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Department of Construction and Infrastructure annual report 2010-2011



Department of Construction and Infrastructure annual report 2010-2011


Northern Territory. Department of Construction and Infrastructure


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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Construction and Infrastructure annual report; Annual Report



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Department of Infrastructure

Previously known as

Department of Planning and Infrastructure

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Northern Territory Government



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Department of Construction and Infrastructure Annual Report 2010-2011 54 Performance Reporting Barkly Work Camp $5.4M McArthur River Bridge $7M TENNANT CREEK PROJECTS Project Description: Establish a 50 bed work camp for low security prisoners. Building construction occurred off site in Tennant Creek to achieve timeframes proposed. Completion Date: The contract was awarded in November 2010, however on site construction could not take place until March 2011, due to the worst wet season on record. Ten prisoners occupied the work camp in May with official handover of the project in June 2011. Achievements completed 50 bed work camp accommodation ahead of revised timeframes prisoners occupied work camp within two months of on site construction showed innovation in capacity to construct buildings off site Challenges difficulty receiving Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority and Indigenous Land Use Agreement clearance of site heaviest wet season on record had to construct off site to achieve timeframes Project Description: The project was driven by the need for better access across the McArthur River during the wet season. With the existing bridge often under water, DCI was tasked with constructing a 180 metre long bridge that was four and a half metres wide, and seven metres above the existing concrete causeway. Completion date: The project was completed in 32 weeks on the 26th of November 2010. Achievements employed five Indigenous workers to assist with project completed project ahead of revised schedule good communication with the community and limited disruption to traffic flow Challenges communicating disruptions to the community construction limited to dry season due to excess flooding in the region community requested footpath to be constructed as well as road

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