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Moora Dam

Limestone Park was commissioned to design and build a 17 mega litre dam at Moora. One of the challenges of this project was the client's desire to obtain maximum volume within a given parameter. We had to use the extracted material from the middle of the dam to form the walls, but we could only excavate to 6 metres below dam crest height due to the underlying clays. This dam had to be constructed with very steep batters to achieve volume. We also had to “tie in” to an existing dam with a cascade, and also allow for an aeration unit to be constructed along one of the wall crests.

 

 

Mine Site Camp Updgrade at Meekatharra

Limestone Park's ability to easily mobilize its own equipment, is one of the reasons that an upgrade to one mine's existing accommodation site to house an additional 75 workers only took four days.

It was not until a few days before we were to be on site that the final scope of work was submitted, it was at this stage that we selected the machinery and operators that best fitted the project.

”We always try and accommodate our client’s wishes”, this mind set, coupled with our resources, machinery and flexibility, allows us to willingly accommodate last minute changes, and this is one of the reasons we are different to other company’s – “we actually walk the talk”.

 

 

Commercial Horticulture

Limestone Park cleared pivot areas for WA’s largest corn growers – One of the difficulties of this job was its close proximity to the Dampier to Perth Gas Pipeline, and the fact that a service road had to be established over the gas pipelines to allow 60t machinery access to the whole property.

Limestone Park engaged the asset managers and conceived solutions to potential problems that allowed the works program to continue uninterrupted this meant that our clients had to have minimal input and concern.

 

 

Coastal Fencing

NACC (Northern Agricultural Council) engaged Limestone Park to fence approximately 2km’s of coastal dunes running in front of the Lancelin town site.

The fence requested was post and rail over ring-lock; however we suggested using three strands of elastic horse sighter wire in lieu of the ring-lock. The reason we suggested this style of fence, was to limit damage to the fence caused by people who disregarded its purpose and took short cuts to the beach "through" the fence, as the elastic wire springs back into position after their passage, as opposed to the ring-lock which would have remained out of shape had they used it as a foot hold to climb over the fence, this along with being an easier fence to clear of the unavoidable build-up of vegetation regrowth along the fence line.


Limestone Park had to construct the fence while still allowing public access along the beach foot path. When we completed the fence, we were told that this was the best fence yet, constructed for them.

 

 

Private Dressage Arena

Often Limestone Park are requested to construct riding arenas with varying materials and budgets. This particular arena constructed in Gingin has a base of Limestone and topped with yellow sand to ensure an even surface.  We advised the clients the importance of and how to maintain the arena.

 

 

Intensive Agriculture

We have been involved from the very start with the $10,000,000 expansion and upgrade of one of our client’s intensive livestock complexes. This project has been developed and refined over two years, and at every step of the venture Limestone Park has been involved.

We have been asked to be involved in government negotiations relating to the project, as well as drilling, earthmoving and offering concept recommendations. Even after specific job scopes were asked to be priced, and our pricing had been submitted, Limestone Park continued to offer alternatives that in our view, better suited the project. These alternative recommendations were embraced and added to the project.

An example was the construction and lining of a 230m X 120m dam. When we submitted our pricing, we also included all the necessary storm water mitigation works and tied these into the project as a whole, in a way that protected the assets from future flooding and erosion caused by severe storm events.

This was an area that had been previously overlooked and was then adopted as part of the project.  We then went further with our research and recommended an alternative site location for a proposed new dam which had benefits that outweighed the clients initial choice of location.