Grampians National Park Flood Recovery – General Bridges

Parks Victoria

Program

18 months

Project Type

Reconstruction of National Parks Assets

Services Provided

Project Management: A complete service including initial project scoping, design management and project delivery
Delivery Methodology
Design and Construction

We were engaged by Parks Victoria to deliver a program of works responding to damaged assets from floods in the Grampians National Park.

The Floods of 2011/12 caused massive damage to both road and footbridges throughout the Park, the result being that many required completely new structures.

We managed the full delivery of new bridges from initial damage assessments, new design and delivery.

This proved challenging as many of the bridges are located in remote country. Construction methods had to be tailored to suit the conditions and included the use of helicopters as cranes, and modular construction techniques.

Located in a national park, the bridges also had to meet high levels of environmental and indigenous heritage requirements.

The results were delivered over 12 months that included several road bridges, river crossings and 12 individual footbridges, reconnecting the road and walking track infrastructure within the park.

We were engaged this project due to our ability to work closely with Parks Victoria stakeholders, to provide strong program procurement knowledge and delivering this whilst meeting the insurance and government requirements.

Strategically this role fit very well with us as a nimble organisation providing specialist knowledge to our client and delivering in a regional area on technically varied works. We are also proud to have worked with clients whose primary client is the public and enhancing their experience of our National Parks.