Black & More managed the the concept development and construction of a new government building for Sea Rangers and Environmental Officers on Thursday Island. The building, now known as “Powuppoon Haus”, achieves a 5-star energy rating and was designed to reflect the Torres Strait lifestyle, with the new space providing opportunities to represent local culture through built-in art & garden areas.
Powuppoon is the traditional Kaurareg name for a large pheasant-like bird. The Powuppoon is considered to be “passionate about its surroundings, determined, steadfast and a conservationist, always seeking to preserve natural things”.
Construction was undertaken with an Indigenous participation rate of 90%, which is the first time a participation rate this high has been mandated in a federal government agency building contract.
Program development and management of an awarded program to deliver health infrastructure projects across 20 island communities. Over 60 projects delivered comprising water treatment and supply; sewerage reticulation; roads, stormwater and subdivisions
Management of planning, design and construction of the award winning Gab Titui. The Centre includes; two gallery areas; external performance stage; conference facilities; administration buildings; retail space and gallery storage.
Lead consultant in the master planning, project management and civil engineering of a hillside subdivision and 18 housing units.
Black & More are managing the delivery of the upgrade works to the Bamaga Sewerage Lagoons and construction of the new Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) Regional Waste Facility. The Bamaga Sewerage Lagoons Upgrade involves the expansion of existing primary and secondary treatment ponds and increase in effluent disposal area. The NPA Regional Waste Facility project involves construction of a new landfill facility at Injinoo, new waste transfer station at Umagico and the closure of the existing landfill facility at Umagico.
Technical advisor to the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Black & More worked with Army and the community to deliver a reticulated sewerage system and treatement plant; a multipurpose administration building and sporting facilities.
Black & More acted as civil, structural and logistics engineers in the construction of surface wave radar facility trials on the Islands of Dauan and Koey in Torres Strait. The facilities located in uninhabitated areas required complex project management for successful installation. We subsequently managed the physical demobilisation of the facilities including cultural heritage, native title and environmental considerations.
Black & More undertook a Value for Money Analysis of works undertaken as part of the TIDS Program in Torres Strait. Our team assessed roads and drainage construction and seaport remediation against the Value for Money Guidelines of the Australian Government
Black & More managed the funding application, design, documentation and construction of the Mapoon accommodation facility. This facility included 2 x 2 bedroom accommodation units, 4 x 1 bedroom accommodation units and 2 x 1 PWD accommodation units, car parking facilities, access paths, laundry facility and storage, central BBQ shelter and landscaped gardens. Council and the local Mapoon Workforce had significant involvement in the construction of this project which has provided significant economic benefits to the community.
Black & More acted as civil engineers for the Mapoon AACAP Project. Our role entailed the planning and design of a new water reticulation system for Mapoon Community. Works were constructed by Army’s engineering squadron.