Townsville, Queensland


Townsville City Council



  • Roads
  • Bridges


2009 – 2010

Contract value

$50 million

North Shore Boulevard

Fast facts

7 km

new road successfully constructed

2 no

bridges successfully constructed

3 no

3-span bridge constructed over Saunders Creek


LTI-free man hours


project staff training hours

98 %

project spend in the Townsville region


The North Shore Boulevard project included the detailed design and construction of a two-way rural road link between the suburbs of North Shore and Mount Low / Bushland Beach.  The scope of works included:

  • 7km of two-way rural road
  • Numerous stormwater drainage culverts
  • A three span bridge over Saunders Creek
  • Three span bridge over Stony Creek
  • Roadworks, drainage, relocation of 150 water main, streetlighting and traffic signals at the Intersection of North Shore Boulevard and Erskine Place
  • Roadworks, drainage, streetlighting and traffic signals at the Intersection, services relocations
  • Pavement works including provision of electrical and traffic signals conduits for future Intersections
  • Numerous cross drainage structures that enable the road to be trafficable during a Q50 storm event
  • Utility relocation works including construction of a 1000m of 600mm diameter water main and 9km of sewer rising main, with pipes ranging in size from 250mm to 600mm diameter.

A sewer rising main through the North Shore Boulevard road corridor was an integral component of the project, as it diverted sewage from the Northern Beaches area to a regional treatment plant. The road was largely constructed through undeveloped land with residential areas at either end and large developments adjacent to sections of the alignment.

Key project outcomes

  • Project delivered on time despite increasing scope of works
  • Strong relationship with the client maintained throughout the project
  • Through smart, upfront planning the team avoided one of the worst wet seasons on record
  • The team was sufficiently ahead in the program to allow for effective management of any supplier or service provider delays
  • 200,00 man hours free of any lost-time injury (LTI)
  • 6% local participation
  • The project was delivered significantly under budget, enabling the client to reintroduce elements taken out of the initial project scope.

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