Links Road Portion A involves the upgrade of the existing road adjacent Lendlease’s St Marys development, linking into Lendlease’s East-West Connector Road Stage 3.
The project consists of
- Non-destructive services investigation and modeling,
- Coordination of utility designs and applications,
- On-going management of utility service relocations,
- Civil engineering design for the road and drainage upgrade designs.
Orion was engaged by Lendlease to provide the lead design project management for the utility service designs and applications. As well as, the coordination between utility designers and authorities to achieve the appropriate service adjustment approvals.
The existing Links Road contains critical underground and overhead infrastructure that are important to the function of the Dunheved Industrial Precinct and St Marys development surrounds. These assets range from Sydney Water potable water, recycled water, gravity and pressurised sewer mains, high voltage overhead electrical, a high pressure steel gas main, NBN and Telstra.
From a design coordination perspective, the aim is to minimise existing infrastructure adjustment through careful design and review of the road and drainage engineering. Where adjustments are required, proposed alignment shifts and relocation designs will take into consideration non-aboriginal heritage sensitive areas adjacent to the project site.
All design coordination activities are conducted with the objective of providing both multi-disciplinary design solutions and safe construction practices.
Orion chairs design coordination meetings on a fortnightly, or as-needed basis, to ensure that all service designers are up to date on the project program and the status of each other’s design progress.
The objective of the regular meetings is to ensure that the designs are progressing in a coordinated way which aligns with the desired project outcome, and importantly, that they fulfil the goals set out in Lendlease’s Global Minimum Requirements (GMRs).
The on-going collaboration between Orion and Lendlease’s Project Manager and Construction Manager ensures the project will produce a working and well-coordinated set of multi-disciplinary designs. The designs will focus on safety and effeciency during the construction process through to delivery.
The coordination of project design extends to liaison with authorities including Penrith City Council, Sydney Water/West Region Delivery Team, and Heritage NSW.
Orion provides Lendlease with safe and smart solutions that reflect the ideology of their GMRs. Early and open consultation with authorities throughout the life of the project design phase ensures that the design principles adopted are accepted.
An on-going risk and opportunities register ensures that the
- project as a whole is constantly being reviewed and assessed.
- best approach is always being explored and implemented.
- project delivery objectives and timeframes are met.
- critical safety and environmental requirements are implemented.