Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project July 2013 Fact sheet: construction mitigation The Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance appreciates that construction activities can impact the community. Managing our construction impacts The GO Alliance is implementing a range of mitigation measures to reduce impacts on the community during construction. The GO Alliance plans work to minimise impacts on local residents and businesses, where possible. The implementation of mitigation measures is managed in several stages. 1. CONTROL THE SOURCE – this involves selecting quieter equipment and construction techniques, where possible. 2. PLAN AHEAD – the GO Alliance plans work in advance to ensure all feasible options are considered. For example, the project team has situated the site offices away from residential houses to reduce early morning noise. Appropriate planning also considers potential community impacts when scheduling the time and duration of works (see overleaf for more information). 3. SITE MITIGATION – this might include implementation of mitigation measures such as temporary screening for noisy equipment (such as generators) or visually intrusive activities. The $199 million Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project will deliver an important east-west connection by providing a new road-over-rail overpass, connecting Robinson Road East and Robinson Road West. Jointly funded by Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government, the project will improve safety, connectivity and travel times and reduce road congestion in the area. Brisbane City Council has partnered with BMD Constructions and SMEC Australia to form the Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance to design and construct the project by late 2014. Managing dust The GO Alliance is implementing a range of mitigation measures to manage air quality and dust onsite. This includes planning works appropriately and monitoring throughout construction to ensure all measures in place are effective. The schedule of works is designed to minimise the length of time areas within the worksite are exposed to the elements, including wind. Landscaping is planned to be carried out as soon as possible after each work area is complete, in order to reduce off-site dust. Water carts are used on-site to suppress dust by washing down construction vehicles and access roads to site. Water carts are also used to spray loose spoil being moved by machinery (such as excavators) to reduce dust as it is transported. Rumble grids have been installed throughout the work site to prevent soil being transported onto nearby roads by trucks as they leave the site. The alliance also uses street sweepers to help minimise dust build up on roads. Any loads carrying materials such as spoil, to and from the site, are covered appropriately. Scheduling our When planning construction activities, the GO Alliance considers all reasonable and practical measures to minimise potential construction impacts, including noise, dust and vibration on the surrounding community. Where possible, works in close proximity to residencts will be planned during standard daytime construction hours to avoide after-hours impacts. Works that have the potential to disrupt local businesses will be scheduled outside of business hours, where possible. Throughout construction, the alliance will endeavour to balance the needs of local residents and businesses, and take all reasonable steps to mitigate impacts. The GO Alliance will endeavour to minimise night works in close proximity to residents. However, some activities must be undertaken outside of standard hours for safety reasons, including working around electrifies Queensland Rail infrastructure. Night works also help to minimise traffic impacts and disruption to Queensland Rail freight and passenger services. Nnotification The GO Alliance is committed to providing impacted stakeholders with prior notification of works. The community relations team works closely with the construction and environment teams to ensure local residents and businesses understand the schedule of upcoming construction activities and have appropriate time to make plans ahead of high impact works. To find out more about the project Phone: 1800 704 749 Eemail: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Robinson Road’ Write to: Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance PO Box 282 Geebung QLD 4034 Contact the team For more information on our mitigation plans and processes, please contact the community relations team on 1800 704 749.