Landfill ESC Auditing – Pierce Avenue, Bells Creek

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council (Council) undertook the construction of a leachate cut-off wall and associated leachate management works at the Pierce Avenue Landfill, Bells Creek.

Council entered into a contract to construct a 780m long sub surface cement bentonite cut-off wall and toe bund, leachate rising main and pump well, sediment pond, access track and associated infrastructure. The cut-off wall, once constructed, will minimise off-site migration of ground and surface waters. The main purpose of the project is to bring the site up to modern best practice landfilling standards. Including optimising the landfills operational performance to decrease leachate generation while increasing the recovery of leachate for disposal to a licenced sewerage treatment plant.

Council engaged Projex Partners to be the Principals Representative for Sediment and Erosion Control Inspection and Auditing for the duration of the construction period of the contract.

Mooloolaba Beach Sand Reclamation Pipeline

Projex Partners was engaged by Sunshine Coast Council to design, document and certify a buried Sand reclamation (dredging) pipeline. The pipeline was designed to allow rapid deployment of the dredge at the harbour mouth and to provide for sand re-nourishment to the Mooloolaba Beach. The project extended from the Mooloolaba Spit to the surf club at a distance of 1.5 km. Due to cost of the project, the project was staged to meet with councils budgetary constraints.

The pipeline was a 400DN polyethylene pipeline, selected for its toughness and flexibility. To provide a resilient design the pipeline was buried at 2m below the eroded beach level. This also served to improve public safety and aesthetics. To provide further resilience the pipeline was anchored along the beach to secure the pipeline; in the event the beach is eroded in extreme weather event.

The design featured regular buried discharge points (located by GPS) and breakout points to allow insertion of a booster pump.

Abbot Point Quarry

Third party audit of a contractor Stormwater Management Plan and Erosion and Sediment Control Plan in accordance with the environmental approvals for a proposed quarry.

Narangba Industrial Estate

Development advisor and designer for lot improvement works involving the remediation of the site from its former use as a tannery.

Project value: $1.5 Million