In the 2017-2018 budget, the Australian Government established the $10 billion National Rail Program, a major, long-term commitment to invest in passenger rail networks in our big cities, and between our cities and their surrounding regional centres. The 10-year National Rail Program is designed to help make our cities more livable and efficient as the population expands; providing reliable transport networks and supporting our efforts to decentralise our economy. In the 2019-2020 budget, the Government allocated $2 billion to the development of the fast rail project, running between Geelong and Melbourne.
INTREC were engaged by Coleman Rail and Lendlease Engineering, along with Kyriacou Architects to deliver various building refurbishments at Maddingley House, Toolern Station and Rockbank Station, as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade Major Works Project in Victoria. Works on Rockbank and Toolern include the internal refurbishment of the stations’ PSO spaces, public and PSO bathroom facilities, ticketing areas, waiting areas and comms room. INTREC successfully arranged the completion of a central induction process for all site personnel, in line with Ballarat Line Upgrade’s strict requirements.
Maddingley House comprised of a full internal refurbishment of offices situated within two newly constructed buildings. These open plan offices contained staff amenities, utilities, storage and training facilities. Requiring the procurement and installation of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials, Maddingley House achieved a five-Green Star rated certification. Coordination and the proactive facilitation of trade partners as well as extensive administration requirements, called for high levels of organisation between our own internal project team. INTREC were communicative with the client in our approach to potential project risks. These jobs, coupled with previous projects delivered by INTREC such as the Pacific National Enfield Yard Office Alterations in NSW, mark INTREC’s early steps into Rail projects, a sector of work which we are particularly excited to engage in.