PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE

PROJECT

Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway

upgrade – Glenugie to Maclean

CLIENT

Seymour Whyte

PROJECT ROLE

Environmental Advisor

PROJECT DURATION

2015 to 2020

PROJECT VALUE

$4.9 billion

Woolgoolga to Ballina is the final link in the Pacific Highway, between Hexham and the Queensland border, to be upgraded to four lanes. The project includes upgrading the highway to motorway (Class M) or arterial (Class A) standard over its 155 kilometre length, nine interchanges, more than 170 bridges and more than 350 connectivity structures. It will bypass South Grafton, Ulmarra, Woodburn, Broadwater and Wardell. The Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade crosses several floodplains and geologically complex regions, including the major Clarence and Richmond river systems.

WolfPeak has been contracted by Seymour Whyte on the section from Glenugie to Maclean ensuring environmental compliance with the project’s Construction Environmental Management Plan and sub-plans as well as the Environmental Protection Licence. This work involved obtaining approvals for out of hours works, environmental work method statements as well as ancillary facility addendums. Preparation and reviewing erosion and sediment control plans, providing guidance around their implementation on site, management of sediment basin commissioning and decommissioning program, formulating and tool boxing, no-go permits for works around cultural areas and site boundaries and noise and vibration monitoring are all part of our work on this project.