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.
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.
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.
Civil Engineering design of roads, park lands and associated structures. Project management of water park, fishing platforms and amenities.
Black & More project managed the design and construction of the rectification and upgrade to the Pascoe Crossing. These works were funded by QRA (NDRRA), CRF and Council. This crossing is a vital link on the only access Road into Lockhart River.
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.