Uniquely positioned between the East West rail line, the North South Newell Highway and soon, the new $10 billion Melbourne-to-Brisbane Inland Rail, Parkes is set to become the epicenter for major logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution opportunities.
BG&E provided civil and structural engineering, and flooding and drainage services for the Parkes National Logistics Hub, which included serving as the lead design consultant for the new freight facility which comprised container storage, rail sidings, heavy vehicle access roads and direct interface to the first stage of ARTC’s Inland Rail.
Partnering with Coleman Rail, in a design and construct contract, our collective team drew on a preliminary design and recommended several value engineered options which were incorporated to the final detailed design.
BG&E also worked closely with closely with our clients to produce a cost effective, fit for purpose design that achieved all the functional requirements set forth within a constrained environment. The project directly interfaces with the Inland Rail, at numerous rail and pavement interfaces. These were engineered in collaboration with ARTC and will provide a suitable and cost effective outcome for all parties.
The key features of the solution include:
- a state-of-the art intermodal terminal;
- functional design;
- shunt simulation;
- rail and road design;
- formation and civil design;
- pavement design;
- flooding analysis;
- stormwater design;
- maintenance facilities; and
- traffic engineering.