Hobart Storm Damage Repair

Hobart City Council


Nov 18 – Mar 2020

Project Type

Government & Infrastructure

Services Provided

Project Management and Contract Administration

Delivery Methodology

Schedule of Rates

During May 2018, the City of Hobart experienced an extreme weather event that resulted in various levels of damage to the cities infrastructure. This damage included infrastructure within the 4,600 hectares of managed bushland across ten separate bushland reserves, ranging from fire trails, walking tracks, pedestrian bridges & rock-climbing walls. Accuraco was engaged to provide Project Management services to scope, procure and deliver the repair works on these assets.

Once engaged, Accuraco undertook a desktop review of damage assessment records, followed by site inspections to confirm damage and refine scope. Planning and high level scoping was then carried out, and work packages were put out to tender.

Accuraco structured the contracts in such a way that allowed for:

  • Early contractor involvement
  • Efficiency in scoping given the large geographical spread of assets
  • Priority works to begin before planned burns and wet weather
  • Flexible scope management & contract works delivery

Given the public nature of these assets, a large number of stakeholders were to be considered including Council, Wellington Park Trust, Authorities, Bushcare Groups, Mountain Bikers, Trail Runners and Bushwalkers, and the general public. A key aspect of this project was the funding, which was provided by Natural Disaster Recovery Relief Arrangement (NDRRA). This meant careful scope management was required to ensure the NDRAA that funds were being used for the repair of assets only, with improvements only allowed in some instances. This required accurate reporting of scope (pre- and post-condition) and costs for the City of Hobart to make successful claims back to the NDRRA.

Key personnel