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Blue Mountains Route Clearance

Blue Mountains Route Clearance

Project Details

  • Client Continuum Alliance
  • Location Blue Mountains
  • Duration 18 months

Blue Mountains Route Clearance – Continuum Alliance (CPB, Lend Lease, Transport for NSW joint venture)

When Continuum Alliance needed a demolition and construction contractor to perform works for the BMRC, the Perfect Contracting name was at the top of the list. With a long history of successful railway possessions in our DNA – we were confident we could deliver. Perfect Group’s Construction Manager Tim Fitzgibbon got to work and engaged Perfect Contracting’s sister companies Perfect Labour Hire and Perfect Concrete Care.

Due to the kinetic envelope of the new trains requiring platform width amendments in preparation for the new intercity fleet from Central to Lithgow, two crucial tasks were set – station cutbacks and station buildouts. The former required trimming back sections of the existing platform to clear the new, wider trains. The latter required installing pre-cast concrete panels to ‘build out’ sections of the platform to bridge any gaps deemed unsafe by TfNSW.

Blue Mountains Route Clearance

Hundreds of workers, fourteen subcontractors, three principal contractors, one joint venture and eighteen months of meticulous planning came down to just eight possession weekends to finish all works. Rotating twelve hour shifts of up to fifteen workers per shift on sites up to three hours from our Marrickville depot meant we were kept on our toes.

When the last panel was installed and the final cutback was made Perfect Contracting had trimmed over two kilometres of platform and installed almost eight hundred metres of precast panels. All on heritage listed train stations, all on time and with zero LTI’s or remaining defects.
We’re proud to have been invited to such a prestigious project and as always at the Perfect Group – We Get It Done.