Mapoon Water Supply Facilities Upgrades

Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council appointed Black and More to manage upgrades to Mapoon’s water supply facilities. These new facilities include the construction of a new 1.2ML water reservoir and upgrade to the water treatment plant including a SCADA control system.

Mapoon’s water supply is drawn from groundwater supply bores and the existing reservoir is proving too small for the community. The additional storage capacity is intended to provide a level of redundancy in the event of power outages or other emergency situations.

The upgrades to the water treatment plant and provision of a SCADA system allows the water treatment process to be fully automated and controlled remotely. Previously the water treatment had to be monitored regularly and required manual operations.

This project has brought Mapoon’s water supply to 21st century standards and provides the population of Mapoon with reliable source of potable water for years to come.


Portland Roads Restoration and Redevelopment Works

Black & More provides master planning, civil engineering design and project management for the construction of major disaster recovery and redevelopment works on a 62km stretch of access road (Portland Road) to the Lockhart River community. Planning works have involved coordination and logistics for delivery of works under multiple government programs including NDRRA, CRF, TIDS and CIMA.

Black & More has undertaken detailed design & documentation, tendering and construction management of 35km+ of Portland Road. Works involve bridging multiple creeks; pavement regrading and realignment; re-sheeting and table drain recovery; sealing and resilience works.

Land & Sea Management Unit Offices – “Powuppoon Haus”

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.


Torres Strait Major Infrastructure Program

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

Department of Education State Infrastructure Enhancement Program (SIE)

Black & More acted in the role of Principal Consultant to undertake major renovations of more than 20 Far North Queensland Schools. Works included architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical upgrades.  Works also entailed in the identification and removal of asbestos containing materials from buildings built before 1990.

Atherton State School Walkway Upgrade

Black & More were involved in the design, construction and management of a covered walkway connecting the Special Education Facility and the admin facilities at Atherton State School.  The walkway consisted of a concrete pathway and covered link structure.

Yungaburra State School Prep & Admin Renovations

Black & More worked with the Department of Education and QBuild to deliver upgrades to the existing Admin and Prep Facilities. The design and management of this project presented some unique challenges. As some of the original buildings were constructed over 100 years ago it was critical that the external façade be left in its original condition whilst the internal layouts were altered to reflect current departmental standards. As principal consultant, Black & More managed the project through the design process and provided assistance and advice during construction.

Malanda State School Walkway Upgrade

As part of a larger vision for the school covered access, Black & More designed, documented and project managed a new all-weather linking walkway.  The school can now access the Music Block and Covered Sports Hall via the new covered walkway.

Malanda State High School Tuckshop Upgrade

Malanda SHS had outgrown their existing Tuckshop.  Black & More designed, documented and managed the renovation and extension of the facility.  The school now has a state of the art Tuckshop fully fitted out with high-end appliances, a walk-in freezer/cold room and a completely new and more serviceable layout.

Noosa NorthShore Campground gets a face lift

Black & More have been so glad to be a part of the renewal of the Noosa North Shore Beach Campground.   After a $3.2 million face-lift, the popular holiday spot has seen some significant improvements, with a focus on improving water treatment on site.  A total of 43 powered sites are now available along with nearly 50 unpowered camping spots. Defined camp sites are now in place to better manage the camping locations.  The campground will see a new camp kitchen, improved amenities and laundry facilities, along with beach showers, boardwalks and seating areas.

Another great project completed in association with Noosa Council!