Kurringal flats located in the Darwin suburb of Fannie Bay had been abandoned for many years until they were purchased by property developer, The Halikos Group, who were awarded the contract to redevelop the 16,000m² site as a multi-million-dollar apartment complex. The original flats were built by the Federal Government in 1966 and at one point housed 350 people. The site had previous demolition works undertaken in 2001 and 2003, with the balance of demolition works awarded to McMahon Services in 2015.
The new development consisted of 164 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with 96 apartments, leased to the Northern Territory Government for a real housing growth initiative.
McMahon Services works included asbestos removal and demolition of four, four-level medium density buildings requiring concrete demolition works to a height of 12m using specialist long reach demolition excavators. McMahon Services worked closely with the client to ensure all asbestos was identified, recorded and subsequently removed and disposed of offsite at EPA licenced receiving stations. Stringent control measures were implemented to control airborne dust to mitigate any effect on adjoining residences. Ultimately the whole of site received the relevant clearances