Civil Engineering

What We Have Achieved

Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange

July 2015 - Mar 2017

Client Information

Lake Macquarie City Council

  • Duration: July 2015 - March 2017
  • Value: $26M
  • Location: Glendale, NSW

Scope of Work

The work incorporates the construction of approximately 2km of new roads which includes:

  • The extension of Glendale Drive and Stockland Drive
  • A new access road to the Sydney Trains / Downer Rail Facility
  • Intersection realignment to Main Road Glendale
  • A bridge over Winding Creek
  • A connection road to Cedar Street and Stockland Shopping Complex
  • A new roundabout connecting the Glendale and Stockland Drive extensions¬†
  • The partial construction of Pennant Street, as an extension for a future project tie-in

Significant Achievements

  • Successful opening of Project Milestone 1 ahead of schedule in January-2016, providing new access to the Sydney Trains / Downer Rail Facility and enabling the commencement of construction works to the northern side of the new Winding Creek Bridge, towards Main Road

  • Roundabout concrete supply and installation completed solely by Daracon with 935m3 of concrete installed in a series of staged pours throughout a 2-month process

  • Working above a constantly flowing creek with a significant rain event causing flooding of the bridge worksite had posed some difficulties in the bridge construction works, however did not dampen the successful installation of the girders using a 350t mobile hydraulic crane to an audience of media and members of parliament in March-2016

  • Locally sourced suppliers utilised for the supply of quarried materials and precast materials (stormwater pipes and bridge structures including super tee girders and parapets)

  • Locally contracted subcontractors utilised for the assistance to Daracon for the works including asphalt paving, kerb construction, street lighting and overhead adjustments, geotechnical and environmental professional services, stabilisation works, roundabout sculpture supply and installation, survey professional services and signage and fencing installations