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Team makes a difference this festive season
12 December 2017
The Transurban Queensland and CPB Contractors Logan Enhancement Project teams have rallied together to give those doing it tough some joy, hope and a reason to celebrate this festive season.
Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker, said the teams filled 10 bags full of food to give to Queenslanders who would otherwise have very little this Christmas.
“During construction of the $512 million motorway upgrade project, we are committed to being a good neighbour by giving back to the local community,” Andrew said.
“We are proud to give back to such a worthy cause, and understand that Christmas isn’t always a happy time for some people.
“We hope the donated food brings some enjoyment this holiday season,” Andrew said.
8 December 2017
Nine undergraduate engineering students recently got the chance to visit Logan Enhancement Project worksites, getting a first-hand experience on how major infrastructure projects are constructed.
The site tour included a drive-through of the project corridor, before the students were escorted onto site to inspect piles that have been bored for the new Gateway Extension Motorway bridges at Scrubby Creek and Illaweena Street.
Students also got to hear from people representing the vast array of disciplines that are integral to the successful delivery of projects, including engineering and community/stakeholder relations personnel.
We wish the students the best of luck with the remainder of their studies.
November 2017 aerials
30 November 2017
We’re pleased to present the latest aerials of the project – watch the video below to take a bird’s eye view of our construction progress.
Working in the community
29 November 2017
The Logan Enhancement Project team is committed to working closely with the community during construction of the project.
This commitment takes many forms, including working with residents that live in close proximity to work sites and motorists that use the go via network, as well as partnering with local groups to leave a positive lasting legacy.
Watch the video to find out more.
Yellow men on-site to promote safety
23 November 2017
You may have noticed yellow, life-size corflute construction worker figures erected in various locations within the Logan Enhancement Project corridor.
The placement of each cut-out is important – it marks the location of critical underground construction monitoring equipment.
The yellow worker figures promote awareness for the construction team’s plant operators; so that the settlement devices can be clearly seen, and not disturbed during plant operation.
Another benefit of the yellow figures is that they are often clearly visible to motorists travelling through project construction work zone. They act as a reminder to motorists of the human element of construction, assisting in keeping safety top of mind when travelling through these areas.
Partnership with Logan group kicks off
20 November 2017
Photo: Members of the Logan Enhancement Project team with YFS staff and students (L-R): Justin Cresswell; Matthew Skelton, Senior Community Relations Advisor, CPB Contractors; Teneale Gracie, Stakeholder and Community Relations Manager, CPB Contractors; Tony Sharp, Development Manager – Social Enterprise, YFS; Jermaine Randall; and Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker.
With construction well underway on Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project, the design and construct contractor, CPB Contractors, is partnering with local Logan not-for-profit organisation, YFS, during construction.
Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker, said being a good neighbour by giving back to the local community is a key priority during construction of the motorway upgrade project.
“We are committed to working with our contractor and the local community on meaningful initiatives that will have a positive impact long after construction is completed,” Mr Baker said.
“YFS is a deserving organisation that delivers a range of services to the people of Logan – they really make a difference to those that are doing it tough.
”The partnership with YFS involves a number of initiatives, including providing on-the-job training for Logan locals.
“YFS has a number of trainees obtaining a Certificate 1 in Environmental Conservation and Land Management, and we are providing them with hands-on experience on a major infrastructure project.
“Over the past few weeks, the trainees have worked alongside the project’s Environment Team, assisting with activities such as water quality testing, and shadowed the various construction crews, gaining valuable insights into how major road projects are delivered.”
YFS Development Manager – Social Enterprise, Tony Sharp, said YFS is pleased to be partnering with CPB Contractors through the Logan Enhancement Project.
“The on-the-job component of the partnership offers work placement and skill development in a real world environment,” Mr Sharp said.
“The time taken by the team at CPB Contractors to provide information sessions, onsite inductions and an open and inclusive workplace has not gone unnoticed by our team.
“We are looking forward to a long and productive partnership that offers many more opportunities to all concerned. This includes the Logan Enhancement Project team offering ‘Home Starter Packs’ to make the transition to independent living a more pleasurable experience for our people.”
Convoy for Kids
31 October 2017
Transurban Queensland is proud to support the Brisbane Convoy for Kids on Saturday 4 November to help raise much-needed funds for Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice.
The convoy will start at Forest Lake on Brisbane’s southside and travel along the Logan and Gateway motorways to the Redcliffe Showgrounds, where thousands are expected to turn out for a family fun day and car show.
Transurban Queensland will provide traffic management support to ensure the safe movement of the large convoy of trucks, utes, cars and bikes travelling along the go via network as part of the event.
We’re also delighted to be covering the cost of all rides at the family fun day, ensuring families can enjoy a range of great free activities.
Sponsorship of the annual Convoy for Kids event is part of Transurban Queensland’s commitment to support social initiatives and events that benefit the communities in which we operate.
For more information about Convoy for Kids visit www.brisbaneconvoyforkids.com.au
26 October 2017
Photo: Logan Motorway/Beaudesert Road/Mt Lindesay Highway interchange – October 2017.
With clearing for the Logan Enhancement Project complete, bulk earthworks are now well underway throughout the project corridor.
Bulk earthworks are being undertaken in areas where new roads will be constructed, for example, the service roads on either side of the Logan Motorway between the Gateway Extension Motorway interchange and Mt Lindesay Highway/Beaudesert Road interchange.
In addition, ground improvement activities such as preloading have commenced. Preloading involves placing earthwork materials over underlying softer materials, which will settle over time. Preloading accelerates the settlement of the embankment, creating a firm foundation for the new roads to be constructed.
Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker, said the start of bulk earthworks is a significant milestone for the project.
“The new road alignments are really starting to take shape,” Andrew said.
“Bulk earthworks also include stripping top soil, and in total, approximately 600,000 cubic metres of top soil and fill will be moved within the project corridor.
“Where possible, material is reused locally as part of our commitment to constructing the project in a sustainable manner.”
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Safe Work Month
19 October 2017
Photo: Logan Enhancement Project workers discussing the importance of safety.
With changed traffic conditions now in-place within the Logan Enhancement Project corridor, it is timely for the project team to recognise the importance of Safe Work Month.
Safe Work Month, which is held in October each year, is about committing to improving work health and safety and remembering our most important reasons for staying safe at work.
Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker, said to recognise the month, talks were held with workers about the importance of safety on the project, specifically when working in close proximity to live traffic.
“The safety of our workers and road users that travel past our work sites is Transurban Queensland’s top priority,” Andrew said.
“Roadwork speed limits are just one of the many safety initiatives employed on the project for the safety of workers and road users.
“Roadworks on the motorways are generally undertaken at night or on weekends when traffic volumes are lower, and work off the motorways is generally carried out behind safety barriers, which provides benefits to both workers and road users.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. It is easy to become complacent when with driving through roadworks. We ask that road users always obey roadwork speed limits and traffic control signage – to ensure that all get home safely, every day,” Andrew said.
October construction progress
18 October 2017
We’re pleased to announce that starting this month, we will be sharing monthly construction drone flight footage. It’s a great way to keep-track on the progress of construction.