water is over 100°C!
GBA worked closely with Isaac Regional Council to plan and develop the site layout and the multi-functional announcer's box which includes a kiosk, a first aid room and a VIP room, as well as a future shade structure over the grandstand, to achieve the best possible outcome while overcoming several site constraints such as existing underground and overhead services.
Barcaldine Regional Council opened the new Aramac Aquatic Centre in September 2018. The facility features a 25m pool, an aquatic play splash pad, a kiosk and refurbished public amenities. George Bourne and Associates provided project management services for the delivery of the facility.
Central Highlands Regional Council made a decision to upgrade the "at level" creek crossings on the Carnarvon Gorge road. The Contractor was procured by Council through a Design and Construct tender process, with GBA assisting the contract administration for the delivery of the project.
IPWEA CQ Branch, in partnership with George Bourne and Associates held their branch conference in Barcaldine between the 13th and 15th June. The conference commenced with technical tours to the 78,400 panel solar farm and the Department of Main Roads Soils lab. The papers were diverse and interesting, including presentations from the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland, Queensland Reconstruction Authority, and some of GBA’s young engineers, who have moved to the West and made Barcaldine their home. The 87 registered delegates and sponsors were once again treated to good western Queensland hospitality with catering from various local community groups.
The Barcaldine community has been fundraising for the past decade to raise funds to construct a facility for independent living for the our seniors who no longer need or want large homes. Fundraising activities have centred around catering for community events. Funds raised exceeded $1m in 2018, boosted by a significant contribution of $405,000 from the sale proceeds of the former Barcaldine Club. Barcaldine Regional Council gifted the land in Bauhinia Street for the construction of the facility which may ultimately comprise 7 x 2 bed detached, 10 x 2 bed duplex and 8 x 1 bed duplex units. The focal point of this essential community driven asset is a Community Centre comprising a recreation hall, offices and overnight accommodation. Long term plans also envisage a site for an intermediate care facility.
George Bourne and Associates has been a significant contributor to this project by providing in kind project management advice as well as a cash contribution to engage the project’s Architects. The firm’s Partners see this facility as underpinning the investment provided by other programs to support the ageing population and thereby enable our seniors to remain in this very close and supportive community.
GBA are the Project Managers for the Barcaldine Racecourse Turfing project.
George Bourne & Asssociates are the project managers of the construction of the Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre designed by architect Brian Hooper.
George Bourne & Associates are the Project Managers for the delivery of Isaac Regional Council's W4Q Hardcourt Rehabilitation Project. The project involves the rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of tennis, netball, basketball and multipurpose courts in Clermont, Middlemount, Dysart, Nebo, Moranbah and St Lawrence.
This is a 3.9 km pave and seal project on the Fitzroy Developmental Road between Taroom and Bauhinia. George Bourne & Associates designed the project, and are currently assisting Central Highlands Regional Council with the delivery of the works.
This project involved Design and Project management of the renewal of kerb and channel, footpaths, median strips and landscaping to the main street of Birdsville.
This culvert is located at Abor Creek on the Magenta Langton road, between Capella and Clermont. It was part of the Queensland Recovery Authority betterment program to improve access to residents during flooding. Construction commenced in April and the road was re-opened in June 2017.
Timber bridges that required major repairs were replaced with precast modular bridges, improving access and reducing Councils long term maintenance requirements.
The Terminal building replaced a very small toilet structure constructed in the 1960’s. The new building has facilities for baggage check in, make up and drop off, as well as a dedicated pilots rooms. The large shaded open areas are the perfect place to say goodbye or meet and greet. The building was delivered on time and under budget and was designed to be robust and durable to minimise long term maintenance costs.
This culvert is located east of Springsure on Eight Mile Lane. It was part of the Queensland Recovery Authority betterment program to improve access to residents post flooding. Construction commenced in May and the works were completed in June 2017.
This crossing intersects the Dawson River at Boolburra representing approximately 35% of the Fitzroy River Basin, it was damaged by disaster events between 2011 - 2013. The new low level crossing was completed in February 2017.
The Outback Regional Water Alliance’ jointly procured a company to undertake water main scouring in many of the communities in Western Queensland. These type of collaborative projects save remote councils time and money when jointly procured.
Timber bridge that required major repairs was replaced with a precast modular bridge. This project was completed in approximately 5 months.
Works involved design and construction supervision of a new weir at Cloncurry to improve water security.
Due to the intermittent rain pattern in western Queensland the transport infrastructure is generally not designed as “all weather access” and is subject to flooding when it does rain. These wet spells, depending on intensity, can damage the infrastructure as show below.