Posted by: Joseph Boyle June 9, 2021

The CCF Earth Awards Ceremony for both 2020 and 2021 years was held on Friday 4 June in the Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney. We are pleased to announce that both Chalmers Street Substation and Lansdowne Bridge Replacement received the CCF Award in their nominated categories.

Chalmers Street Substation Power Supply Upgrade – Category 3 Winner

The Chalmers Street Substation, delivered for Transport for NSW (TfNSW), forms part of the Power Supply Upgrade Program, which provides the robust and reliable power needed to facilitate future rail network expansion, including support for a fleet of air-conditioned metro trains.

Chalmers Street

Scope of Works

The project was constructed and commissioned close to the existing live operating rail system, in a densely developed part of inner Sydney and had to be fully integrated with new system interfaces to existing electrical, telecommunications and civil infrastructure and installations. 

Delivery Approach

Management of the project required close communication and engagement with the community and key stakeholders. The project had a dedicated Environment, Community and Stakeholder Liaison Officer to effectively manage stakeholder engagement and liaison.

Sharing the site with Sydney Trains and working essentially along their access road for emergency maintenance vehicles meant that all work plans needed to incorporate a 15-minute Return-to-Services Action Plan.

 

TfNSW commended Abergeldie on their collaborative approach with the TfNSW project team, key stakeholders and interfacing projects to deliver Chalmers Street Substation. The success of the project was credited to Abergeldie’s positive engagement with TfNSW.

EarthAwdsCCF9238 - NSW CCF Awards 2020 and 2021

 

Lansdowne Bridge Replacement – Category 4 Winner

 

Lansdowne Bridge Replacemen was delivered for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) around 2km outside of Goulburn. The pre-existing bridge was at the end of its life span and access had been closed in 2017 due to dilapidation. Abergeldie constructed a new, two-lane, five-span concrete bridge with shared pedestrian/ cyclist facilities, along with road approaches, associated embankments and retaining walls.

Lansdowne - NSW CCF Awards 2020 and 2021

Delivery Approach

Stakeholder management was key to a successful delivery of the project. Communication with TfNSW was open and frequent, and sharing a site office fostered a close collaborative environment where project challenges and setbacks were dealt with conjointly. Abergeldie also worked closely with Goulburn Mulwaree Council as they were performing roadworks in close proximity to the site as well as maintained close communication with adjacent landowners to facilitate land use for stockpiling, moving one land owners heritage stone wall due to a boundary adjustment and to ensure continued property access for reisdents affected by the works.

Abergeldie coordinated works and arranged alternate access to the site to facilitate the continuation of Council’s roadworks and further enhanced the relationship building assisting council to fix road damage occurring due to rain events.

 

EarthAwdsCCF9357 - NSW CCF Awards 2020 and 2021

Posted by: mwestby May 25, 2020

National Reconciliation Week 2020 – In This Together

National Reconciliation Week is held between May 27 and June 3 each year. This year, Reconciliation Australia marks 20 years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation. National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to contribute to building a more reconciled Australia. 2020 also marks the 20th anniversary of the reconciliation walks of 2000, when Australians gathered to walk on bridges and roads across the nation to show their support including over 300,000 across Sydney Harbour bridge.

How did it begin?

The dates 27 May and 3 June are of great significance in Australian history, the first of which marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum when Australians voted to remove clauses in the Australian Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Islander Peoples. June 3, 1992 marks the historic Mabo decision when the High Court of Australia recognised native title –    the  recognition that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights over their lands did survive British colonisation. Both 27 May and 3 June are seen as landmark dates that started a broader, more widespread call for respect of Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples land, histories and cultures.

What is reconciliation?

Reconciliation is a journey to reconcile all Australians by building a strong relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Reconciliation invites all Australian communities, individuals, families and organisations to gather as a nation to work together to collectively commemorate the past and to shape a future that continues to value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ histories and cultures.

 In This Together

The theme of National Reconciliation Week 2020 is: In This Together. It sets the stage for all Australians to form a strong bond and share histories and cultures that encourage us all to contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

In 2020, it is as important as ever to stand together, even if we cannot physically do so, there are a number of ways in which we can show respect and support. Abergeldie will play its part this year by paying our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples’ histories and cultures during toolbox meetings and social media and pledging to start our reconciliation journey in Australia.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.