Webb Dock

The $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project was an investment in key infrastructure for the Webb Dock Precinct at the Port of Melbourne. The works included vital roads and services infrastructure to enable the fast tracking of additional container and automotive capacity for Victoria. Webb Dock East is a 37 hectare purpose-built facility that has been developed into Australia’s first fully automatic container terminal.

Project highlights

  • Buffer works along Todd Road to reduce local noise and a landscaped linear park with facilities for cyclist and pedestrians linking the city to Westgate Park and the beachfront.
  • Direct on-ramp from the Port to the West Gate/M1 corridor, keeping port trucks off local roads.
  • 600,000 vehicles handled annually.
  • The completed dock accommodates increased import trade and increased capacity to one million standard containers per year.

Ballarat West Employment Centre

Aligned with the Ballarat Western Link road and residential growth areas, the landmark 623 hectare precinct offers competitive advantages to industry through land, location, infrastructure and transport connections.
The precinct will provide sustainable jobs for the fast growing Ballarat population and will help drive industry, innovation and productivity not only in Ballarat, but across the whole of western Victoria.

Project highlights

  • Plans for the precinct include a 16 hectare Intermodal Freight Hub with access for high performance freight vehicles, a research and development centre and a waste to energy facility.
  • Stage 1 of the $30+ million development included construction of roads, installation of gas, recycled water and NBN facilities, and landscaping.
  • Once fully developed, the zone is expected to generate 9,000 jobs and approximately $5 billion in economic output.

Melbourne Fruit & Veg Market Epping

Opened at Epping on 31 August 2015, the relocated Melbourne Market is Victoria’s wholesale fruit, vegetable and cut flower trading centre, and one of Australia’s largest fresh produce precincts.

One of Australia’s most significant industrial developments, the project attracted major private sector investment as part of a successful collaboration with the Liberal government. Located on a 60 hectare site, the new purpose-built facility is used by over 4,000 businesses as a base for buying and selling fresh produce for distribution across Victoria and Australia. The warehouse integrates supply chain logistics with the market, and is the largest warehousing precinct of any central market in Australia.

Project highlights

  • Construction of a state-of-the-art 120,000 sqm warehousing precinct.
  • The warehouse construction created over 200 jobs.
  • The warehouse is equivalent in length to 1.2 km or five Melbourne city blocks.
  • Over 1,800 individual buyers representing grocers, supermarkets, restaurants and food processors, source their produce direct from the market.

Melbourne Park Stage 2

The Melbourne Park redevelopment secures the future of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The project, which is worth more than $700 million, has created the best facilities of any Grand Slam venue in the world. Melbourne Park is the only such venue with three retractable roof arenas, effectively weatherproofing the Australian Open.

Stage 2 of the redevelopment has focused on the upgrade of facilities and amenities, with an emphasis on the comfort of patrons with more open space and shade, increased seating capacity, better public transport connections and easier movement in and around the precinct.

Project highlights

  • Significant upgrades to Rod Laver arena, including a new eastern-facing annex, expanded public concourse spaces, accessible entrances, back-of-house improvements and a new temporary stage with enhanced load bearing and retractable seating.
  • A new Batman Avenue bridge to improve connections from the city to the precinct.
  • New headquarters for Tennis Australia and Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust, which will also be used as temporary media and broadcast facilities for the Australian Open.

Shrine of Remembrance

The $45 million redevelopment of Victoria’s most significant war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance has won numerous design and architectural awards. Complementing the original 1920’s design, the project featured new exhibition and educational spaces, the extension of the under croft area of the Shrine and construction of two new courtyards. It was completed ahead of schedule and in time for the ANZAC centenary in April 2015.

Project highlights

  • The centrepiece of the project, the Galleries of Remembrance commemorating the centenary of the commencement of World War I.
  • Creation of a digital Roll of Honour for Victorians who enlisted in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
  • Display area for lifeboat used in the Gallipoli landings, on long term loan from the Australian War Memorial.
  • A new lecture theatre and expanded educational facilities to cater for over 50,000 students annually to help them engage with and learn about our service men and women.
  • Over 1 million people are expected to visit the Shrine annually by 2020.

VEMTC

Officially opened in July 2014, this $109 million state-of-the-art training facility in Craigieburn is a benchmark for emergency services training excellence across Australia and has gained international recognition. The $30 million Victoria Police Operational Tactics and Safety Training facility located adjacent to the VEMTC was also completed later that year.

The site offers personnel the opportunity to take part in emergency scenarios such as searching collapsed buildings, carrying out road rescues and fighting a multi-level fire in realistic settings that include shops, vehicles, tunnels and a petrochemical site. An educational facility is on site and includes classrooms, a science room, breathing apparatus rooms and a command control centre.

The centre caters for both career and volunteer emergency service personnel from agencies including the MFB, CFA, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, SES and the Department of Environment & Primary Industries.

Project highlights

  • Construction of a world class facility to provide trainees with access to realistic emergency scenarios, allowing training to the highest of standards.
  • 18.6 hectare site allows for future growth and development.
  • VEMTC delivers benchmark training excellence.
  • Project delivered on time and on budget.