Whilst minor remediation works have been previously carried out, the wharf owner desired the wharf to be returned back to its original load carrying capacity. Returning the wharf back to its original capacity requires significant remediation works to each of the wharf elements. The scope of the work includes the removal of defective concrete and previous repairs to allow for remediation works.
Remediation works took place beneath the wharf, with the CSIRO building above the construction work area. The CSIRO building contains laboratories with equipment and specimens that are highly sensitive to noise and vibration. The CSIRO offices tend to be working at all hours due to the nature of their work with incoming and outgoing vessels, testing requirements and environmental constraints. This requires considerable liaison between VEC and a nominated CSIRO contact, so that CSIRO staff are aware of when construction work will take place that could disturb their work, and they can plan accordingly.