Geotech’s specialist subcontracting capabilities were put to the test over the weekend of 13 February 2016, when we had three piling rigs and 30-odd employees working day & night out at Bentleigh Station on a rail occupation. The occupation ran from Thursday evening, 11 February, through Monday 15 February, as part of the Greater North Level Crossing Removal Project for John Holland. This follows similar weekend occupations at McKinnon Rd over the Australia Day weekend and two at North Rd in November.
Our role during the occupation was to construct the bridge abutment piles for the new Centre Rd bridge over the lowered Frankston railway line.
Over the four days our Mait HR800 and Enteco E6050 & E300 piling rigs drilled 41 no. Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) piles, 600/1050mm in diam., up to 22m in depth.
Well done to all involved in completing the piles both safely and to schedule. Most importantly the famous Sunday morning Bentleigh Market ran as per normal with our HR800 for company!