2015. What a year. A year of planning, building, challenges, solutions and successes. Definitely a year to look back on with pride in our accomplishments.
The RedAnt team has grown in number and reputation, providing critical support to some pretty awesome bids and projects across Australia. We've even taken our first steps to becoming an international consultancy with gaining prequalification with the New Zealand Government. A bloody lot has happend in the last 12 months, and we'd like to pay homage to some of our proudest moments.
RedAnt's Anthony Simpson and Rishi Subedi were proud to be a part of Lendlease's successful bid team for the $600m Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade in Brisbane. The project, which involves an upgrade of this major road linking the Brisbane CBD to the Airport, Port, Cruise Terminal and TradeCoast area to 6 lanes.
The Lendlease bid team produced some truely innovative design elements that RedAnt successfully translated to a winning bid, including a partially suspended pavement over the river and urban landscape design features that present an opportunity to increase and enhance interation with the Brisbane River, providing a 'gateway to Brisbane'.
RedAnt's David Piper and Rish Subedi supported the WBHO/McIlwain JV with their low conforming bid for the Tourle Street Bridge duplication in Newcastle. While award of a successful contractor is yet to be announced, the team are confident their competitive pricing, team capabilities and technical alteratives proposed can get them across the line.
The Tourle Street project include
Duplicating 3.8 kilometres of the road between Industrial Drive, Mayfield West and Egret Street, Kooragang to provide two lanes in each direction
A new two lane bridge on the western side of the existing bridge
2.5 metre shoulders along Cormorant Road to cater for on-road cyclists
The bulk of the programme of works involves regrading, capping and sealing the main access road between the Stuart Highway and Pukatja, and upgrading 20km of access roads to the Pukatja (Ernabella), Umuwa, Kaltjiti (Fregon), Mimili and Iwantja (Indulkana) communities.
The RedAnt team are proud to have been extremely busy visiting the region and tendering several of these packages of works for different Clients in 2015. It's an environment and reality most never get the chance to experience, but it's incredibly humbling and puts one's day to day 'problems' into perspective.
Never again will I take my morning coffee for granted!
Yes, 2015 was a big year, but it's just the start as far as we're concerned.
So thanks 2015, and thanks to all that made it great for us. We're looking forward to 2016, to new projects, new challenges and seeing friends old and new!