City Busport Alliance
Wellington Street, Perth CBD
July 2014 – April 2016
The Perth City Busport was a complex, top-down construction project involving the excavation and movement of nearly 65,000 cubic metres of soil. GMF successfully completed excavation for the bus station itself as well as excavation of the entry tunnel from Wellington Street. One of our major responsibilities throughout the project was to carry out works within a crowded and congested area, which involved safely handling traffic and pedestrians within proximity. The sheer volume of traffic during the day made it necessary to establish working schedules, including extensive night works to remove contaminated spoils.
All work completed was supported by critical health, safety, quality and environmental management systems, including the implementation of exhaust fans underground to ensure safe working conditions. In addition to logistical issues to overcome during the day, GMF safely managed a series of complexities involving environmentally sensitive issues (presence of peat and acid sulfate spoils), de-watering issues and scrutiny daily from stakeholders, as the works were carried out in full public view.