2019 – 2020
ADG significantly reduced construction time and costs of in-ground works associated with the construction of a new facility, to allow the consolidation of Toowoomba Regional Council’s essential infrastructure activities into a modern, purpose-built facility.
2019 – 2020
The Toowoomba Regional Council Depot project comprised a 30-hectare greenfield development in Charlton, designed to consolidate Council’s essential infrastructure activities into a modern, purpose-built facility, providing a seamless transition between operations and site work for 500 Council staff.
The project team was required to consider a number of key elements to ensure the economic viability of the project, including challenges associated with the presence of shallow, hard rock across the expansive site making excavation and trenching works difficult and expensive, in particular for the in-ground drain system design.
ADG was engaged by McNab Developments to undertake civil engineering design work during the design and construct stage, with an aim to reduce the cost of the in-ground works. This comprised a full redesign of the civil engineering tender documentation.
Led by ADG Practice Manager Nick Ward, services provided included:
ADG’s redesign of drainage works facilitated a more efficient work sequence, enabling improved flexibility in the program of works. Rerouting the drainage around structures together with a ‘siphonic’ solution resulted in a cleaner outcome for the site, reduced construction time by an estimated three months, and allowed for more practical future maintenance.
Sustainability outcomes were also realised with design considerations that integrated the natural characteristics of the site and surrounding environment with a focus on water and energy efficiency.