Hume Drive Duplication

Location: Hume Drive, Taylor’s Hill, VIC

Client: Melton City Council

Date:  January – November 2018

ACE were engaged by Melton City Council to expand the two lane road to four lanes between Calder Park Drive and Copperfield Drive, with a section of the construction within the City of Brimbank.

Existing roundabouts will also be upgraded, traffic signals are to be installed at Hume Drive and Overton Lea Boulevard, civil works, relocation of services and landscaping works undertaken.

Both Ace Electrical Services and Ace Infrastructure were involved in this job.

 

River Red Gum Parkland Project

Location: Glenroy, VIC

Client: The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT)

Date: March 2017 – November 2018

ACE was engaged by The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) to undertake both the 1A and 1B Packages associated with the River Red Gum Parkland development of the greenfield site, north of the existing Northern Memorial Park.

Stage 1A & 1B included the construction of approximately 4,500 new monumental graves and 2,100 lawn graves, the scope included:

  • Earthworks
  • Underground stormwater drainage works
  • Concrete works, including kerb and channel, vehicle crossings, footpaths, paving
  • Construction of new roads
  • Construction of new pathways
  • Landscape decorative pavements
  • WSUD swales and ponds
  • Rock beaching
  • Landscape planting
  • Grave infrastructure construction including piling
  • Establishment and maintenance period

Stage 1A was completed in February 2018 and Stage 1B in February 2019.

 

Keilor Road Intersection Upgrade

Location: Niddrie,VIC

Client: VicRoads

Date:  May 2018 – Nov 2019

Ace Infrastructure completed the intersection upgrade works at Keilor Road / Newman Street and Keilor Road / Grange Road in Niddrie. The works under this contract included road widening, kerb and channel works, drainage, guard barrier works, fencing, public lighting, traffic signal, asphalt works, line marking as well as signage at 2 intersections.

There is estimated 7000 vehicles per day at this location.

Rosanna Station

Location: Rosanna, Vic

Client: NEPA

Date:  April – October 2018

As part of the construction of the brand new Rosanna Station alongside the Lower Plenty Road Level Crossing Removal Project, Ace Landscape Services team were working through the night on the furniture, platform tactile and concourse paving as well as the street furniture in order to get this project complete, which is now proving to be a huge upgrade for the Rosanna community.

 

MPavilion

Location: Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

Client: KANE Constructions

Date: July 2018 – October 2018

Ace Landscape Services was involved in the construction of the fifth MPavilion for KANE Constructions, designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós. Open from October 2018 through to February 2019, it’s host to a list of events including yoga, dance classes, music and of course a conversation evening event with Carme herself. The MPavilion kiosk is open daily stocked with coffee, snacks and licenced beverages. An iconic Melbourne event which we are very proud to be a part of.

Cowes Jetty Triangle

Location: Phillip Island, Victoria

Client: Bass Coast Council

Date: October 2017 – September 2018

As part of the Phillip Island Cowes Revitalisation Project, ACE undertook the redevelopment of the Jetty Triangle. ACE’s scope for this design and construction project included demolition of the existing facilities, installation of terraced, grassed areas for community events, new pathways and landscaping. Accessibility for all persons will be a significant feature of the project.  Ace is proud to have been a part of this exciting project that will surely enhance the infrastructure for the local community.

Cowes Jetty Triangle before construction:

Ace’s scope included:

  • Complete Concept Design, Function design and Detailed design
  • Obtain Planning permit and Council approvals and undertake community liaison
  • Design Install Street and feature lighting
  • Demolition of existing car park
  • Construction of new retaining wall, feature paving &  new pedestrian piazza
  • passive lawn areas and garden beds

Winter Regulator Package

Location: Central Goulburn Region, VIC

Client: John Holland Group

Date:  June 2018 – August 2018

As a part of the $2B Irrigation infrastructure upgrade, Ace Water constructed 34 new regulators across Central Goulburn Region. We supplied plant, labour, materials (other than free issued) and machinery to construct the regulators.

Old manual regulators were replaced with new automated state of the art gates allowing Total Channel Control (TCC), to monitor and control the volume and rate of water flow made available to irrigating farmers.


(Byrneside Location)

Works include:

  • Demolition of existing structures
  • Installation of pre-cast concrete culverts
  • Cast in-situ, site specific concrete pours
  • Installation and pre-commissioning of Rubicon flume gates
  • Installation of rock beaching up and downstream of new structure
  • Access tracks and pads to new infrastructure

(Girgarre East Location)

Mernda Rail Extension Project

Location: South Morang, Vic

Client: John Holland Group

Date:  2017 –  August 2018

 

The extension of the South Morang line to Mernda involved eight kilometres of new rail line and three new stations to cater for up to 8000 commuters a day. Ace Landscape Services were engaged by John Holland Group to do various works for the Middle Gorge Station and Hawkstowe Station.

At Middle Gorge Station, ACE installed 3000+sqm of bluestone paving around the station and into the open space public areas and 400lm of bluestone paving to access stairs around the station.

 

The Hawkstowe Station consisted of the installation of 600sqm of Bluestone paving and 170lm of Bluestone paving to the stairs and up to the platforms.

Bairnsdale Wastewater Treatment Plant Switchboard

Location: Bairnsdale, Melbourne, VIC

Client: East Gippsland Water

Date: 2018

The Motor Control Centre switchboard at the Bairnsdale Wastewater Treatment Plant was manufactured approximately 30 years ago with limited automation and control functionality and is nearing its recommended design life.

ACE produced the design, supply, install, and test and commission of a new Motor Control Centre switchboard and associated civil works at the Bairnsdale Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Pykes Creek Bridge Strengthening

Location: Western Fwy, Myrniong, Vic

Client: VicRoads South Western Region

Date: January 2018 – July 2018

 

This project involved two new cross-over pavements and one existing emergency cross-over to be re-surfaced. Once the freeway was closed, works could start on the bridge works and upgrades of the Western Freeway bridge over Pykes Creek Reservoir on the Melbourne bound bridge.

     

ACE Infrastructure Pty Ltd had undertaken steel works on the northern bridge across Pykes Creek. The work goal of the works was to strengthen the existing structure, re-surface the bridge deck, and re-open to traffic.

Delivery Challenges

  • Complex traffic staging around tie in points requiring over 20 individual TMP’s
  • Long lead time for steel manufacture and shipping of TP components
  • Survey challenging using total station, no good PM’s or TBM
  • As-built structure and water level drawings were hand drawn in feet and inches from 1968
  • At time of award, piers 2 and 3 steel were under water, levels had to drop for installation
  • Location of existing steel reinforcement was difficult to pinpoint for dowel installations

Learnings

  • Arbitrary Laser scan of under-side of bridge completed, using new BM’s
  • Scaffolding and pontoons were used to access the under-side of bridge (normal scaffolding not practical)

Environmental Management

  • Measures were taken to protect Pykes Creek from runoff and spillage from the scaffolding and pontoons under the bridge.
  • Impact on water levels was kept to a minimum by extracting data from the past 8 years of water levels and timing works to coincide with the usual drop in water during December to March.