We share the excitement with Lockyer Valley Foods in the lodgement of the Development Application for their processing and canning facility!
The Lockyer Valley fruit and vegetable processing facility will fill the void left in the domestic market, after all major processing facilities in Queensland took operations offshore.
The new $180 million facility aims to reinvigorate the region by providing Queensland farmers a local solution to process their produce and creating upwards of 500 jobs in the region.
Located in the township of Withcott at the base of the Great Divide, the site had major engineering hurdles to overcome which required creativity from our team, including:
· Steep grades in excess of 1 in 2
· Retaining walls in excess of 10 m
· Striking a balance of cut to fill earthworks material for +300,000 m3
· Significant local flooding and overland flow paths resulting in unique stormwater basin geometry and sizing to suit flows, and a no actionable nuisance outcome for adjacent landowners
· Providing safe vehicle movement and carpark geometry to suit the 400+ carparks surrounding the stormwater basins
· Achieving safe grades for internal roads, despite the steep terrain.
When complete, the community-owned facility will process up to 700,000 tonnes of local vegetables.
We have embraced the challenges this project and site have thrown us and can’t wait to move on to the next phase of this amazing landmark project for Queensland.
Engineer: RMA Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer: RMA Soils
Town Planner: Precinct Urban Planning
Architect: Gibson Architects
Environmental: Range Environmental Consultants / Astute Environmental Consulting
Acoustics: CRG Acoustics
RMA Engineers: www.rmaeng.com.au/
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What a better day to meet RMA's Aleacia Olm, than International Women in Engineering Day 2022!
Today, we celebrate the amazing work that Aleacia and women engineers around the world are doing to build towards a brighter future.
Here's a little insight into Aleacia’s passion for empowering young engineers, innovation, the Ag sector and wider industry.
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Brand new commercial building delivered!
Great to work alongside VHD Studio on this new 2-storey development in Toowoomba's CBD.