When Sydney’s Darling Square project opens in December 2016, this latest city landmark will include a new commercial and residential urban village. The first stage of the $2.5 billion redevelopment of Sydney’s Darling Harbour will add seven towers housing 1400 apartments.
Constant movement of construction vehicles on and off the site means that adjacent busy vehicle carriageways had to be kept clear of muddy soil being deposited on the road surface. Contractors, Christie Civil Pty Ltd is using a compact water cart of 4,500 litres capacity to clean the roads twice daily.
Christie Civil’s site engineer, Royce Choe said “We needed a compact watercart that was small enough to take up minimum space on the site and could be operated by any of our site workers holding a standard car licence.
“Manoeuvrability is important for us. There is not a lot of space to move, as well as limited space available to park equipment while not in use. We also had to ensure the watercart is fully maintained with all documentation and reports that meet the requirements of the site safety regulators.
The Watercart was provided by TWS hire. “Christie Civil is typical of our construction customers who need the latest equipment that’s reliable, fully equipped for the task and will meet the most stringent requirements of site inspections’’ said TWS Hire’s general manager, Bill Bastian.
“Rather than continually upgrade older trucks, our policy is to regularly add new equipment that will more than satisfy the needs of our customers. We’re offering the latest generation equipment that is totally site compliant.
“Increasingly, suppliers like ourselves are required to submit equipment for pre-hire inspections where we have to produce mechanical and operability certificates issued by a registered mechanic. Under these circumstances it makes sense to ensure all our vehicles have been maintained diligently in top condition”, he said.
About Christie Civil Pty Ltd
Christie Civil is a Sydney-based civil engineering and construction contractor with a staff of over 35 including 10 professional engineers and eight full time site foremen. The company has a high reputation for its specialisation in successfully completing some of the most challenging and unusual projects in the areas of water and wastewater, road works, building sites, bridges, structural works, excavation and earthworks.