In 2020, Seymour Whyte was successfully nominated as a contractor on Major Road Projects Victoria’s (MRPV) ‘Tranche 1B’ collaborative procurement panel.
Following the execution of the panel contract, Seymour Whyte competitively tendered and was subsequently awarded an Incentivised Target Cost contract for the Pound Road West Upgrade Project in Dandenong South in Melbourne’s south east.
The contract also included civil works to increase the load capacity of the four lane Frankston-Dandenong road bridge over the Cranbourne and Pakenham rail lines.
Scope one: Pound Road West Upgrade
- A new 3-span Super-T bridge over the Cranbourne Railway Line to connect Pound Road West and Remington Drive
- Reinforced earth wall embankments on each approach to the bridge
- 2km Pound Road West duplication
- Modification of two existing traffic signalised intersections and construction of two new signalised intersections
- Construction of new shared walking and cycling paths
- Significant public utility services protection and relocation
- Major drainage upgrades to alleviate flooding risk to the new road.
Scope two: Frankston-Dandenong Road Bridge Upgrade
- Strengthen the existing bridge and retaining walls
- Minor upgrades to the road including resurfacing and drainage works.
The project is targeting an ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating for project design and as-built assessment, from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) – Australia’s peak industry body for advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure.
The project’s sustainability initiatives are aimed at managing climate change risks, developing climate resilient infrastructure for our communities, and maximising the sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes on the project.
Some of the initiatives include:
- material reuse on-site including excavated road base material
- a reduction in Portland cement content by a minimum of 30% in the non-structural project components
- use of bidim® Green in roadside pavements, a nonwoven geotextile made from Australian recycled polymers
- footpath construction using eMesh concrete, 100% recycled plastic used in place of steel reinforcing mesh
- providing opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses.
Seymour Whyte worked collaboratively with Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) throughout the tendering phase to improve design and constructability; and deliver positive social outcomes for the community.