Consultation Manager Projects


Airportlink - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Thiess
  • John Holland

A mainly underground toll road planned between Brisbane's northern suburbs, the airport and the inner city.

Airport Link will connect the North-South Bypass Tunnel, Inner City Bypass and local road network at Bowen Hills to the northern arterials of Gympie Road and Stafford Road at Kedron and Sandgate Road and the East-West Arterial in the city’s north-east.


Airport Link will comprise two tunnels (one northbound and one southbound) at least 20m apart and up to 50m underground between Windsor and Kedron, and up to 35m underground between Kedron and Clayfield.

There will be three lanes each way between Bowen Hills and Kedron and two lanes each way between Kedron and Toombul/Clayfield.


Airport Link is expected to:

  • cater for 95,000 motorists a day in 2012 rising to 120,000 by 2026
  • enable motorists to bypass 16 sets of traffic lights between Bowen Hills and Kedron and 14 sets of traffic lights between Bowen Hills and Toombul
  • enhance the liveability of the northern suburbs with freed-up surface road space available for improved public transport and pedestrian and cycling links
  • provide opportunities for better land use in the inner northern suburbs currently affected by traffic congestion
  • reduce congestion-related air pollution within the project corridor
  • reduce road traffic noise for properties fronting roads within the project corridor
Iluka Resources Ltd - Western Australia - Enterprise Version

Iluka is a leader in the discovery, mining, processing and global marketing of mineral sands products.

The Company’s head office is located in Perth, Western Australia and its main business activities are:

  • Mining and processing operations in Australia and the United States
  • A royalty on iron ore sales from the BHP Billiton operated Mining Area C in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • A 50% interest in Narama Coal, an open cut coal mine located in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, operated by joint venture partner Xstrata.
  • Extensive mineral exploration in Australia, the United States and other countries.

Iluka supplies high quality titanium minerals and zircon products to customers internationally, priding itself on superb customer relationships. Titanium minerals are used in the production of titanium dioxide pigment for use in protective coatings such as house and car paints, sunscreens, plastics, paper and textiles.


Zircon is used in the ceramics industry where its opacity and hardness gives whiteness and durability to tiles, sanitary-ware and table-ware. It is also used in refractory, foundry and other industrial applications.


Iluka uses the Consultation Manager Enterprise Version for their consultation needs.

Hume Highway Duplication - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Abigroup Contractors
  • Sinclair Knight Merz
  • Roads and Traffic Authority NSW

The Hume Highway Southern Alliance duplication project is a 32 kilometre section from Woomargama, south of Holbrook, to Table Top, just north of Albury.


There are essentially five sections to the project:

  1. Duplication from Woomargama to just south of Mullengandra (11km).
  2. Dual carriageways from Mullengandra to Yellow Creek (8kms).
  3. Duplication from Yellow Creek to Olympic Highway interchange (6kms).
  4. Grade separated interchange at Olympic Highway (2kms).
  5. Duplication from Olympic Highway to Table top (3km).
ambreCTL – QLD Australia

Ambre Energy is an emerging mining and technology leader. Based in Australia, it is actively acquiring coal assets and embracing new technologies to convert abundant natural resources into high quality fuels.


Ambre CTL Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ambre Energy) is proposing Australia's first commercial scale coal-to-liquids project on a 2,000ha site in south east Queensland.


The project, ambreCTL, will include constructing a coal-to-liquids facility which will produce 940 million litres per year (ML/yr) of high quality unleaded petrol (ULP) and 150 ML/yr of LPG, and an adjoining open-cut coal mine to supply four million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of feed coal to the facility.

The project will produce more than 20% of Queensland’s demand for ULP per year. During its two year construction phase, ambreCTL will generate 1,170 jobs on average, reaching 1,880 at peak construction. Around 530 permanent jobs will be sustained during operation.

The project aims to address the increasing gap between rising demand for oil and declining supply.

Westfield Sydney - NSW Australia

The redevelopment will consolidate and integrate Westfield Centrepoint and the Centrepoint Convention Centre, Imperial Arcade and Skygarden. The site is bound by Pitt Street Mall and Market and Castlereagh Streets in Sydney’s CBD.


The key elements of the redevelopment are:

  • The Retail Podium: The existing Imperial Arcade and Convention Centre buildings will be demolished with Centrepoint and Skygarden to be extensively modified to allow for the creation of a new Retail Podium building covering the entire site footprint.
  • 100 Market Street Tower (Existing ATO Tower): The existing tower façade will be removed & replaced with a new glass façade with the entire office fit out to be stripped out and a new interior fit out installed.
  • 85 Castlereagh Street Tower (New Commercial Tower): The new commercial 27-storey tower will be built above the new Retail Podium.
Regional Planning Consultations - QLD Australia

Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning is undertaking five projects:

  1. Far North Queensland
  2. Central West Queensland
  3. North West Queensland
  4. Maranoa and Districts
  5. South West Queensland

These regional plans guide development throughout Queensland. The plans will be released as a draft for public consultation prior to being finalised by the Queensland state government.

Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement Project - VIC Australia

Melbourne Water will be replacing the Melbourne Main Sewer. The project is a planned and essential infrastructure project that will have health and environmental benefits into the future.


The construction program, running over three years, is timed to begin in early 2008 and be completed in 2011.

Work will extend from north of the Yarra at Docklands to Beacon Cove in Port Melbourne, crossing under the Yarra River at Southbank.

Replacement Flows - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Sydney Water
  • Foresight Strategic Pty Ltd

The Replacement Flows Project is designed to save drinking water and maintain river health. It will provide up to 18 billion litres of highly treated recycled water each year to the Hawkesbury-Nepean River system, replacing water currently released from Warragamba Dam to maintain environmental flows.


Wastewater from St Marys, Penrith and Quakers Hill sewage treatment plants will be treated at a new water recycling plant at St Marys.


Pipelines will be built between the treatment plants to carry treated wastewater and recycled water. After treatment at St Marys, the highly treated recycled water will be pumped back to Penrith and discharged into the Hawkesbury-Nepean River below Penrith Weir.


A pipeline will also be built from Seven Hills to Dundas to carry concentrate from the water recycling operation to the northern Sydney sewerage system.


The project timeline is mid 2007 to early 2010.

Gateway Motorway Upgrade South - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Department of Main Roads
  • Queensland Transport

The Queensland Government has started planning for the upgrade of the Gateway Motorway between Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road and the Pacific Motorway. The upgrade is needed to ease congestion, improve road safety and cater for increased travel demand as south-east Queensland’s population continues to grow.

The Main Roads project team is planning to widen this section of the Gateway Motorway to six lanes and allow for future upgrading to eight lanes.

Northern Development Taskforce - WA Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Department of Industry and Resources

The Northern Development Taskforce has been set to manage across-government planning processes and stakeholder consultation in regard to selection and development of a suitable location for the processing of Browse Basin gas reserves off the north west coast of Western Australia.

Arafura Resources Nolans Bore project - NT Australia

Organisations involved:

  • GHD
  • Michels Warren Munday

Arafura Resources will lodge Notices of Intent with the Northern Territory Government this year to develop a rare earths deposit at Nolans Bore in Central Australia and a processing plant in Darwin. Consultation manager will be used by consultants GHD (Environmental Impact Statement) and Michels Warren Munday (communication and community consultation).

Camellia Recycled Water Project - NSW Australia

The Camellia Recycled Water Project is a State Government initiative to reduce the consumption of potable drinking water by large industrial and commercial customers in Western Sydney.


Alinta will build a new 20ML recycled water plant and distribution system to supply large industrial and commercial customers at Smithfield and Camellia.

ZeroGen Stage One - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • ZeroGen Pty Ltd
  • Stanwell Corporation Ltd

ZeroGen is a clean coal power project that will produce smarter, cleaner power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from traditional coal-fired power generation.


The project is integrating the clean coal technologies of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to produce low emission baseload power.


The key objective of the ZeroGen project is to “de-risk” the technology to reduce costs and gain the required relevant experience early on, in order to accelerate the large-scale deployment of the technology in Australia and around the world - this will provide a sustainable future for coal-based power.

Melbourne Desalination Project – VIC Australia

Organisations involved:

  • GHD

As part of Victoria’s drought readiness plan, the largest desalination plant in Australia is proposed to be built in the Wonthaggi area, with a pipeline connecting it to the Melbourne water grid.


Landholder and community engagement is a vital part of this process and will be utilized throughout the life of the project.

Santos Gladstone Liquid Natural Gas (GLNG) Project - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Santos
  • Three Plus

Santos is undertaking an EIS to support its proposed development of coal seam gas fields in Bowen and Surat Basins, a pipeline to Gladstone and a liquefaction plant at Port Curtis for exploration.


Stakeholder communication and consultation is a key aspect of the Queensland Coordinator General’s EIS process.

Northern Victoria Infrastructure Renewal Project - VIC Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Department of Sustainability and Environment

Northern Victoria Infrastructure Renewal Project (NVIRP) works program to upgrade ageing irrigation infrastructure across the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District and save water now being lost through leaks, evaporation and system inefficiencies.


Water savings achieved will be shared with irrigators, the environment and Melbourne.

Surat Basin Rail - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Maunsell

The Surat Basin Rail is a proposed 210 km open access, multi-user rail link connecting the vast coal reserves west of Toowoomba with the Port of Gladstone.


The Surat Basin Rail Joint Venture is now investigating a preliminary route for the Surat Basin Rail between Wandoan and Banana.

University of the Sunshine Coast - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast

Consultation Manager is being used to train Planning and Environment students at the University of the Sunshine Coast in the course ‘Participation, Conflict and Mediation in Planning’.


It is being used to analyse stakeholder input for a multi-phase student consultation project involving focus groups and feedback forms.

Northern Pipeline Interconnector - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • SRWP Alliance
  • Rowland

The Northern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI) is a critical piece of the Queensland Government’s emergency drought strategy and will be a part of the south east Queensland Water Grid.


The NPI will connect dams, weirs and other water storages throughout the region, securing a reliable water supply for residents of south east Queensland now and into the future.

Sunshine Motorway Upgrade - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • GHD
  • Department of Main Roads, QLD

Department of Main Roads Gympie is undertaking a major upgrade of the Sunshine Motorway as part of the Queensland Government’s Infrastructure Plan and Program.


When completed, the project will ease congestion and eliminate bottlenecks on the Motorway, providing a better, safer road for a rapidly growing community and economy. The project involves:


Duplication of 7km of Motorway between Maroochydore Rd and David Low Way
Construction of a new three-lane bridge across the Maroochy River and widening of the existing bridge
Upgrading interchanges at Maroochydore Rd and David Low Way and construction of a bypass at Pacific Paradise
Duplication of 4km of Motorway at Sippy Downs and construction of a new interchange connecting Dixon and Claymore Rds.

Hume Highway Duplication - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Leighton Contractors
  • Roads and Traffic Authority NSW

The Hume Highway Duplication will involve the construction of a new dual carriageway in the area from approximately 37 kms south of Gundagai to 110 kms south of Gundagai.


The northern sections of the Hume Highway pass through primarily low density residential and extensive rural landholdings. Community and stakeholder liaison are integral components of the broad range of activities required to deliver the project.

Cities Taskforce - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Dept of Planning NSW

The Cities Taskforce project was announced in February 2006, as part of the NSW Government's Economic and Financial Statement.


It is designed to boost job, housing and lifestyle opportunities in regional cities across NSW. It will also help these cities become drivers of the NSW economy.

New Perth Bunbury Highway - WA Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Main Roads Western Australia
  • Leighton Contractors
  • GHD
  • WA Limestone

The New Perth Bunbury Highway (NPBH) is the single largest project to be undertaken by Main Roads Western Australia. The project will double the length of the existing freeway network and provide a high standard inter-regional road link between Perth and the South West region.


The project includes the construction of 70 kilometres of dual carriageway from Safety Bay Road in Baldivis to Old Coast Road in Lake Clifton. The project features 5 interchanges, 9 intersections, 19 bridges, service roads and local road modifications.


The project is being delivered by the Southern Gateway Alliance, which comprises Main Roads Western Australia, Leighton Contractors, GHD and WA Limestone.


The project is being funded by the State Government and the Commonwealth (as part of the Auslink program).

The project commenced in December 2006 and is scheduled to be complete in 2009.

Sydney Desalination Plant Project - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Sydney Water

Desalination, powered by 100 per cent green energy forms part of the NSW Government’s drought readiness strategy in the 2006 Metropolitan Water Plan.


The project comprises a reverse osmosis desalination plant at Kurnell, seawater intake structures, seawater concentrate outlet structures and water delivery infrastructure (pipes and pumps) from the plant at Kurnell, across Botany Bay and connecting with Sydney Water’s network at Eeskineville.

Steve Irwin Way Upgrade Planning Study - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Rowland
  • GHD

Department of Main Roads has commenced a planning study to investigate how Steve Irwin Way (from the Bruce Highway Interchange to Caloundra Street, Landsborough) should be upgraded for the future.

Port Douglas Waterfront - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Elton Consulting
  • Douglas Shire Council

Community and stakeholder consultation process to determine the optimum way in which the Port Douglas Waterfront can be enhanced.

Redland Corridor Duplications - QLD Australia

Organisations involved

  • Dept of Main Roads
  • GHD
  • Three Plus
  • KBR

The Queensland Government, specifically Main Roads Metropolitan District, plans to undertake duplications of three roads of regional importance in South East Queensland – Redland Sub-Arterial Road, Redland Bay Road and Cleveland-Redland Bay Road – as part of the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program to improve road safety and connections.


Community engagement forms an integral component of this program and its development. To ensure a cohesive and consistent approach, Main Roads Metropolitan District will “bundle” the consultation for these three projects. Three Plus has been appointed by Main Roads Metropolitan District to undertake the extensive program of consultation and community engagement.

Tamworth learning 2020 - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Elton Consulting
  • NSW Dept. of Education and Training

Tamworth Learning 2020 is a long term strategic project that aims to define the vision for educational services in Tamworth for the next 15 years.


Elton Consulting has been commissioned by the NSW Dept. of Education and Training to conduct and report on community consultations informing the vision, action strategies and policy directions for the future.


Consultation processes being used include meetings with all major stakeholders; including students, parents and the teaching community, and World Cafés and deliberative forums involving the wider Tamworth community.

Waubra Wind Farm - VIC Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Acciona Energy

Acciona Energy has recently commenced construction on the Waubra Wind Farm Project, which is located in Waubra, Victoria, approximately 22 to 35 kilometres north west of Ballarat.


The Waubra Wind Farm project involves the construction and operation of a 128 turbine wind farm on 36 privately-owned rural properties. Construction commenced in October 2006 and is expected to continue for approximately 18-24 months.

SH20 Manukau Extensions - New Zealand

Organisations involved:

  • Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd

The SH20 Manukau Extension project will provide a four-lane motorway connection between State Highway 20 and State Highway 1 in Manukau City, New Zealand.


The project features 4.5 km of urban motorway with two split level interchanges and motorway-to-motorway connections at each end, incorporating water quality ponds, landscaping and urban design.

Gateway North Planning Study - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Phillips Group
  • Dept of Main Roads

The Gateway North Planning Study is a corridor planning study that is being undertaken by Main Roads. The Study will enable Main Roads to identify additional land requirements along the existing corridor for future upgrades.

UBM Sewerage Scheme - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Sydney Water

This project involves Sewering the towns of Medlow Bath, Blackheath & Mount Victoria in the Upper Blue Mountains. A total of 1,200 properties will be directly impacted through property works. Many others in the community will be impacted by the construction activities taking place throughout this environmentally sensitive area.

Riverstone Scheduled Lands - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Elton Consulting
  • Landcom

Landcom is currently working with local landowners to create a new residential community in the Riverstone Scheduled Lands.

Landcom and local landowners group Vineyard Riverstone Marsden Park Developments Inc (VRMPD) are working together to identify a model that will help facilitate the development of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands in accordance with the NSW Government's Structure plan for the North West Growth Centre.

Landcom is working closely with the Growth Centres Commission and Blacktown Council to ensure that the model being developed provides quality outcomes for both landowners and the local community.

SSI Sector Engagement Strategy - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • SSI Policy and Program Office
  • Shared Service Solutions

The Shared Service Initiative (SSI) Policy and Program Office has developed the SSI Sector Engagement Strategy to better engage SSI stakeholders, maximise benefits from the transition to HR and finance business systems, and build stakeholder trust and confidence in the implementation process.

Waterford - Mt Tamborine Road - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Three Plus

Main Roads is planning to upgrade the Waterford-Tamborine Road between Plunkett Road and Tamborine Village and is seeking community views about the best route.

This project is another part of the program to upgrade the whole road between Logan Village and Tamborine Village. The upgrade will improve the road alignment, reduce the frequency and duration of flooding at Albert River and Clutha Creek, and provide a consistent speed limit.

Community engagement forms an integral component of this program and its development. To ensure a cohesive and consistent approach, Main Roads South Coast Hinterland District will undertake the extensive program of consultation and community engagement.

Menangle Park - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Elton Consulting

The Menangle Park urban release area is being evaluated by a joint venture between Landcom and Campbelltown City Council. The project has been established to look into the option of releasing the available land for urban development.

Gold Coast Rapid Transit - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Translink
  • Gold Coast City Council

The Queensland Government, through TransLink, has committed $550 million to deliver the proposed Gold Coast Rapid Transit System.


The new system will provide a link from the Gold Coast rail line at either Helensvale or Parkwood to Griffith University to the busy centres of Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, and ultimately the Gold Coast Airport.


During the next 12 months, TransLink and Gold Coast City Council will prepare a Concept Design and Impact Management Plan (CDIMP). The purpose of this detailed planning is to determine which mode and alignment best serves the local community, while also providing value for money.

Shute Harbour Marina Project - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Three Plus
  • Port Binnli Pty Ltd

Port Binnli Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the award winning Mackay Marina, has recently become the operating partner in the Shute Harbour Marina Project.


The Queensland Governnent has declared the environmentally sensitive project significant as it is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park area.


An EIS will be undertaken and Port Binnli has engaged Three Plus to undertake an extensive program of consultation and community engagement.

Western Pipeline Alliance - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Rowland
  • JTA

The Western Corridor Recycled Water Project is one of a number of State Government initiatives to secure South-East Queensland's future water supplies.


This waste water recycling project is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. This project involves the contruction of a pipeline to tranport high quality treated waster water from Oxley, Wacol, Goodna and Bundamba waste water treatment plants through a pipeline to the Swanbank and Tarong Power stations.


The Western Alliance Project team are working to construct the western section of this pipline.

Northeast Business Park - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Three Plus
  • Cardno Eppell Olsen
  • PMM
  • The Ecology Lab
  • Coffey Partners
  • Laing O'Rourke

Northeast Business Park is a proposed business, marina and residential development in Caboolture Shire, north of Brisbane, Australia.


The project is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement during which time an extensive community consultation and engagement program will be delivered. The project represents an $880 million investment over ten years and the creation of up to 9000 jobs.

UBM Sewerage Scheme - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Sydney Water
  • PSP

This project involves sewering the towns of Medlow Bath, Blackheath and Mount Victoria in the upper Blue Mountains.


A total of 1,200 properties will be directly impacted through property works. Many others in the community will be impacted by the construction activities taking place throughout this environmentally sensitive area.

Sunshine Motorway Upgrade - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Rowland

The continual growth in population and tourism on the Sunshine Coast has given rise to the commencement of an options analysis and business case for an upgrade to the Sunshine Motorway from Pacific Paradise to Yandina-Coolum Road.


This upgrade is a continuation of the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program (SEQIPP) and aims to improve traffic safety and efficiency in the Sunshine Coast area.

Railton Plant Alternative Fuels - TAS Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Cement Australia
  • Geocycle

Cement Australia is improving its sustainability credentials across its manufacturing operations in Australia.

The Railton Plant is key to the company's strategy to implement best available technology to improve operations and environmental management. The project will engage with the local community and plant employees to ensure a successful introduction of alternative fuels to Railton kiln

Goulburn Campaspe Link Project - VIC Australia

Organisations involved:

  • GHD
  • Coliban Water

The Goulburn Campaspe Link Pipeline Project is one of several measures being undertaken by Coliban Water to increase the security of water supply for their customers.


The Project involves the transfer of water from the West Waranga Channel near Colbinabbin, (the Goulburn system) to Lake Eppalock (the Campaspe system) via a 45 km pipeline.

TEJV Alliance – Northern Improvement - Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Balfour Beatty Rail
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation

The Strategic Alliance Contract of Transport Express JV is to carry out a program of major capital works on the Interstate Rail Network between Maitland and Brisbane.


The project includes the extension or building of 15 crossing loops of 1,500 m lengths, and upgrading of 18 existing 1,500 m loops and installation of 530,000 concrete sleepers.


Other aspects of the project include track improvement works and rehabilitation of bridges.

City of Edmonton - Canada - Enterprise Version

Organisations involved:

  • City of Edmonton Transportation Department
  • City of Edmonton Planning and Development Department
  • City of Edmonton Office of Public Involvement
  • Kaleidoscope Consulting

The City of Edmonton is concurrently developing a new Municipal Development Plan and updating the Transportation Master Plan. The long term plans will establish policy direction for the City while establishing levels of service, performance goals and measures.


Consultation Manager will be used to integrate and manage two complex projects with an overlapping stakeholder community.

North-South Bypass Tunnel - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Leighton Contractors
  • Baulderstone Hornibrook Bilfinger Berger

The Leighton Contractors and Baulderstone Hornibrook Bilfinger Berger Joint Venture (LBBJV) on behalf of RiverCity Motorway will design and construct the North-South Bypass Tunnel by late 2010.


The new road will connect north-south traffic under Brisbane between Bowen Hills and Woolloongabba and will provide connections to and from the east via Shafston Avenue.


Overall the project is 5.8km and includes dual twin lane tunnels, approximately 4.8km in length, will carry a significant amount of vehicles per day underneath the city, reducing surface traffic and enabling a series of urban enhancements in adjacent suburbs.

Qld Transport Bus Priority and Cycle Link Projects - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Queensland Transport
  • Department of Main Roads

Project one: Normanby Pedestrian Cycle Link

The Qld Government is developing a shared pedestrian and cylce pathway linking the Normanby Fiveways intersection and the Normanby Busway station to Roma Street Parklands and Albert Street in the city.

Project two: Rothwell to Kippa Ring Bus Priority

The Qld Government through Translink is delivering T2 transit lanes along Anzac Avenue. The project will also deliver intersection upgrades, eight indented new bus bays, bus shelters and information signage.

Corinda to Darra Third Track Project - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Queensland Rail
  • Thiess
  • United Group
  • Connell Wagner
  • Maunsell Australia

The project will:

  • Construct a 5.26 km third rail track from Corinda to Darra
  • Upgrade Oxley and Darra station facilities
  • Provide an additional freight track at Corinda
  • Construct six new rail bridges

The track will increase train capacity, improve service reliability and cater for the public transport needs of existing and future residents in Brisbane’s burgeoning western corridor.

When completed, the track will be an important link in the rail network, enabling future rail services to be delivered to the growing population centre at Springfield.

The project is part of the State Government’s South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan (SEQIP), which includes 28 rail improvement projects, worth $7 billion to be delivered over the next 20 years.


This is one of three projects that the Trackstar Alliance are using Consultation Manager on. The other two legs are Caboolture to Beerburrum and Robina to Varsity Lakes.

Beenleigh Merrimac Pimpama Alliance - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Gold Coast Water
  • Tenix Alliance
  • GHD

The Beenleigh Merrimac Pimpama (BMP) Alliance is a public/private sector partnership that is delivering an estimated $200 million upgrade of the Gold Coast wastewater network (pipes and pumping stations).

The Alliance was formed in 2004 by Gold Coast Water and Australian infrastructure services providers, Tenix Alliance and GHD. It employs around 110 design, construction, project management and support personnel.

The team is close to completing the first two phases of the wastewater network upgrade in Beenleigh and western Merrimac. Construction of new, technically challenging work in eastern Merrimac and Pimpama starts soon.

Infrastructure delivered by the BMP Alliance will cater for increased growth in the region and help Gold Coast Water to ensure a sustainable Waterfuture for the local community.

Baynton Wind Farm - VIC Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Stanwell Corporation Ltd

Stanwell is monitoring and collecting wind resource data to establish the viability of generating electricity from wind in the Baynton / Tooborac area, 70 kilometres north of Melbourne.

Newfield Wind Farm - VIC Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Acciona Energy
  • GHD
  • The Hornery Institute

Acciona Energy are proposing to develop a Wind Farm at Newfield in western Victoria.


A Community Engagement Program has been planned comprising meetings with landowners and key local stakeholder groups, a Community Information Day and a series of newsletters.


The outcomes of the consultation will be documented and submitted as part of the planning application for the project in August 2006.

Hornsby Platform 5 and Stabling Project - NSW Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Transport Infrastructure Development Corp.

Comprises the design and construction of new rail track and a new platform that will alleviate congestion at Hornsby during peak periods.


This will help to prevent delays throughout the network by separating freight trains and interurban services from suburban services.


The project will also improve capacity to terminate and start suburban services at Hornsby.

Notional Seaway Project - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • GHD
  • Three Plus

The Notional Seaway Project (cruise ship terminal and marina elements) is part of the overall Gold Coast Marine Developments.


An environmental impact study is being prepared by GHD. It will consider the cruise ship terminal and a marina in the marine stadium.

Eastern Busway - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Queensland Transport
  • GCI Consulting
  • Verb Consulting

To manage rapid population growth and increasing traffic demands in Brisbane's eastern corridor, the Queensland Government, through TransLink, has proposed an Eastern Busway linking the South East Busway at Buranda to Capalaba.


The Eastern Busway will provide reliable public transport and assist with easing traffic congestion for the majority of people who live, work, play or study in Brisbane's eastern suburbs and the Redland Shire.

Hale Street Link - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Rowland Communication Group
  • GHD
  • EDAW Gillespies
  • Cardno Eppel Olsen

A detailed alliance study by Brisbane City Council into the impacts of a new toll bridge linking South Brisbane to Milton to help address the pressure of rapid growth in the South Brisbane - West End area.


The Hale Street Link assessment will look at engineering designs, traffic and transport issues and the economic, social and environmental impacts of a new bridge.

Inner Northern Busway - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Queensland Transport
  • Leighton Contractors
  • Maunsell Australia
  • Coffey Geoscience
  • Bligh Voller Neild
  • EDAW Gillespies

The INB Queen Street to Upper Roma Street will be the vital CBD link in Brisbane's world-class busway network, making the CBD easier to get to and a nicer place to be as Brisbane grows. This link includes two busway stations-one at King George Square and the other behind the Transit Centre. Construction will start in early 2006 and finish by late 2007.


This alliance will work closely with stakeholders to design and construct the INB Queen Street to Upper Roma Street.

SBPTMS - South Brisbane Precinct Traffic and Mobility Study - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Rowland Communication Group
  • Queensland Transport
  • Cardno Eppel Olsen
  • Urbis JHD
  • McKerrell Architects

A detailed alliance study concerning the current and future public transport, traffic and pedestrian infrastructure requirements in the South Brisbane area.


With up to 10,000 more people expected to move into the broader West End area over the next ten years, the SBPTMS will provide the framework to cope with the social change.

Mains Rd / Kessels Rd Intersection Upgrade Planning Study - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services
  • Queensland Department of Main Roads
  • Rowland Communication Group
  • GHD

The Australian Government and the Queensland Department of Main Roads have begun a planning assessment to look at ways to minimise congestion and improve safety at the Mains Road and Kessels Road intersection, MacGregor.


At the end of the study (scheduled mid-2007), a preferred option for a future upgrade of the intersection will be chosen, as well as an interim solution to improve the intersection in the short-term.

Boundary Rd / Kelliher Rd Upgrade - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Queensland Department of Main Roads
  • Bielby Holdings
  • Communikate
  • Centenary Link Alliance
  • JF Hull Holdings
  • Bornhorst + Ward

Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Department of Main Roads are funding a high standard motorway link between the Centenary Highway at Darra and Brisbane’s south western suburbs.


The link will relieve traffic congestion at the Boundary Road – Kelliher Road intersection and will provide commuters with more reliable access to and from the rapidly growing communities of Forest Lake and Springfield.


The project is being delivered by Centenary Link Alliance, a public / private sector partnership.

Boggo Road Precinct Redevelopment - QLD Australia

Organisations involved:

  • Department of Public Works
  • Rowland Communication Group

The Boggo Road Precinct Redevelopment is the next step in Dutton Park’s evolution as a growing, inner-city suburb.

It is a master-planned initiative of the Queensland Government to create a vibrant urban village centre that respects the historic significance of the Boggo Road Gaol, supports innovative knowledge and research businesses, and creates a liveable, connected and sustainable urban community. The Precinct comprises mixed-use, retail, commercial, open space and residential functions.

The Redevelopment, which is being project-managed by the Department of Public Works, builds on six years of local community consultation as well as city-wide and regional planning processes to provide a platform for a vibrant, community hub.

The Department of Public Works is committed to engaging with the community throughout this project, and the Content Management System allows the Project Team to efficiently and accurately keep track of all stakeholders and their issues.