Focus On... Engineering & Public Works

  • Bells Reach — a new direction in adventure
    Bells Reach is a custom-designed playground that sets a new benchmark in adventure play. Located in one of Stockland’s residential developments on the Sunshine Coast, Bells Reach Adventure Park provides exciting activities for all ages, with age-specific play areas and custom-designed equipment that create an unparalleled play experience for families and the community.
  • Future Directions in Engineering & Public Works
    From Glenn Marshall Director of Works, Central Desert Shire, Northern Territory.
    Central Australia’s three shire councils are rolling out very successful landfill upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities.
  • Energising the Great South Coast of Victoria
    A major energy efficient street lighting project, supported by Low Carbon Australia, will produce significant energy and cost savings for six Victorian councils.
  • Maroubra kids get pedalling
    Randwick City Council’s new educational children’s bike facility in Heffron Park, Maroubra, is now open.
  • New look mall for Monash
    An enthusiastic crowd braved the ninth day of Melbourne’s heat wave to celebrate the completion of a $2.75 million upgrade of Eaton Mall in Oakleigh on March 12th.
  • Revitalising an Alice Springs icon
    The Alice Springs Town Council (ASTC) has embarked on a major community development for the iconic Todd Mall.
  • Bringing biodiversity back to the Yarra
    In 2010, the City of Stonnington began one of the biggest regeneration projects in the Yarra River’s recent history, with the next phase of work about to start.
  • Hyde Park Lakes return to former glory
    The Hyde Park Lakes in the City of Vincent in Western Australia have undergone a major restoration that commenced in September 2012 and is due for completion this month.
  • Sorell embraces innovation
    Sorell Council has taken an innovative approach to bridge replacement and, at the same time, has achieved a technological first in Tasmania.
  • Simple science reduces methane
    Great Lakes Council has successfully lobbied the Federal Government to help it and other small councils across Australia reduce liability under the Carbon Tax for gas emissions from waste landfills.
  • Bundaberg cleans up, yet again
    Following the worst flood in the City’s history, Bundaberg Regional Council has taken a coordinated approach to the massive clean up, calling on the experts to shift the more than 30,000 tonnes of rubbish left in the wake of the inundation.
  • Padre White Lookout shapes up
    The City of Albany in Western Australia has announced that the Padre White Lookout at the summit of Mt Clarence should be ready for public use by ANZAC Day this year.
  • Trenchless technology saves time and money
    The City of Newcastle has been using the latest innovation in trenchless construction technology to help maintain Newcastle’s 526km network of drains.
  • Stabilisation works protect Swan River
    The City of Belmont in Western Australia is employing unique stabilisation methods while undertaking erosion protection works along the Swan River foreshore.
  • Synthetic surface a first for Casey
    The City of Casey has welcomed the announcement of $650,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to boost Council’s development of a new sporting facility at Carlisle Park in Cranbourne.
  • New works depot bucks trend
    East Gippsland Shire has a new, state-of-the-art works depot, built to accommodate in-house works crews and associated equipment — an outstanding testimony to Council’s strategic thinking.
  • Australian innovation reduces cost of road construction and maintenance*
    PolyCom Stabilising Aid is versatile, sustainable and easy to use, making it vastly superior to traditional stabilising methods.
  • AFL/Cricket Australia Synthetic Turf Program
    Synthetic turf technology has evolved significantly over the past 10 years. Long pile synthetic turf with performance infill allows synthetic turf to mimic the properties of natural turf, both in terms of player comfort and playability. As a result of these developments, in what is thought to be a world first for two sporting codes, the AFL and Cricket Australia joined together to develop a synthetic turf program to enable the playing of community level Australian Football and Cricket on an approved synthetic product.
  • Sportsturf provides needed services*
    Sportsturf Consultants (Australia) P/L has developed a range of services which are helping both Parks and Leisure personnel better manage their facilities.