City of Swan Road Modification Design & Construction

Project Description

The City of Swan planned to duplicate The Broadway in Ellenbrook between The Promenade and Bordeaux Lane to reduce congestion and improve the road’s safety and level of service.

The duplication was staged over a minimum of 4 financial years (FY), with Abaxa forming part of the planning, including service location and relocation, geotechnical testing and survey.


Abaxa were awarded the project on a Friday and mobilised within 5 business days to begin on-site management, maintaining our fast and compliant site attendance with our dedicated support team including dedicated account manager, project manager and large accredited resource team. Abaxa maintain a 99.8% response time commitment for our clients as one of our key brand promises.

Abaxa actively collaborated with the client on this project on-site to manage the project utility risk as uncovered during the utility investigations. The location process identified many non-DBYD utilities including Trunk Mains for Reticulation and House Services that would have a significant impact on the design and construction. The Abaxa project manager met with the client on site multiple times to highlight the risk and potential design impact that these additional services would have on the project.

Abaxa advised timeframes to locate and survey the unplanned utilities in addition to the existing scope, and provided additional on-site resources to bolster the team and assist in reducing costs for the client in an unexpected budget concern.

Ground Conditions in the area were “all day (permeable)” sand making the pothole verification process difficult for access and proving. Abaxa overcame this through utilising different vacuum technologies and support materials to complete the project on time.

This utility risk assessment and project communication meant the client was able to adjust the design to accommodate the utility findings, which prevented lost time and budget impacts for the project, saving time and money end to end.

Communication with the client was kept frequent to ensure there were no surprises along the course of the projects.


  • Zero Injury
  • Zero Utility Hits
  • Full Utility Locate and Survey to AS5488
  • Daily Service Reports and FINAL Project Survey Reports
  • Project handover meeting with successful completion agreement
  • Project on Time and Budget
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