The Port Authority of New South Wales has awarded a contract to McConnell Dowell for improvements to the Overseas Passenger Terminal in the Circular Quay area of Sydney Harbour.
The Overseas Passenger Terminal is one of Australia’s busiest waterways. Originally built in 1960, natural processes and vessel activity have caused scouring, accretion and movement of materials on the seabed around the terminal’s wharf.
The Port Authority’s Berthing Infrastructure Project will see improvement works to protect and support the wharf alongside the Overseas Passenger Terminal to ensure it continues providing a safe berth for ships.
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McConnell Dowell’s scope of works includes underwater sheetpile wall installation and caisson repairs to prevent ongoing movement of sediment around the wharf. The company will also clear material from the terminal’s berthing area and install scour protection to protect the seawall.
MGM Building Maintenance Pty Ltd will support the project and use it to showcase Australia’s first Indigenous Construction Hoarding, which will be adorned with the indigenous artwork of both companies.
The highly visible and colourful hoarding will clearly delineate the works from public spaces, while also promoting indigenous culture and providing opportunities for indigenous youth, who will be employed by MGM to install it.