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By the end of the first week of June, Frankipile had finished all the support piles
for the Convention Centre, and in short time they were packed and gone. SitzlerBM
are well into the basement floor slabs, with a forest of columns starting to appear.
The first pallets of blocks are rapidly turning into car park retaining walls,
and it won't be long before the plywood starts going down for the ground level floor slab.
The image left shows the new stormwater drainage along Kitchener Drive, near the old
WW2 Oil Storage tunnels. Pipelaying is progressing well along the full length of the escarpment;
BMD are laying groundwater cutoff pipes, Macmahon are on the stormwater, with Wolpers
Grahl laying stormwater, electrical and service ducts as part of their contract to
upgrade McMinn St and the Kitcher Drive intersection.
This image clearly shows that earthworks for the seawall are rapidly coming to
an end; the gap's nearly closed. Over 300,000 m3 of dirt have already been hauled
and dumped, but there's still thousands of tonnes of rock armour to be placed!
In other news, Advance Civil have finished laying and testing the new 375mm
watermain from Bennett St to the project area and rehab works are almost complete;
a job well done.
Kitchener Bay looks a bit bare without the familiar site of the Mabuiag, Hall's
dredge, which left site on Friday, June 23 after nearly seven months pumping silt.
Lucky that our PC450, Deven, came back from the beauty parlour with a nice new
coat of paint, to brighten up the project. Mat, who passed his work tests with
flying colours, has now headed off to Mataranka with Roo and Jostein, to the