Road Reconstruction

Robinson Civil Constructions FNQ Pty Ltd was contracted by Cape Flattery Silica Mine (CFSM) to rehabilitate previously disturbed areas on the mine foreshore. The treatment of the foreshore was to place Elcorock sand filled containers to the batter.

The project was being completed during the time in which time Tropical Cyclone Nathan hit in 2015, causing disruptions to the project, never the less the project was delivered on time and on budget. The project outcome is now considered the highest Elcorock bag structure in Australia.

Works were completed in close consultation with the client, Geofabrics/Elcorock and with ETS Geotechnical engineers who designed the works to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.

The project consisted of rehabilitation of eroded slopes and batters, placement of Elcorock sand filled containers, and embankment works for the placement of soil nails above the bag structure, construction of a new crane pad area, benching of a hill close to the construction area to win select fill material and to minimise the chance of rock fall.

Works also including construction, reconstruction and widening, general earthworks, all aspects of routine pavements and surfacing’s, project management, environmental risk management, community/stakeholder management and granular pavement. Works were carried out in an environmentally sensitive area on Cape York Peninsula.