Feature: Rob Carr finishes strong on its largest project to date

Green Square is one of the City of Sydney’s key urban renewal precincts, which is in the process of being transformed from old industrial land into a major new residential, retail and cultural hub. By 2030, the broader Green Square Urban Renewal Area is expected to accommodate approximately 61,000 residents and 22,000 workers. The Green Square Town Centre is located on a floodplain and was once a network of swamps, wetlands and creeks. A new 2 km stormwater drain is needed to reduce hazardous flooding in and around the new town centre area, particularly at Joynton Avenue and on Botany Road, Zetland, and enable further development.

Rob Carr delivered the  Green Square Stormwater Drain Project’s largest sub-contract, the Microtunnelling & Civil Works Sub-Contract between March 2015 – May 2017. This has been Rob Carr’s largest and most complex contract to date, and the team successfully met every challenge.

In May 2018, Rob Carr was named a finalist in the Civil Contractors Federation NSW’s 2018 Earth Awards in recognition of civil construction excellence on this challenging sub-contract. Winners will be announced in June 2018.

To read more about the sub-contract, including the challenges and innovations, see this Utility Magazine feature.

TBM being lowered into caisson at Green Square Stormwater Drain project
TBM being lowered into caisson at Green Square Stormwater Drain project