Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay

  • Client
    Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA)
  • Delivery
    Management Contract
  • Completed
    March 2016

Proud to be part of an iconic project

In conjunction with CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors), Broad is proud to have played a significant role in the delivery of the inlet and public realm development works on behalf of the State Government.

Few other construction sites in Western Australia are more iconic than the transformation of Elizabeth Quay. The scale and profile of this landmark project has been delivered by a very experienced team, as more than 15,000 people in the surrounding offices and buildings looked on.

Spanning an area of approximately 10 hectares of prime riverfront land in the heart of the city, the project incorporates the construction of a new inlet with associated roads, parks, promenades and an island with connecting bridge.

The contract was awarded in December 2012, with works both marine and land based commencing in early 2013. These included dredging, piling, major concrete and earthworks. The project has taken shape piece-by–piece, resulting in a world-class waterfront destination.

Now complete, the historic Barrack Street Jetty precinct has undergone a major facelift, boasting a new ferry terminal which arrives inside the inlet for commuters traveling to and from South Perth and the city, and new food and beverage outlets, including the brick-by-brick deconstruction and rebuild of Perth’s well-known and heritage listed Florence Hummerston kiosk.


The scale of the project:

  • 12,000 cubic metres of dredging
  • 165,000 cubic metres excavation for the inlet and promenade
  • 36,000sqm of paving – over 2 million granite pavers were laid by hand (up to 30,000 per day)
  • 16,000 cubic metres of compacted limestone to create an island
  • 1 km diaphragm walls
  • 150m footbridge over the inlet

Significant achievements:

‘Gold’ Healthy Workplace status
The team was awarded ‘Gold’ Healthy Workplace status from Healthier Workplace WA in recognition of its Health and Wellness Program.

2014 Banksia Sustainability Awards for Environmental Excellence
The project was a category finalist in the Banksia Sustainability Awards for Environmental Excellence in late 2014.

As a finalist, the project team was recognised for its efforts in changing the DA2 dredge methodology from a cutter suction dredger to the more sustainable method of the backhoe dredger, and the sustainable results that this produced.

2015 Banksia Foundation Sustainable Water Management Award
The team was awarded the 2015 Banksia Foundation Sustainable Water Management Award for the management of the Swan River during the development of Elizabeth Quay in Western Australia.

To protect river water quality and ecology, CPB Contractors and Broad developed rigorous monitoring programs, adopted industry best practice and scientific review, and implemented environmentally sensitive methodologies during construction.

Environmental considerations included the management of acid sulphate soils, European and Indigenous heritage, marine fauna and seagrass communities, groundwater, waste, contamination and remediation, and the disposal and re-use of bulk excavated material.


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