Level Crossing Removal Project – North West Program Alliance

Tetra Tech Coffey is providing environmental services to support the design and construction of the north west program for the Level Crossing Removal Project.

Project description

The North West Program Alliance (NWPA) is an alliance between LXRA, MTM, KBR and John Holland for the design and construction for a section of the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP). The project was established by the Victorian Government to oversee one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in Victoria’s history.

NWPA has completed the level crossings at Camp Road (Campbellfield), Skye Rd (Frankston) and Buckley Street (Essendon), High Street (Reservoir), Bell to Moreland and Glenroy LXRP as well as Frankston Station Improvement Works. NWPA are currently delivering Preston, Pakenham and Keon Park LXRP.

Tech Tetra Coffey Scope

Tetra Tech Coffey has been engaged by NWPA to provide environmental services throughout the design and construction phase for delivery of the LXRP.

Services provided in support of the LXRP include:

  • Desktop site review for project area to inform potential for contamination and guide intrusive assessment.
  • Intrusive soil, groundwater and ground gas assessment to inform project conditions (human health, hydrogeological and environment).
  • Project wide soil waste classification.
  • Develop spoil and groundwater management strategy and associated management plans for construction.
  • Pre-acquisition/lease due diligence assessment and advice and environmental baseline condition assessment.
  • Risk assessment advice (contaminated soil and groundwater, landfill gas, soil vapour, asbestos and drinking water).
  • Liaison and support with internal and external stakeholders (LXRA, VicTrack, EPA Victoria), including soil reclassification and ballast management strategy (EPA) and support for ‘make good’ requirements negotiations (VicTrack).
  • Advice and reporting to support Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) LAN3 (contamination and remediation) reporting requirements.
  • Geospatial services for infield data capture, presentation of site contamination data and integration into the project databases and mapping.
  • WHS and hygiene services (Division 5 and Division 6 asbestos and hazardous materials audits, silica dust monitoring and advice, air quality monitoring during construction and indoor air quality monitoring).
  • Provision of advice with regards to Heritage Sensitive areas within the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) and Victorian Heritage Inventory (VHI) and associated legislative requirements.
  • Preparation of Heritage Victoria Site Cards and associated Consent to Disturb applications in support of the project, working in collaboration with NWPA and LXRA.
  • Liaison, meetings workshops with NWPA and LXRA team, and Government regulators (Heritage Victoria) with regards to heritage constraints.
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage services including preparation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) and management of management of Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) engagement.
  • Archaeological excavation programs and on-site monitoring during construction and associated artefact analysis, cataloguing, and reporting.

Services Provided

Client name: North West Program Alliance (John Holland, LXRA, MTM and KBR)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Duration: 2017 – ongoing
Services provided: Environmental Services

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