Supporting Central Queensland Water Security

Environmental best practice and regulatory compliance is a crucial issue for Queensland with wide community expectation that Government agencies will build, operate and maintain public assets to ensure the ongoing public and environmental health of our State and its long-term growth and development. As Rockhampton City Council and designers AECOM explore options to upgrade the North Rockhampton Sewerage Treatment Plant, Fission was engaged to provide cost estimating and constructability services to support its development.

With Council wishing to upgrade the existing sewage treatment plant and provide both hydraulic capacity and process improvement enhancements to the existing plant, development of a high-quality, well-founded and accurate cost and constructability assessment was critical.

Operations Director, Jarrod McHugh, outlined Fission’s role, “We are delighted to be involved in the development of a critical infrastructure asset for Rockhampton Regional Council.”

“Our team of experienced inhouse construction and engineering professionals have significant experience supporting water infrastructure, having delivered waste and potable water projects across Australia. Bringing their experience to bear on this project, we focussed on ensuring that the project business case costs estimates were founded on actual construction experience and methodologies to ensure the accuracy of the estimate and thoroughly capture potential risks. It also provided a good opportunity to engage with local Suppliers”.

“A critical aspect of working with water projects is the requirement to allow for a multi-disciplinary approach to be factored into the program. It is vital to take into account the fact that the site is operational and civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, commissioning and control trades must work to construct the new facility whilst ensuring ongoing operations of the existing plant,” said Jarrod.

We are excited to be part of the development of the project for the Rockhampton region.  

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