Client: Laing O’Rourke
Duration: 6 months
Location: Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and Far South Coast
As New South Wales surveyed the bushfire devastation of the 2019-2020 Black Summer, the team at Brefni got an unexpected call. Could they mobilise teams in the Southern Highlands and South Coast of NSW to assist in the delivery of the NSW Governments’ Bushfire clean-up program. The task was to mobilise fifteen crews of people and plant, from Campbelltown to Eden, all licenced in demolition and asbestos removal.
The project faced many challenges which included;
Managing the publics’ expectations
Accessing 250 hazardous sites in both built up and remote locations
Legal disposal of highly contaminated materials
Undertake removal of friable and non-friable asbestos materials
Recycle concrete, brick and steel to reduce landfill
Handover a clean and clear block of land to the client / property owner including an Asbestos Clearance Certificate
Added to this was the onset of Covid-19 and its impact on life as we know it.