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Reconstruction of flood damaged ferry wharves, Brisbane

Client: Brisbane City Council
Capabilities: Construction, Piling, Pontoons
Region: Brisbane River (Queensland)
Completed: April 2011

Waterway Constructions was engaged as principal contractor to Brisbane City Council to undertake repair and reinstatement works to six Brisbane River ferry terminals damaged by the January 2011 floods.  At the time of contract award, the scope of works could not be fully defined and Waterway Constructions took a proactive approach in refining the scope to meet Brisbane City Councils objectives, these works included: 

  • Repair to 5 terminal waiting areas including balustrade, roofing and ancillary fixings ;
  • Fabrication of 5 new aluminium gangways up to 24m in length;
  • Recovery, repair and re-painting of 4 steel pontoons;
  • Repair or re-fabrication of 3 pontoon shelter structures including fabric roofing;
  • Recovery and repair of 1 pontoon and walkway assembly insitu
  • Replacement of 17 damaged piles at 5 terminals;
  • Reinstallation of all pontoons and gangways;
  • Repair of services;
  • Re-commissioning of all terminals components.

 The general public had been without ferry services at the six facilities since the flooding in mid-January and it was a matter of high priority to Council that those services be re-established as soon as possible. After award of contract on 16 February 2011 Waterway were able reconstruct the six ferry terminals by 16th April 2011, the agreed contractual period.

Reconstruction of flood damaged ferry wharves, Brisbane
Reconstruction of flood damaged ferry wharves, Brisbane
Reconstruction of flood damaged ferry wharves, Brisbane
Reconstruction of flood damaged ferry wharves, Brisbane

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