Client: Fulton Hogan
Location: Wine County Drive, Pokolbin, NSW
Start Date: February 2022
Finish Date: April 2022
Key Components: Water main pipeline extension, gravity sewer pipeline extension, trenchless installation under airport runway, water main horizontal directional drilling.
Cessnock City Council is preparing for the expansion of Cessnock Airport. Servicing the Hunter Valley region, this regional airport is the gateway to the Hunter’s world-famous Wine Country. Due to increasing demand from population growth and increases in tourism, the airport upgrades will prepare the area for further expansion. The installation of the new water and sewer mains under the runaway will allow for the development of additional hangers and offices across the site.
The project team persevered through several extreme wet weather events during the months of March and April, causing poor ground conditions. Our team were able to take full advantage of every dry weather window to chase lost progress, which resulted in works being completed three weeks ahead of schedule.
This project was carried out under a fully operational airport runway with high air traffic flow; this meant that all heavy machinery movements had to be carefully coordinated with the airport authority. Restrictions were put in place and safely monitored during the duration of the project to always ensure the highest level of safety.
We’re proud to be providing these resilient and sustainable infrastructure upgrades that will future-proof the airport for years to come.