Coffs Harbour Justice Centre Precinct
With a budget of $74 million building of the new Coffs Harbour Justice Precinct finally commenced in late 2013. With the principal contract being awarded to Richard Crookes Constructions.
Gosling Electrical/Goslec was awarded the contract to carry out the high and low voltage reticulation to the site.
Having previously worked alongside Richard Crookes Constructions this principal contractor was well aware of our quality of work, flexibility, ability to work on space restricted worksites and still deliver on time.
The development, on land fronting the Pacific Highway, involved the installation of a set of traffic lights on the corner of the Pacific Highway and Beryl Street right in front of the Justice Centre and a roundabout alongside the Justice Centre. These combinations combined with the fact that the site was small but very busy certainly presented logistical challenges in accessing and delivering to site and it is testament to our people that they were capable of working in very trying conditions.
Further challenges were thrown up by the infamous Coffs Harbour rainfall that also disrupted everyone’s works programs. However thanks to the flexibility of our people and their ability to communicate openly and widely we were able to re-schedule (on many occasions) and still deliver our component of works without causing delay to any of the other parties.
Our works included all the high voltage throughout the site including supply, installation and commissioning of a 1000kVA pad mount substation and electrical reticulation, connections and finally commissioning and connection to the Essential Energy Network.
We are extremely proud of our contribution to this magnificent new piece of Coffs Harbour infrastructure.
Grafton Shopping Complex
Situated in the historic town of Grafton, Grafton Shopping World owners saw the need to add a dining precinct to their already extremely busy shopping centre.
In order for this facility to operate a substantial power upgrade was required and Gosling Electrical won the competitive tender process to provide these works.
The scope of works were extensive but included supply, installation and commission of a 750kVA pad mount transformer, both high and low voltage underground reticulation to and through this facility with a new switchboard and mains. Low voltage works included all cable trays, power delivery to all tenancies, facilities, bathrooms, external lighting, tower sign and so much more.
Working in and around this busy shopping centre presented many challenges foremost of which was the safety of the public who were still accessing the centre, the centres’ operations could not be compromised and trading hours remained unchanged. To do this we had to co-ordinate and communicate with Essential Energy, various energy customers and their needs during outages, traffic control as works were taking place on a busy Grafton thoroughfare and of course the centres’ owners and various shopping centre tenants.
Our crews carried out works after hours when the centre was closed to the public and included many night shifts especially when the Essential Energy network had to be turned off to allow disconnections and connections. In these instances generators being supplied via Gosling Electrical to any affected energy customers.
Because of our expert and extensive planning we were able to complete this project happily yet expectedly there were no interruptions to any electricity consumers, the shopping centre or the general public whilst the project was being constructed.
Gosling Electrical are pleased to have been able to add value to the experience of both Grafton Shopping Worlds’ customers and the owners.
Tamworth Hospital is a major rural referral hospital that was in need of a major upgrade to meet the demands of a growing population in their catchment area. The new facility is a magnificent five-storey building that includes a new emergency department, operating theatres, intensive care, high-dependency unit, maternity unit, special care nursery, children’s ward, coronary care unit, medical, surgical and palliative care units and a new acute services building. The NSW state government chose Lendlease/Richard Crookes Constructions and Abi-Group to carry out this major project valued at $220 million dollars.
Gosling Electrical/Goslec was engaged to carry out the massive upgrade that would be required to power this community resource.
With all major building works being carried out at the same time on a relatively small plot of land required extensive communication with all stakeholders and other trades to ensure all parties could carry out their works simultaneously and although some unplanned interruptions to our program of works were incurred due to delays in building programs, we managed to successfully navigate around these delays and our component of works were delivered on time.
Works carried out by Gosling Electrical/Goslec included the supply, installation and commissioning of 2 x 1500kVA pad mount substations in series with 5 high voltage terminations and the provision for 6 future low voltage connections. Concrete culverts were supplied and placed to house these substations.
Additional works included the installation of 100 metres of underground cable and conduit, cable jointing, all connections, the complete commissioning of all electrical works and connection to the Essential Energy network.
Greater Taree City Council successfully applied to Air Services Australia for the right to develop a business park within the Taree airport site with a total of 21 lots to be developed over 2 stages this development is targeted at businesses such as warehousing, distribution, courier and freight depots.
Daracon Group won the principal contract and Gosling Electrical were the winning tenderers for the electrical reticulation. Upon winning the contract none of our employees or the business had any problems applying for and gaining ASIC clearances to work within the confines of the airport precinct.
This project involved the installation, earthing and commissioning of a 500kVA pad mount transformer, 135 metres of 240m.m. underground cable, removal of 1 power pole and transformer and the supply and installation of one 14 metre power pole on the high voltage side.
On the Low voltage side 970 metres of 240m.m. underground cable was laid, a new low voltage connection made to the new transformer, 14 pillars were installed and connected and then all connections were made, tested, commissioned and finally connection was made to the Essential Energy Network successfully completing the project.
Lake Keepit Dam
Lake Keepit storage dam is situated within the Lake Keepit Recreation Park some 30kms upstream of Gunnedah on the Namoi River. This dam has a capacity of 425,510 mega litres and a surface area of 4,370 hectares.
Built to provide flood mitigation, water storage, hydro-electricity generation and recreation the dam was completed in 1960 following a construction period of some 21 years.
Due to the age of the facility the NSW State Government and State Water were faced with the necessity to complete a major upgrade to comply with modern safety standards and to improve the ability of the dam to withstand extreme flooding ensuring the surrounding community’s safety in such an instance.
Works to be undertaken at a cost in excess of $100 million dollars included the construction of two spillways, three saddle dams, raising the main dam wall and a complete upgrade of both the high and low electrical reticulation and relocation of major electrical services.
Gosling Electrical successfully tendered for the high and low voltage electrical works and due to the dam wall being raised a lot of the electrical infrastructure had to be relocated. Works undertaken included high voltage reticulation throughout the site, installation of new earthing systems, the removal and relocation of one transformer, supply, install and commission another transformer, underground and overhead cabling and to supply, install and connect to a new main switchboard.
Finally all works were reconnected to the main network and commissioned.
This project provided many technical challenges and with a large amount of both local and media interest the spotlight was on how we performed.
We are very proud that Gosling Electrical were able to meet every challenge through our expertise, ability to communicate effectively with the principal contractor, suppliers and technical support and brought this major project to a successful commissioning on time and budget.
Nambucca River Water Storage Facility
The Bowraville off river water storage project in the picturesque Nambucca Valley, with a water storage capacity of 4,640 megalitres and aimed at drought proofing the Nambucca valley has been the largest project ever undertaken by Nambucca Shire Council with a budget of $54 million.
In an environmentally sensitive area great care had to be taken of this pristine habitat to ensure the least amount of disturbance to native flora and fauna where works were concerned.
Gosling Electrical won the tender to carry out both high and low voltage electricity supply and reticulation to both the dam site, water pumping station and the extended borefields where a series of new bores had been sunk into the alluvial deposits beside the Nambucca River complimenting the existing eight bores.
The works of supplying power to the pump station involved installing a pad mount substation, removal and supply of a new pole mount substation, many power poles and associated cable and fittings were removed and upgraded, both underground and overhead cable reticulation.
In a project that was plagued by extreme rainfall throughout most of our works and presented many logistical challenges, our people were more than capable of maintaining excellence in communication with many parties, rescheduling of works on multiple occasions and deliveries of materials, Gosling Electrical were still able to deliver. These works were successfully commissioned, connected to the Essential Energy network and are now contributing toward a drought free Nambucca Valley.
Blueberry Farm works
Gosling Electrical / Goslec are great friends with our local blueberry farming community. We have assisted in the growth of this significant industry by bringing power to enable many blueberry farms to be developed in the local area.
These infrastructure projects have been constructed on previously undeveloped areas and in quite rugged terrain that brings challenges in access and building the infrastructure. These farms are now able to operate due to having power for bores, dam pumps, packing sheds, chilling rooms, residences etc. thanks to the collaboration between Gosling Electrical / Goslec and our local blueberry growing community.
Isles Industrial Estate Industrial Dr North Boambee Valley
Literally in the street where the Gosling Electrical / Goslec offices and depot are, we were called upon to bring power to more lots of industrial land as the demand for such grows.
All works on this project were overhead with 12 power poles with conductors and associated fixtures and fittings, six streetlights and a pole mounted 500kVA substation being installed.
It’s really good to see the growth in demand from employment creating businesses, seeking to grow or start new businesses.