Projects

With over 20 years of experience, VEC has designed, constructed and rehabilitated many structures across Australia. By using the search function, you can search for projects under each category and/or location. Alternatively, chose the specific capability or location that you are searching to see a list of associated projects.
Project Profiles are available to download. These sheets will provide additional information in relation to the project selected.

The Macquarie Island Modernisation Project

The Australian Government, through the Department of Environment and Energy’s Australian Antarctic Division, own and operate the research station on Macquarie Island, in a cooperative arrangement with the Tasmanian Government. For more information, visit: https://modernisationproject.com.au/

The Perth Link Roads Project

The Perth Link Roads Project is designed to improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports. For more information, visit: https://tasperthlink.com.au/

VEC Project Contract Management Plans

To access the portal for VEC Contract Management Plans, please click on the following link: VEC CMP's

While VEC strive for perfection, it is inevitable that challenges will occur on some projects. Our reputation for superior capability comes from our success in overcoming any challenges through innovative design, clever engineering and practical thinking.
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The $37.64M Kingston Bypass was the largest road infrastructure project ever to be awarded to a Tasmanian company in its own right. VEC completed the bypass six months ahead of schedule.

Bridges & Structures Road Infrastructure

The replacement of the old timber bridge was triggered by the June 2016 floods which caused substantial damage to the timber bridge.

Bridges & Structures

The Launceston Flood Authority (LFA) reinforced concrete flood levee project was a component of the LFA’s federally funded flood levee upgrade project.

Piling & Foundations Precast Concrete

The Leven River Bridge was a design and construct project to replace the existing bridge while maintaining an arterial link between the east and west sides of the Ulverstone community.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete

The Leven River Rail Bridge Replacement is being undertaken on the Western Line as part of the $20M ‘Four North West Bridges’ rehabilitation and replacement projects contracted out by Tasmanian Railway (TasRail). The project is located on the tidal Leven River approximately 1km south of the river’s entrance to Bass Strait.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete

The Longford Truss Bridge over the South Esk River, adjacent to the township of Longford, is one of the most important bridge assets on TasRail’s Network.

Bridges & Structures Plant & Equipment Rail Infrastructure

 

For most of the Midland Highway, the predominant crash type is loss of control, most of which are single vehicle crashes with some resulting in head-on crashes and fatalities. Nearly 60% of the fatalities on the highway have been due to head-on crashes. Stage 1 (Bagdad) was designed to improve safety in the existing speed limit environment. This will improve safety for all road users while maintaining efficiency on Tasmania’s National Highway.

Road Infrastructure Structural Remediation

The project involved the design and construction of seven single lane bridges to replace existing low load rated timber Bridges and approaches.

Road Infrastructure

This project includes the resleepering, rerailing, level crossing upgrades, ballast replacement/repair for extended sections of the Melba and Western Lines (Tasmania Northwest Region). The purpose of this project was to remove approximately 4,000 defects in a prioritised order to improve track standards and enhance the rail networks’ trafficability and delivery of service for the Tasmanian rail network users.

Plant & Equipment Rail Infrastructure

In order to obtain the earliest realisation of infrastructure improvements, the Melba and Main Line project was the first package to be released by TasRail and was also awarded to VEC. Following on from this, VEC were successful in obtaining the $18m Melba and Western Lines project.

Plant & Equipment Rail Infrastructure

In June 2016, the North West Coast of Tasmania experienced a major flood event, destroying numerous structures throughout the region. As a consequence, the Merseylea Bridge was destroyed, severing the critically important link in the Kimberley community.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Road Infrastructure Precast Concrete

The Perth to Breadalbane duplication is one of the largest projects in the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan, and will improve safety and efficiency on Tasmania’s key north-south connection.

Bridges & Structures Road Infrastructure

The Murchison Highway is part of the Tasmanian road network, and forms a link between the west coast townships and the northwest coast. The link is critical for mining freight, tourist vehicles and general commuters.

Road Infrastructure

The Nogoa River Bridge is on the Central Line of the Queensland Rail network, close to the town of Emerald. The bridge opened in 1914 making it over 100 years old. It was constructed to replace the original low timber bridge. The bridge straddles the Nogoa River, which is the water source for the Emerald township.

Bridges & Structures Structural Remediation Rail Infrastructure

The North of Spring Hill project involves the widening and separation of 2.5km of undivided carriageway along a section on the Midlands Highway, located approximately 15km south of Oatlands. It includes approximately 20,000m3 of earthworks and embankment construction, 40,000m2 of pavement seal and 5km of wire rope, spanning over a total length of 2.5km

Road Infrastructure

The Hobart City Council released the project for the Pipeline Track Twin Bridge Replacements to boost tourism and fitness alike. At the foot of Mount Wellington in Hobart (Tasmania), the bridges are located on a track that is often utilised by bush walkers and bike riders. The small narrow bridges required an upgrade, improving accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists to share the paths. With over 40,000 visitations per year, it was a much awaited upgrade.

Bridges & Structures

The Princes Wharf #1 Project entailed the remediation to the deteriorated reinforced concrete elements of the wharf, located in one of Hobart’s’ premier waterfront events space.

Marine Infrastructure Structural Remediation

The project was to provide the best value replacement and remedial works for six railway bridge superstructures. The new durable superstructures were to have minimal maintenance requirements during the service of their life.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete Rail Infrastructure

The project was part of TasRail’s ongoing asset upgrade program for railway bridges and structures In this package ten structures on the railway network had been identified as being in poor condition and having continual undesirable maintenance issues.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete Rail Infrastructure

Norske Skog has over 90% market share of Australia's newsprint production, the only local supplier of LWC (catalogue) grades and is a global leader in publication paper manufacturing. The Boyer Mill is situated approximately 40km from Hobart. The Boyer Mill consists of three pulping facilities (all plantation radiata pine TMP) and two paper machines.

Precast Concrete Rail Infrastructure

The replacement of 10 Collapsed Culverts is another example of how the VEC team are able to complete construction works within the limited closure time of just 48 hours.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete Rail Infrastructure

The Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme (SWIS) is located in the Eastern extents of the North-West Coast of Tasmania. The Sassafras – Wesley Vale are is one of the most productive agricultural areas in Tasmania. The area has a long history of agricultural development and consequently significant infrastructure supporting agricultural enterprises has been developed (eg farm dams, irrigation and drainage pipes, etc). The region’s ferrosol dominated soils, close to Bass Strait, support a highly diverse variety of intensive agriculture – cropping, dairying and more recently vineyards, orchards and flowers.

Water Infrastructure

The Slip and Bank Stabilisation Rock Cuttings project involved fitting rock fall catch systems (fences and mesh) to various cliff faces and cuttings around Tasmania. The client signed VEC up to a concise 8 week contract, to finish 5 different sites before the end of June 2015.

Road Infrastructure

After the devastating effects of Cyclone Marcia in February 2015, the HQ Plantations sites hidden within the Byfield State Forest and National Park had received significant damage to its infrastructure, including three timber bridges.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete

The St. Pauls Bridge over the St Pauls River at Avoca, 80km south east of Launceston on the Esk Main Road, is being replaced as part of a Department of State Growth strategy to strengthen bridges on key freight roads in Tasmania to retain the existing Heavy Productivity Vehicle (HPV) and Heavy Mass Limit (HML) approved roads as strategic freight routes.

Bridges & Structures Plant & Equipment Structural Remediation Precast Concrete

The Stitt River Rail Bridge is located in Rosebery on Tasmania’s rugged West Coast. The bridge is 50 metres long and sits 15 metres above the river. By modifying the methodology, VEC was able to reduce interruption to the rail service by two days and minimise the amount of time spent working at heights. The entire project was streamlined to be completed in just three days.

Bridges & Structures Rail Infrastructure

The Strahan port is an integral part of the Strahan community and the West Coast of Tasmania. The Strahan port provides a sense of place for the residents of Strahan and being a critical element in the historic fabric of Strahan, as wel as economically through employment opportunities and the enhancement of tourist experience and aesthetically, through creating a picturesque back drop to the town.

Marine Infrastructure Piling & Foundations

The Strahan Wharf Seawall Rehabilitation project involved the demolition and reconstruction of a 50 m long earth fill wharf used by the local community and commercial fishermen. VEC are experienced in piling in marine and estuarine environments with the majority of bridge projects being completed over Tasmania’s coastal estuaries.

Marine Infrastructure Piling & Foundations

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.

Bridges & Structures Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete

Tarraleah No. 1 Canal is located in the Tarraleah Power Development and forms part of the water conveyance structures that divert water from Lake King William to the Tarraleah No. 1 Pond, for use at the Tarraleah Power Station.

Plant & Equipment Structural Remediation Precast Concrete Water Infrastructure

The Tasman Bridge spans over the Derwent River, near Hobart, Tasmania. It is the single largest road transport structure in the state, providing a critical link between Hobart’s Eastern and Western shores.

Bridges & Structures Structural Remediation

The Tasman Highway, Montagu Bay Interchange has been in place since the 1960’s and is now the busiest section of road in Tasmania. Complex merging arrangements were causing safety concerns and traffic congestion. This project was identified to address these concerns by constructing and modifying ramps within the existing interchange footprint. Completion has seen a reduction in congestion and movements through the interchange made much simpler and safer.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Precast Concrete

The Theresa Creek Rail Bridge was replaced within just 4 days. Utilising precast headstocks and the innovative Direct Fix for the rail-lines, VEC and the crew of just 8 were able to complete the project within the limited closure. This project is part of the 22 Timber Bridge Replacement, Designed and Constructed by VEC for Queensland Rail.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete Rail Infrastructure

This project from Queensland Rail entails a total of 49 rail bridge structures that will be repaired and replaced within 9 months. The total length of this project is stretched across 700 kilometres. The design chosen by VEC allowed a crew of just 7 workers using 2 excavators to remove the old timber rail bridge and replace it with the new bridge or culvert in just 48 hours.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Precast Concrete Rail Infrastructure

Tasmanian Irrigation awarded VEC this project that included the design and construction of over 36km of pipeline ranging from 110mm dia up to 800mm dia, 42 property outlets, 92 air valves, 10 scour valves, 2 pump stations, 2 monitoring weirs, a pipe bridge and a workshop.

Water Infrastructure

This project involved the design and construction of four culverts and two flood-way openings on the Queensland Rail network in the neighbouring town of Dalby, Queensland.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Precast Concrete Rail Infrastructure

This project entailed the Design and Construction of 4 dual lane plank bridges to reinstate access between Tasmania’s East coast and Tasman Peninsula tourism road to replace flood damaged timber structures.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete

The key objective of this project was to improve the heavy load capacity of the network and also provide pedestrians with a safe means of access over Wrinklers Lagoon, located at Scamander on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Bridges & Structures Piling & Foundations Plant & Equipment Precast Concrete

The tender requirements for the Wynyard Wharf were to construct a new timber wharf with two separate floating pontoons. VEC provided an alternative to construct a concrete wharf structure supported by steel piles.

Marine Infrastructure Precast Concrete
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