Thirty-two concrete girders, each the length of a fully grown blue whale, were installed by Georgiou Group last Friday (20 October) as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the installation of the girders for the new overpass at the intersection of Kingsthorpe-Haden Road and Gowrie Mountain School Road represented a major milestone in the Stage 2 duplication of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey.
“This is a known crash site and safety on the highway will be greatly enhanced once the overpass is opened to traffic in November 2017,” he said.
The girders, which measure 25 metres long and weigh 27.7 tonnes, required specialised heavy transport to move, and large cranes to lift and place them on the bridge sub-structure which was seamlessly organised by our project team.
The next major milestone for the team will be the movement of Gowrie Mountain School Road intersection some 100-metres north-west of its current position to line up with the new section of the highway.
Once complete, motorists will have the option of proceeding through a new roundabout and continuing south onto Gowrie Mountain School Road, or travelling from the roundabout to the new overpass and join Kingsthorpe–Haden Road north of the highway.
Tianqi delivers industry boost
Tuesday 10, October 2017
Georgiou is proud to be working on the Tianqi Lithium project in Kwinana.
Chinese company Tianqi Lithium and its head contractor MSP Engineering are on track to achieve 80 per cent Western Australian content on two big construction projects worth more than $700 million.
To find out what Georgiou is doing on the project, click here.
Ellenbrook take home double win at UDIA Awards
Tuesday 10, October 2017
Ellenbrook Estate has recently won two accolades at the 2017 Urban Development Institute Australia Awards for Excellence – a testament to Georgiou and our work over the past 20 years.
The estate beat out stiff competition from four other entries to take home the Masterplanned Development Award as well as the Russel Perry Award for urban development excellence – an award that recognises the best project across all categories.
To date, Georgiou has delivered more than $500 million of works on the Estate since 1995.
Final touches complete on safer, smoother Tinana Interchange
Tuesday 26, September 2017
Georgiou’s Queensland team has completed the final works on the $38 million Tinana Interchange Upgrade for client, Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
The 14-month project included the construction of a northbound off-ramp (including demolition of existing bridge overpass); the relocation of the Three Mile Road intersection about 300 metres south of its current location; removing the southbound off-ramp to Gympie Road; and upgrade of the existing southbound on-ramp and incorporation of a wide centre line treatment to provide greater separation of opposing directions of traffic.
Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Darren Chester said he was pleased to see the finishing touches on the project complete, with the upgrade set to benefit thousands of motorists.
“Today’s formal completion is an important step towards delivering a safer, more efficient Bruce Highway for motorists and industry throughout Queensland,” he said.
“We are contributing $6.7 billion to the joint $8.5 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Programme to build a better, safer highway and this new interchange is just one of the improvements making a difference to motorists.”
Since the opening of the new interchange last month, Georgiou has completed final works on the road surface, as well as landscaping, installing guard rails and removing the temporary side track connections with the team now demobilised from site.
The project, located on Bruce Highway approximately 5km southwest of Maryborough, services more than 11,000 motorists daily and is a notorious accident blackspot in the area.
Georgiou pours the winning blend at CIA Awards
Thursday 07, September 2017
Georgiou cemented their reputation in the concrete industry last weekend, taking home not one but three awards at the 2017 WA Awards for Excellence in Concrete!
Entered by both Georgiou Group and project partners BG&E, Main Roads WA and Pritchard Francis, Georgiou took home the Commercial Building and Infrastructure Project categories with our Curtin University Building B410, Reid Highway and Gateway WA Projects.
Held once every two years, the Awards for Excellence in Concrete recognise and publicise the many significant contributions to excellence in concrete design, construction and materials within Australia.
This year’s awards were a great outcome – Georgiou was a first-time entry in this year’s awards and to come out with three wins across our business is quite remarkable.
Congratulations to everyone involved on both projects for delivering three high-quality projects that have been recognised at several awards ceremonies across the State.