This project was for the construction of the new GWA access track from Tassie St to facilitate the construction of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication. Birubi Australia worked as the head contractor on this project which included removal of all redundant concrete, existing signage and vegetation; earthworks, granular pavements, asphalt, kerbing and associated traffic management, all to DIT Master Specifications. It was completed on schedule and within budget, and utilised labour from the local Indigenous workforce and suppliers from the local region.
Fenceline Grading and Vegetation Clearing
This project involved grading in five sections of the Cultana Expansion Area. Broadspectrum required a vegetation clearance to fence lines around the Cultana Property, firstly to provide the ability to see the fence line and ensure there is no damage due to vegetation, and secondly to allow for a security patrol to inspect the fence lines regularly as part of the Range Standing Orders. The specified requirement was to provide vegetation clearance to 5m around the inside of the fence line in each of the five designated sectors by light grading. Birubi’s approach was to use a dedicated work crew comprising of a Cat12 grader, 4WD support vehicle, supervisor, and operator.
Whyalla City Council
Maritime Museum 'B' Block Demolition and Asbestos Removal
The project involved the removal and disposal of asbestos, and the demolition of all elements of the exisiting 'B' Block building and its concrete footing. The project was completed on time, and within budget.
Whyalla City Council
Ada Ryan Gardens Toilet Refurbishment Works
The project involved the complete internal and external refurbishment of the Ada Ryans gardens toilet block. The job included asbestos removal, internal cement rendering, internal and external painting, replacement of roofing sheets, repairs and replacements to all internal toilet doors, locks and partitions, installation of new internal and external LED lighting, and rust removal. The job was completed on time and within budget.
Department of Defence
Dam Decommissioning - Cultana Expansion Area
The project involves closure of 20 former pastoral dams located within the Cultana Expansion Area (CEA), which is owned by the Department of Defence (Defence). It covers all aspects of the closure activities including: including removal and disposal of all existing dam infrastructure, dewatering, backfilling detailed earthworks, landscaping, revegetation and weed management for site remediation, plus waterway stabilisation with geofabric.
Caustic Dosing - Port Pirie
The Birubi team worked as a sub-contractor to Guidera O'Connor on an SA Water project in 2018/19. The project focused on providing an interim solution for reducing odour generated by the Port Pirie wastewater network - where temporary caustic soda dosing was installed. We performed works across three sites; including excavation, trenching, backfilling, ground preparation, concreting, kerbing and the installation of safety bollards.
Department of Defence
Drainage Works - Cultana
The Birubi team upgraded an access road in early 2018. The project included road widening and swale reshaping in order to manage floodway’s during storm events. The work was completed to budget and ahead of schedule with over 80% local Aboriginal employment. The project provided the opportunity for two of our Aboriginal workers to achieve part competencies through their work on the project (water truck and roller operator).
Dissipator Works - Hahndorf
This project involved earthworks, the construction of a spoon drain, draining and spillway along with concrete landings and paths. The works were completed to budget and ahead of schedule.
Access Road Upgrade - Hahndorf
Birubi undertook civil works on an SA Water project to upgrade an access road in Hahndorf. The job included the reinstatement of bitumen, improvements to the existing storm water trench, and grading of a road towards the improved storm water trench and away from residential properties. Additionally, kerb, gutter and a spoon drain were also included as part of the project.
Water Storage Tank Remediation - Barossa Valley
Birubi worked on this SA Water project in mid 2017 to remediate a large concrete water tank containing asbestos. Our trained team completed this project on time and without incident. The team comprised of 60% local Aboriginal workers.
Stormwater, Paving & Landscaping - Edinburgh
Birubi undertook a works package at Edinburgh between September 2017 and August 2018 as a sub contract partner on a Department of Defence project. The scope included cultural monitoring, flora and fauna surveys, storm water installation, paving, landscaping and hydroseeding.
Defence Housing Maintenance - Woomera
The Birubi team completed this project in mid 2017. Over 200 properties underwent gutter cleaning, with sections of gutter repaired or replaced where necessary. By contract completion over 800 downpipes were replaced by our all Aboriginal team on this project.
Department of Defence
Hangar Upgrade - RAAF Base - Woomera
Birubi delivered a project to undertake essential maintenance repairs on three hangars on site at Woomera, to bring them to a safe standard for an additional service life of ten years. The hangars were built in 1948, 1950 and 1951 and required the replacement of timber vent structures. Birubi's team fabricated the new structures in Port Augusta, replaced damaged sheets and building elements and fixed all sheeting with cyclone protection screws. Birubi was responsible for the maintenance, transportation and all elements of the project management. Aboriginal engagement on this project was 50%. In addition, Birubi developed and hosted a work experience project on this program, providing additional hours of local Aboriginal participation
Property Maintenance - Whyalla
The Birubi Whyalla team have been providing ongoing property maintenance and cleaning services since the permanent establishment of an office in early 2018. Several large buildings and civils projects are also being undertaken. Our Birubi Whyalla team is receiving mentoring, career pathway support and training to achieve their Certificate II in construction. The site is rapidly growing and was recently accepted to the DPTI facilities management panel.