Hazell Bros is proud to be part of the New Bridgewater Bridge project, one of the most recent significant infrastructure projects delivered in Tasmania. Hazell Bros, in conjunction with its affiliated testing laboratory QualTech TAS, has designed a technically challenging concrete mix for this project. Engaged by lead contractor McConnell Dowell, Hazell Bros will provide nearly 120,000 tonnes of concrete to the project.

 

Hazell Bros is pleased to announce that it has again been named one of the nine leading private Australian companies recognised for outstanding business performance in Deloitte Australia’s 2023 Best Managed Companies awards.

Hazell Bros is honoured to have the hard work we have put into our strategy, approach to innovation, and capabilities recognised externally by Deloitte and the Best Managed Companies judges in this way.

Now in its fourth year – and run in association with Google Cloud and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia – the Best Managed Companies program identifies and celebrates privately owned and managed companies across Australia that set high standards of business performance, and shines a light on the power of private businesses as innovators and major contributors to Australia’s economy. The program’s independent judges challenged and evaluated the strengths of the applicants across four key pillars: strategy; culture and commitment; capabilities and innovation; and governance and financials.

 

Photo L-R: Michael Hazell, Damien Bones (Deloitte Australia), Geoffrey Hazell

Downstream Portal

The Lake King William Downstream Portal works have been completed to allow access and setup for the Joint Venture tunnel. The Downstream Portal provides safe access to the tunnel face 16m below the existing ground surface. 24,000m3 of soil and rock was excavated in stages to reach the tunnel invert depth, with 400+ ground support rock bolts and 1300m2 of fibre-reinforced shotcrete installed to allow the steep batter shape to be supported.

The intake excavation works continue into the lower benches, with the first pre-split blast fired on Tuesday 6th February. To date, ~136,000m3 of soil and ~60,000m3 of rock have been excavated and stockpiled, with ground support rock bolts and fibre-reinforced shotcrete being installed throughout the intake site.

 

Hazell Bros Tunnelling Solutions Joint Venture (HBTSJV)

The team has established on-site and is preparing for the start of the tunnel contract. Works to date include an electrical substation to supply electricity to the tunnel; construction water system; site office setup; and mobilisation of plant and people.

 

Hazell Bros is pleased to announce that at the end of 2023, we acquired the VEC Civil Engineering business based in Ulverstone, Tasmania from the Downer Group.

This is a significant step in our long-term plan to expand our presence in the northern region of the state. The acquisition broadens our geographic reach, enhances our capabilities, and strengthens our position in the civil construction sector.

Included in this acquisition is the VEC Precast Manufacturing and Steel Fabrication Workshop - assets that will contribute to the overall growth and diversification of our operations. These additions complement our existing robust civil construction capabilities and position Hazell Bros for even greater success in the years to come.

As part of the acquisition, we have welcomed approximately 60 new talented individuals into the Hazell Bros business, bringing our total workforce to 800 employees.

The rain event in early 2022 had severe impacts across Noosa Shire and resulted in extensive damage to roads, water crossings, and stormwater outlets.

The Black Mountain Road landslide is the biggest landslide on the Sunshine Coast in 30 years. Geotechnical assessments after the landslip determined much of the damage was below the surface, measuring as wide as a rugby league playing field and as deep as a five-storey building. Coming up with solutions to restore the area has been complex and involved extensive geotechnical and engineering investigations.

Hazell Bros commenced work on the reconstruction in October 2023. The works will stabilise the road with depths between 5m to 25m across the 130m span and improve subsurface drainage.

Works completed to date:

Scope for 2024:

 

            

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