Smalls Creek White Gum

“Tight access. Tight timings. Fantastic outcome.”

Client

Hills Shire Council

Completed

2016

State

NSW

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Pillar

Access

Executive Summary

Hills Shire Council wanted to improve community access through local bushland at Kellyville North in Sydney’s north-west. Following an open tender, Fleetwood was appointed as the lead contractor to deliver concrete approach paths and a new cable-stayed pedestrian and cycling bridge across Smalls Creek, based on our Stirling™ bridge system. With busy Wellgate Avenue and a major residential area immediately to the west and local bushland to the east, the project required clever design, careful planning and ongoing community consultation. From award to completion we had just nine months to make it all happen. And we did.

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Fleetwood Involvement

The project began with Hills Shire Council presenting their initial concept design and budget as part of an open tender process. We quickly identified our cable-stayed Stirling™ bridge design as a great match for the brief and presented 3D drawings for a solution that could be delivered both on time and budget. Shortly after we were appointed as the principal contractor and used our DesignExecute2™ delivery model to manage every stage from start to finish. This included providing complete structural engineering services, detailed shop drawings, off-site fabrication and pre-assembly (to minimise community disruptions on site), installation of the footings and approaches, and then final installation of the bridge itself.

Community Engagement

Hill Shire Council ran a series of community engagement initiatives before and during the project. Fleetwood Urban also liaised directly with local residents advising them of potential disruptions during the excavation and installation stages.