- Collecting and cutting marketable trees for loading,
- Management of fauna spotters,
- Access road construction,
- Drill seeding,
- Clear and grub site extents (approx. 11 Ha),
- Bulk earthworks,
- Mulching non-marketable timber with tub grinder in rills (to act as contour banks),
- Utilisation of spider elevated work platforms to assist with the ‘soft’ felling of larger hollow habitat trees
BC’s innovative construction methodology utilized the site’s unique topography and existing materials to construct temporary erosion control contour banks, eliminating the need for costly, less effective commercial ESC systems. Progressing works upwards from the lower site boundaries, BC planned each project stage to minimise machinery downtime and maximise value for money for Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Due to the environmental sensitivity of the scope area and working around Koala habitat zones, with assistance from specialist ecology consultant; Red Sands, specialist fauna and flora management systems were developed and implemented during the works.
BC liaised with Australia Zoo, stockpiling eucalypt treetops for use in the Zoos Koala habitat enclosures and coordinated various site excursions with the local school to educate students on sustainable clearing practices.
Two areas of bushland at the south of the site were retained for koala access and stormwater drainage. The site is also host to several significant Tallowwood and specimen trees, which were retained for aesthetic value and to provide nesting opportunities for wildlife.
Craig Manley - Moreton Bay Regional Council Engineer
M 0448 164 010