• Location

    PERTH AIRPORT SKYBRIDGE

  • Client

    Perth Airport, Georgiou Group

  • Timeline

    November 2018 - November 2019

  • Size

    Major Project

  • Services

    Desktop Assessment QLD, Utility Location to QLB AS 5488 Including Utility Vacuum Excavation to QLA (AS 5488), Utility Survey and High-pressure Gas Supervision, Desktop utility assessment, collate data for site reconnaissance, verify utility records and detect subsurface infrastructure, survey

  • Status

    Survey completed on time - Skybridge construction completed

Project Description

The Perth Airport has been undergoing major developments as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link project. A key feature of the project is the new skybridge which connects the Airport Central train station and the airport terminal. The $31 million, 280-metre enclosed skywalk provides passengers with a sheltered walk while also giving visitors a 15-metre high platform to view the airport surroundings.

Working with the Perth Airport and Georgiou Group, Abaxa was commissioned to provide a full site evaluation prior to construction. The project began with a desktop utility assessment (including the Perth Airport GIS) to gather data for a site inspection. Next, was a detailed site survey to validate and verify utility records and detect the subsurface infrastructure.  

Working in a fully operational airport (pre-Covid19) provided a challenge. However, having previously worked on major city projects in high populated areas, including Elizabeth Quay and Perth City, Abaxa was well versed operating in public areas.    

The subsurface assessment identified several unplanned utilities, including some outside the approved clearance areas. Collaborating with the project manager, Abaxa provided recommendations for construction in line with their Safety Management Plan. The result was a reduced risk of asset damage and a completed field investigation which complied with Australian Standard AS5488.

Providing crucial data on underground utilities avoided any unplanned delays and allowed a seamless delivery of the new Perth Airport Skybridge.

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Results

The provided data management records and reporting in critical utilities allowed the project to move forward as scheduled.  

  • Zero injury
  • Zero incidents with underground utilities
  • Zero disruption to the operations of Perth Airport
  • Assessment and recommendations delivered within the timeframe
  • Project completed 
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