The Nowra Bridge project was identified as one of the ‘Priority Projects’ on the Infrastructure Australia 2020 Priority list. The Princes Highway is the main link between Sydney and southern New South Wales with over 51,000 vehicles using the existing crossings each day*. The project is vital to improve safety for all road users, reduce congestion and support future growth.
As the Project Verifier, SMEC is currently providing design verification services for the project. We will also provide construction verification services once major work commences in the second half of 2020 through to completion in 2024.
“Our team is looking forward to undertaking the Project Verification role to help see this vital project through to its completion,” said SMEC Director of Infrastructure, Trevor Sullivan. “SMEC has extensive experience on the Princes Highway and in verification of major infrastructure projects, which positions us well to contribute to the successful delivery of the Nowra Bridge project.”
For more information, see our media release.
*2020 Infrastructure Australia Priority List
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.