Aurecon has been working closely with ACT Parks Conservation and Lands (PCL) / ACT Procurement Solutions since 2008 providing design, documentation, planning approval and construction management for fire management related requirements. Included in this project is the following:
These multidisciplinary projects involve skills and expertise across several disciplines including environmental scientists, planning, heritage specialists, ecologists, engineers, designers, and drafters and surveyors.
One of the challenges was to find two suitable locations for the construction of two above ground water tanks in the Rob Roy Nature Reserve, southeast of Canberra.
The team assessed the access routes within the nature reserve to identify a number of potentially suitable sites .The assessment focused on the constraints of meeting the operational requirements, environmental constraints, any heritage values and engineering feasibility.
A constraint matrix was developed using a specifically tailored methodology which incorporated the results of each discipline assessment type to consider what the potential impacts could be on ecological features and heritage values. The design was required to meet the engineering specifications as well as operational requirements for ongoing bush fire management. The matrix was used to guide the engineer’s designs while incorporating techniques for mitigating any environmental or heritage impact.
Aurecon will manage the construction of the tanks, with works expected to be complete early August 2010.