Ferrycarrig carried out heritage investigation works and complex multi-disciplinary utility relocations, protections, and condition assessments for high-valued assets such as power, telecommunications fibers, gas, water, and sewer.
Ferrycarrig also delivered several weekend intersection shutdowns in the heart of the CBD to facilitate track slab construction, smart pole installation, and public domain completion.
Ferrycarrig carried out the following scope of works on the project:
- Ausgrid electrical utility relocations
- Excavation, supply, and installation of conduits, backfill of trenches, cleaning and testing of conduits was carried out as per Ausgrid designs
- Removal of overheads cables, removal of streetlights, removal of poles, relocation of poles
- GIS Survey and Asbuilt surveys were carried out as per Ausgrid specification and Ausgrid design
- Supply, installation, and jointing of all cables as per design drawing
- Restoration of affected areas including roadways and paved footways
- Disconnection and reconnection of existing property to new Ausgrid distribution mains
- Management of outages and community notifications
- Upgrade of footpath along the Sydney Light Rail track in both City of Sydney and Randwick Council areas
- Installation of ACO drains
- Installation of multi-function poles
- Demolition, removal, and disposal of all materials from the works area,
- Preparation of new subbase, installation of pavers, bricks, kerb and gutter, and landscaping
As with all Ferrycarrig projects, our approach to achieving high-quality and efficient outcomes is working directly with our client to resolve issues and add value. The project team identified a number of design issues which required a lot of RFIs to clarify the detail. As the issues were identified early, they were possible to resolve without any impact on the budget or program.
One of the key challenges encountered was the management of Ausgrid outages and ensuring delays were minimised. The key to ensuring a successful project outcome was to be aware of the Ausgrid processes and procedures, giving adequate notice for inspections, and completing preparatory works so connections and jointing works could be completed in the condensed time frame of an outage.
Issues with cadastral boundaries and easements were picked up by the project team and information relayed back to the designers and clients so they could be resolved. Another key success factor was the Ferrycarrig team approach to safety, working in the vicinity of underground services, avoiding any live services, and using temporary works designs that worked with the site conditions.