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Meeting the demand for correctional facilities

27, August 2019

WGA is currently involved in the design of multiple correctional facilities. In Victoria, WGA is providing structural engineering for the proposed 1,248 bed maximum security prison, which will become part of the existing prison precinct which includes Barwon Prison, Karreenga Annex and Marngoneet Correctional…

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Project Sea Dragon

22, August 2019

WGA has been appointed to provide project engineering for Seafarms’ “Project Sea Dragon” (PSD). PSD is a large prawn aquaculture project located across three locations in northern Australia. The project focuses on sustainable land use and integrated design practices to maintain surrounding river and…

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Revitalising Adelaide's East End

20, August 2019

The transformation of the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site is well underway. The seven-hectare CBD site, known as Lot Fourteen, will be redeveloped into an innovation neighbourhood. Demolition of existing buildings, including the seven-storey east wing and link to the emergency department have been…

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Reducing Congestion on Karel Ave

15, August 2019

WGA’s Perth office are pleased to have been appointed to provide civil and structural engineering for the circa $24m Karel Avenue Upgrade Project. Karel Avenue is used as a north-south access route which frequently experiences significant congestion during peak periods. The project will alleviate current…

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$1B Whyalla Transformation

13, August 2019

WGA’s industrial team will have a major involvement in the Liberty Primary Steel Transformation project at the Whyalla Steelworks. The project has an overall value in excess of $1b. The transformation will reinvigorate Whyalla and diversify the city’s economy, securing some 2,500 jobs. WGA, in a joint…

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Rottnest Island Army Jetty Investigation

1, August 2019

WGA’s Maritime team has assisted with the investigation into an incident that occurred on the Army Jetty on Rottnest Island late last year. Our work focused on the direct structural mode of a failure of a deck plank, and our report contributed to a broader investigation undertaken by KPMG and tabled…

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Future Footprints Career Expo

30, July 2019

The 2019 Future Footprints Career Expo was recently held in Perth and attended by Brenton Clark and Connie Salinas. The Future Footprints program is an initiative of the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are…

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PGU funding announced for Oreti Managed Aquifer Recharge Project

23, July 2019

WGA NZs Bob Bower and Clare Houlbrooke attended the official ribbon cutting event for the Oreti Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Pilot Testing project last week in Invercargill. Water storage has become a major issue in Southland during recent years due to significant shifts in rainfall patterns causing…

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Celebrating the State Architecture Awards

16, July 2019

It’s been a great few weeks celebrating recently-delivered projects across several State Architecture Awards. From South Australia, congratulations to Swanbury Penglase on taking out three awards for the University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute including the Jack McConnell Award for…

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Tablelands Highway Upgrade, NT

10, July 2019

WGA’s Darwin office has been providing civil engineering for the Tablelands Highway Upgrade Project Stages 1 & 2. Tablelands highway is a major highway in the NT, 10 hours outside of Darwin, which is essential to the transportation of cattle through connecting the Barkly and Carpentaria highways. The…

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