Julia Creek Aerodrome

Project No. 6867

Following a technical inspection in July 2017, Mckinlay Shire Council engaged BEC to design & document pavement rehabilitation & lighting upgrades for the Julia Creek Aerodrome in North West QLD.

The Aerodrome facilitates scheduled commercial flights by Rex Airlines, provides essential deliveries to the region, & accommodates transportation for 3,000 athletes, musicians and bull riders to the infamous annual Dirt’n Dust Festival.

Our design brief included runway, taxiway, and apron pavements, civil drainage and runway lighting. BE Collective was further engaged to offer comprehensive project management & superintendency services throughout construction.

The full 1.4km of stabilised pavement & sealed surface was completed within two weeks, through periods of monsoonal rain and extreme heat well above 40° degrees.


Sacred Heart Primary School

Project Number: 6708

For our Sacred Heart Project, the BE Collective team provided civil and structural services comprehensively throughout the demolition, design, and construction phases of a new library and learning support building for Sacred Heart primary school in Booval.

The new building consists of a single-storey timber construction with a slab-on-ground system similar to a residential type construction. It includes a library, learning support centre, IT services, and general learning areas – complete with PWD access entryway.

Our civil contribution included a SBSMP and code compliance for stormwater; bulk earthworks cut and fill; and erosion and sediment control plans. The BE Collective team also provided extensive structural services across foundation and slab design; retaining wall, super structure and roof framing design; structural load bearing elements and bracing design; and continued construction phase support.

Mount Isa Skatepark

Project No 6861

Mount Isa City Council identified a need to refurbish the existing Isa Street skate park precinct in order to provide a unique, iconic, multi-purpose and multi-generational facility. The facility is intended to be a key recreational and social hub for the youth
and broader community of North West QLD.

The skate park renewal and upgrade project achieved funding through the 2016-17 Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program, in which over $600,000 was allocated for the revitalisation. BEC was engaged to deliver the project as follows:

• Detailed Design – in accordance with nominated standards & codes of practice, providing design certification commensurate with required building approvals. Documentation was provided to Council for endorsement in alignment with a strict compressed programme.

• Construction – delivered to best practice, including for all elements as specified by Council, undertaking all testing to ensure that materials & equipment are of satisfactory standard and provision of certification by an RPEQ. Provision of adequate Project Management to achieve targets relative to programme and reporting requirements.

• Defects Liability Period – to extend to 12 months beyond Practical Completion


Trade Training Centre, Boonah State High School

Project No. 6552

BE Collective staff provided both Structural Design and Project Management services for the Construction phase of the Boonah State High School Trade Training Centre project (TTC).  The TTC is a mixed use teaching, workshop, administration and storage space of approximately 600m2 overall.  The design incorporates a traditional steel portal structure with innovative pier and slab design. The structure is clad with multiple finishes and connects with existing adjacent school buildings.

Critical to the project was a short 12-week program, compromised by the proximity of construction to other buildings and curious students within the operating school campus. Despite significant program slip due to issues with Plumbing & Drainage approval issues and wet weather delays, the project was delivered on time, on budget and highly commended by an exceptionally pleased client.

Maud St, Heritage Commercial Mixed-Use


Project no. 6739

The Maud St site contains a stunning two-level heritage-listed warehouse building of approximately 1400 m2 and two smaller attached warehouse buildings at the rear of the site.

Owen Architecture (who we’re honoured to be working with) has proposed a mixed-use re-development that includes a flower market, commercial kitchen, roasting and bakery operations on ground level and function / conference room plus commercial offices on Level 1. The development is sensitive to the heritage nature of the warehouse and it is assumed that the existing building fabric is to be preserved to the maximum extent possible, including interior exposed brickwork.

With consideration to our extensive experience in mixed-use and heritage refurbishments, (Newstead Brewery at Milton, Wickham Hotel Refurbishment, Gambaro’s Restaurant and Hotel, Africa Hall for the United Nations) the BE Collective team have been commissioned to provide structural, civil, ESD and hydraulic consultancy services covering the design and construction phases.

We’re excited to be intimately involved in a project that has such aesthetic and cultural appeal.
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