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Sustainable Timbers Tasmania (formally Forestry Tasmania)

ClientForestry Tasmania
ValueVarious
StateTasmania
Completed1997 - 2017

Since 1997, VEC have been performing works for Sustainable Timbers Tasmania across the State. The projects sites are often remotely located, making aspects such as access and environmental concerns top priority. The VEC crew have always managed to complete the projects to meet the clients’ expectations and within budget. These projects are VEC’s specialty, as our previous experience has taught us how to concur these challenges.

The Project

Projects that are completed for Sustainable Timber Tasmania are often bridges that are in remote locations, with several environmental issues to consider. To be able to complete a project in these areas with minimal disruption to the local environment, the team at VEC have to put careful consideration and planning into the program of works.

In 2001, VEC collaborated with Sustainable Timber Tasmania to Design and Construct the Huon River Bridge. This bridge was approximately 80m long, and was one of the first major VEC projects for Sustainable Timber Tasmania. As the construction site was in a remote area in South Hobart, the Environmental conditions were highly sensitive and required extra attention to details. The design had challenging features due to the high flood velocity of the river. VEC worked together with Sustainable Timber Tasmania to build the rock abutments.

The following provide a summary of the projects that VEC have completed over the years for Sustainable Timber Tasmania:

February - June 2018 - Apiary Road Bridge Replacement, $100k

Design and construction of a new 8 metre x 4.8 metre single lane single span concrete bridge – steel piles and N planks

March - July 2017 - Black Creek Road Bridge, Natone, $140k

Design and construction of a new bridge – 14m long x 5.0m single lane plank bridge, kerbs only no barrier. No piles, founded on rock with mass footings and rock anchors. Utilised ‘VEC’ blocks as a stack abutment. Approximately 4 metres high above water. 3 week site duration.

March 2017 - July 2017 Mersey Forest Road Bridge, Upper Mersey, Fish River, $300k

Design and construction of a new 36m long x single lane superstructure on top of existing abutments and pier. Refurbishment of steel beams off site then reinstalled. New concrete deck consisting of 3 metre precast panels, kerbs and pedestrian barrier. 2 week site duration

December 2014 - February 2015 Bass District 3 Bridge Replacement, $340k

Unnamed Tributary of Jetsons Creek Bridge on Basin Road, Ringarooma

Design and construction of an 11m long x 4.8m wide pre-cast concrete bridge. Precast abutments dowel pinned to underlying rock foundation. 250 x 250 precast concrete kerbs and gravel road reinstatement.

Devlin Creek Bridge on Delvin Creek Road, Dilgers Hill

Design and construction of an 11m long x 4.8m wide pre-cast concrete bridge. Precast abutments dowel pinned to underlying rock foundation. 250 x 250 precast concrete kerbs and gravel road reinstatement.

Merry Creek Bridge on Cokers Road, Mathinna

Design and construction of an 11m long x 4.8m wide pre-cast concrete bridge. Precast abutments dowel pinned to underlying rock foundation. 250 x 250 precast concrete kerbs and gravel road reinstatement.

All three bridges were completed consecutively with an onsite time frame of 3 weeks to complete.

November 2011 - June 2012 - Tayatea Bridge, $930k

Design & construction of a 4 span concrete bridge. The project was quite unique in itself as a number of environmental issues were identified at tender stage and throughout the project. The Tarkine has a high diversity of non-vascular plants and large range of vertebrate fauna made up of terrestrial mammals, land and freshwater birds, reptiles, frogs and freshwater fish, and also inhabits over 60 rare, threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna. The construction of the removal of the existing bridge and the construction of the new Tayatea Bridge meant following specific measures to avoid impacting on the habitat of the Giant Freshwater Lobster and the Australian Grayling (freshwater) Fish as well as the protection of a number of vegetative plants.

July 2007 - July 2008 Styx River Bridge, $260K

For this project, VEC were responsible for the design and construction of a single span, single lane bridge. VEC used their in-house T-beams for this project.

March 2008 - Cato’s Creek Bridge replacement, $140k.

This project entailed the replacement of a bridge with a single span plank bridge. It also included the construction of a timber fence and 5m high abutments.

  • August 2004 - Bass District 04
  • December 2003 - Derwent Butler’s Canal
  • July 2002 - Havelock Creek Bridge
  • June 2002 - Walkers Creek Bridge
  • June 2002 - Arm Creek Ford
  • September 2001 - Little Dennison
  • July 2001 - Huon River Bridge
  • January 2001 - Crystal Creek Bridge
  • April 2000 - Maydena Bridge
  • June 1999 - Kelly Creek Bridge
  • February 1999 - Inglis River Ford
  • June 1997 - Tram Bridge

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

135 Coronation Drive
Milton, QLD 4064

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112