Infrastructure NSW was established to assist the NSW Government in the delivery of critical public infrastructure for NSW. Functions include review of proposed major infrastructure projects by government agencies. Halber assisted InfraNSW as a review team member in Deep Dive Reviews and a Health Check of the Warragamba Dam and Wyangala Dam raising projects over the period 2018 to 2020.
Major Transport Infrastructure Authority Victoria
The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) was established to oversee the major transport projects in planning and construction in Victoria.
Halber provided independent review services to MTIA Project Teams including:
- Project Assurance Review of Western Roads Upgrade PPP (Victoria) for the Department of Treasury and Finance / Projects Victoria in March 2020.
- Peer Reviewer for the Melbourne Metro Tunnels and Stations Project Independent Cost Estimate. This independent review was jointly commissioned by the government and the contractor in late 2019.
- Undertaking reviews and providing strategic advice to the Caulfield to Dandenong Rail Alliance which involved 9 grade separations and 5 station upgrades.
WestGate Tunnel / Western Distributor Project
Transurban through a successful market lead proposal have prime responsibility for the delivery and operation of the Westgate Tunnel Project and the delivery of the Monash Freeway Upgrade Project. Halber was engaged by Transurban to assist with the evaluation of Expressions of Interest (EOI) and subsequent tenders received from shortlisted parties. The advice provided, focused on the delivery aspects of the tenders to assess the proponents capability in delivering the circa $5Billion project in the proposed timeframes.
Tenders have been awarded and these projects are under construction.
Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA)
Constructability Advice – Market Sounding
In conjunction with CPB, Halber provided a constructability report for MMRA for the Melbourne Metro which is a new underground rail line in the CBD of Melbourne including five new stations. The report focused on the alignment of the tunnel down Swanston Street and under the Yarra River. A key recommendation of the report to deepen the alignment was subsequently adopted and this project has been tendered and is now under construction.
Thiess / CPB
CityLink Tullamarine Widening Project
Halber provided Project Leadership and construction methodology advice to Thiess / CPB for the Design and Construct tender for this major project in Melbourne. The construction approach was a significant factor in the successful bid and the works were completed on schedule for the client Transurban.
Regional Rail Link Authority (RRLA)
Package C Footscray – Deer Park (RRLAFDP)
Halber was engaged by the Thiess Balfour Beatty Joint Venture (TBBJV) to provide strategic advice and support to the management team on this $835M alliance project. The project was one of a number of packages being undertaken for the Regional Rail Link Authority.
Halber worked with the project team to develop a number of opportunities including a project delivery strategy involving a number of planned major rail occupations to facilitate productive execution of key activities in lieu of multiple weekend occupations. As an example West Footscray station was opened at the end of a major occupation in October 2013 well ahead of the scheduled date of June 2014.
The strategies also reduced project completion risks, and improved community and stakeholder satisfaction.
Halber was engaged by VicRoads to undertake a number of project reviews and also provide strategic advice in the planning phase of their new projects.
Project reviews were undertaken on the CityLink Tullamarine Widening project west of Bulla Road, the Monash Freeway Upgrade project and the Thompsons Road Grade Separation project. These reviews assisted VicRoads to identify areas where the performance of the project could be improved which assisted both the client and the contractor to plan for better project outcomes.
Strategic and construction advice on the planned upgrades to the M80 Freeway in Melbourne assisted VicRoads in preparing their tender documentation for approval.
VicRoads is a statutory authority responsible for planning, developing and managing the Victorian arterial road network and delivering registration and licensing services. The road network extends over 22,000km and involves some 3300 bridges.
Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA)
Halber was engaged to assist Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA) in an advisory capacity for the preparation of a business case for a proposed multibillion dollar project in Melbourne.
Previously known as the Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority (SEITA), LMA was responsible for delivering the $2.5 billion EastLink project, which was opened five months early.
Thiess Degremont Joint Venture
Halber was engaged on the Victorian DeSalination Plant at Wonthaggi to provide a range of management services including:
- Planning and program studies to ensure critical activities were being addressed on this highly complex multi-disciplinary project.
- Construction methodology reviews to identify mechanisms for early commencement of commissioning activities.
- Mentoring of Project Managers and team members.
- Providing strategic advice to the Management team to improve co-ordination of the various interfaces and the team culture.