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Concept and detailed design, road and intersection design

IMG 2657-webProject: St Brendan's Catholic Primary School (new school)

Location: Mackay-Bucasia Road, Shoal Point

What was once a greenfield site is being transformed into a state-of-the-art new catholic primary school for Mackay's Northern Beaches.  PCE was involved from the concept design, throughout the in depth negotiations with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Mackay Regional Council for the design of a new signalised intersection on a State Controlled Road, and is undertaking the construction services



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Hydraulic design, modelling and investigations

hydraulics-2-webProject: Shoal Point residential subdivision

Location: Shoal Point, Mackay

Along with the overall detailed design of the subdivision, a hydraulic investigation was required to ensure adequate water supply could be achieved throughout the development due to the elevated nature of the site and limited capacity in the existing network. PCE was able to create a model of the water network and design the infrastructure to meet all relevant requirements, whilst ensuring future staging arrangements were optimised.                   

Preliminary masterplanning and concept design

Project: Aurizon Jilalan depot facilities upgrade

Location: near Sarina, Mackay Region

This design and construct project required engineering input prior to the project being sent out for tender to ensure the Client could specific sufficient information to the Design and Construct tenderers to achieve their desired product.  PCE undertook various aspects of masterplanning and concept design in the early stages of this project (for stormwater management, adequate vehicle manoeuvrability and economic earthworks) directly for Aurizon, before proceeding to detailed design and successfully obtaining a full Operational Works permit.

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Site Based Stormwater Management Plans, MUSIC modelling

Project: Sugarfields Estate

Location: Ooralea, Mackay

In addition to the other components of the subdivision (see "Large Scale Subdivisons" (LINK), PCE also undertook concept design, MUSIC modelling and detailed design of the stormwater quality improvement devices which included a number of bioretention pods within the road reserves throughout the estate.

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Drainage investigations

Hydraulic-MAIN PIC-webProject: Mackay Showgrounds Redevelopment

Location: Mackay City, Mackay

The redevelopment of the Mackay Showgrounds was lobbied for by the community for many years before funding was allocated.  The location and recent history meant that a drainage upgrade of the site was a must, but the staged nature of the redevelopment and funding allocations meant that a wholesale upgrade was not possible.  As part of the Stage 1 works, PCE was engaged to undertake a drainage investigation and preparation of a masterplan to provide a plan for the staged upgrade, working within the confines of the existing downstream drainage and the surrounding infrastructure.


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Water and sewerage design, bulk earthworks design, stormwater quality design

SAM 0274-webProject: The Retreat Estate

Location: Bucasia, Mackay

PCE was engaged to prepare the detailed design for Operational Works approval for the community title development The Retreat Estate.  With the area to the north and south already being fully developed, PCE had to work with existing infrastructure to design new systems to cater for the development, and comply with environmental requirements for stormwater treatment.  The sloping site also necessitated detailed earthworks design to achieve a balanced use of cut and fill whilst maintaining the elevation for marketing purposes.


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