Hall Contracting is the principal contractor for Pelican Waters, an award-winning canalside residential estate and 18-hole championship golf course. Since construction commenced, the team has delivered all earthworks, infrastructure and subdivisional works on a site adjacent to the environmentally-sensitive Pumicestone Passage.
EPA approval of this project was dependent on the team’s ability to minimise its environmental impact. Under the guidance of Coffey Geosciences, Hall Contracting employed the use of recharge trenches to maintain ground water levels during construction. Prior to full scale implementation, Coffey undertook computer modelling of the technique, coupled with a small-scale EPA-approved on site test (100m x 40m). The water table was rigorously monitored and tested throughout the process, and the technique was continually refined.
While the use of recharge trenches was not new to the mining and agricultural industry, it was believed that this was one of the first uses in waterfront estate construction. The project was completed successfully and Hall Contracting was awarded the CCF National Earth Award Winner in 2005 for our management of the Acid Sulfate Soils.