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City of Hume Work  – Experience Program for Undergraduate Engineers

City of Hume Work – Experience Program for Undergraduate Engineers

Experience Program for Undergraduate Engineers Project Summary The project is a work experience program for undergraduate engineers.  Council advertises for student engineers. The program includes an interview, a personal mentor for the duration of the work experience and tasks that include a major project and several minor projects. The students diarise their experience and this forms the basis of a reference at the end of the 12 weeks.  The s...

City of Greater Dandenong – Meals on wheels distribution centre

City of Greater Dandenong – Meals on wheels distribution centre

Meals on Wheels distribution centre Project Summary The City of Greater Dandenong Council Meals on Wheels Service provides meals to eligible residents through its Home and Community Care Program. This service is available to residents in their own home or at a number of senior citizen centres throughout the municipality.  The Meals on Wheels Service Distribution Facility receives meals daily from the Community Chef Regional Food Kitchen (CCRFK)...

City of Darebin – Safe Travel Strategy

City of Darebin – Safe Travel Strategy

Bike Ed at Preston North East Primary School Summary of Project The Darebin Safe Travel Strategy has moved beyond traditional `road safety’- a very car oriented approach-, to a more inclusive concept of ‘safe travel’. The Strategy adopts an international best practice approach to safe travel by focussing on protecting our most vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists –and includes actions to encourage residents to ad...

Yarra City Council – Smith Street WSUD

Yarra City Council – Smith Street WSUD

Water sensitive urban design Project Summary A recent community consultation process identified a public desire for more trees in the Smith Street Activity Centre – a busy shopping strip running from Victoria Parade to Alexander Parade, Collingwood. The City of Yarra recruited and coordinated a cross-disciplinary team consisting of landscape architecture and design, water sensitive urban design, arboriculture and innovative engineering. Tog...

Wyndham City Council – Morris Bridge

Wyndham City Council – Morris Bridge

Morris Bridge Project Summary Morris Road runs in a north / south direction and is a local arterial road. The section of Morris Road to the south of Sayers Road is well established and carries 19,300 vpd, however to the north Morris Road was constructed in a staggered manner as abutting land parcels were developed. This resulted in a disjointed road that left residents partially landlocked whereby their only way in or out was to travel the ...

Warrnambool City Council – Multifunction foreshore pavilion

Warrnambool City Council – Multifunction foreshore pavilion

Multifunction foreshore pavilion Project Summary In 2004 Warrnambool City Council adopted a master plan for the redevelopment of the iconic Warrnambool Breakwater. A cornerstone of the plan was the development of a multifunction Foreshore Pavilion to provide an activity precinct for the Breakwater area and improve facilities for the local community. The Warrnambool Foreshore Pavilion project includes: · Removal of ageing facilities that included...

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council – Kerb Drainage Grate System Bentons Road

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council – Kerb Drainage Grate System Bentons Road

Kerb drainage grate system Project Summary Retrofitting raised platforms to existing roads has always impacted on the kerb drainage, leading to flooding of the road and increased risk of accidents. With no standard product available, council engineers have developed various ways to overcome the issue. Typically side entry pits would be constructed in the kerb on the high side of a platform and connected into an existing drainage system. This can ...

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council – WSUD

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council – WSUD

Water Sensitive Urban Design Project Summary The use of new innovative Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) features such as Sediment tanks, Bio-filtration systems and WSUD street tree pits within the Shire has diversified the approach towards a more sustainable peninsula. The Shires Initiative to incorporate WSUD within its urban landscapes is a positive endeavour. With use of new technology, such as Rockpave as a filtering materiel within the ke...

Mildura Rural City Council – The Waves Concourse

Mildura Rural City Council – The Waves Concourse

The Waves Concourse Project Summary The Alfred Deakin Centre has been part of Council’s infrastructure for over 11 years, built alongside the outdoor pool which has been in situ since the 1940’s; the Alfred Deakin Centre was opened in March 2000.   As we approached the 10 year celebration of this iconic Mildura public amenity a rejuvenation was in order to incorporate not only a visual update but to incorporate new safety technology. ...

City of Greater Geelong – Steampacket Quay Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) Installation

City of Greater Geelong – Steampacket Quay Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) Installation

Steampacket Quay Gross Pollutant Trap Project Summary The City of Greater Geelong completed construction of an in-line Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) on the foreshore of Corio Bay at Steampacket Quay in 2010.  The GPT was specifically designed to be retrofitted into an existing underground concrete structure located in line with a major stormwater outfall. The structure originally housed a proprietary GPT that unfortunately failed following its firs...

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