CCF NSW Earth Awards 2022

We are thrilled to announce that the Matthews Bridge Replacement Project for Hay Shire Council was recognised as a Category 3 (Project value $5m to $10m) Winner and the Sydney International Speedway project for Sydney Metro was also recognised as Finalist in Category 6 (Project Value $75 to $150m) at the CCF NSW Earth Awards 2022 on Friday evening. The awards recognise projects that have excelled in the areas of project, construction and environmental management.

Mark Bruzzone, CEO said “It is fantastic to be recognised at the CCF NSW Earth Awards for the Matthews Bridge Replacement Project and the Sydney International Speedway. The close collaboration between our project teams and our clients at Hay Shire Council and Sydney Metro has provided some exciting new infrastructure in the community. Despite some tough challenges with recurrent wet weather and COVID-19, the teams have shown great resilience to plan and deliver the new Matthews Bridge in Maude and Speedway precinct at Eastern Creek.”

Matthews Bridge Replacement – Category 3 Winner

The Matthews Bridge crosses the Murrumbidgee River at Maude and is located between Hay and Balranald in the Hay Shire. It is located 55 kilometres downstream from Hay and 25 kilometres upstream from the junction of the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee rivers. Abergeldie was engaged by Hay Shire Council to construct a new, two-lane bridge rated for freight road trains with a dedicated walkway to improve pedestrian safety.

Throughout the project Abergeldie was responsive to constantly changing river levels and implemented new methodologies in close liaison and collaboration with Hay Shire Council, to advance the program where possible. Some of the innovations adopted resulted in significant savings for the Council.

Delivery Approach

Abergeldie worked closely with Hay Shire Council to advance the project where possible. During construction, the project team were challenged by recurrent wet weather and rising water levels, working with WaterNSW and the Council to implement new work methods to ensure construction could continue. Despite the risks, the project was delivered on time, on budget and safely with zero Lost Time Injuries.

Sydney International Speedway – Category 6 Finalist

The Sydney International Speedway is an exciting addition to the existing motorsport precinct in Western Sydney. Abergeldie was engaged by Sydney Metro to develop and construct this unique speedway precinct at Eastern Creek.

Abergeldie delivered a clay-based racetrack for both speedway cars and motorcycles, a new grandstand and terraced seating for up to 7,000 spectators, new amenities, corporate boxes, food, beverage and merchandise outlets, new parking facilities, new dual vehicle access to the precinct via a new intersection built off Ferrers Road, a dedicated competitor pit area to service the speedway, workshops, garages and trackside support services.

Delivery Approach

The Speedway project has drawn on the latest innovations in modular construction and bulk earthworks, to rapidly achieve program objectives and de-risk safety and procurement issues onsite. It was an incredible achievement for the project team to deliver this project in time for the 2021/2022 racing season – despite ongoing COVID restrictions, the NSW Government’s Sydney construction pause and the self-management of 5,000 tonnes of contaminated material onsite. Sydney Metro and Abergeldie along with other project partners and suppliers embraced modular construction methods to deliver an impressive amount of works in a tight timeframe.

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