McMahon Services Australia were the successful tenderer as the early works contractor for a service station redevelopment project works located at an existing service station site located in Bald Hills, Queensland. The site is approximately 2,400m² comprising of an operational service station, mechanical workshop and two existing dwellings.
Works included vegetation removal, electrical, water, communications and sewerage isolations and redirections, asbestos removal to service station building, canopy and workshop, and demolition of service station, canopy and work shop buildings. 2t of friable asbestos and 60m² of bonded asbestos materials were removed and treated offsite under asbestos conditions. 400t of concrete, 10t of steel and 46t of general waste were demolished and recycled offsite.
Major component of the works was the removal of underground petroleum storage system including degassing, cold cutting, cleaning and disposal on one 60,000L and one 18,000L petroleum storage units, one 14,000L diesel storage unit and the remediation of 2,800L of waste oils and an abandoned 2200L abandoned underground storage tanks.
1600t of contaminated soils were excavated and transport offsite to a licensed landfill as part of the works and reinstated with clean imported fill material of the same tonnage. Fill was compacted and soil tested.
Works were undertaken within a constricted site requiring detailed traffic movements of trucks to maximise productive and protect adjacent business operations, residents and pedestrians.