Community Updates – The Beachfront Buddina Residences

5 August 2022

Tomkins has now completed approximately 50% of the excavation or “bulk out” of this project. Local residents may have noticed an increased volume of construction vehicle traffic accessing the main gate via Talinga Street as spoil is transported from site. Our licenced traffic management company has been operating on Talinga Street to ensure the safety of all road users and pedestrians.

Over the past few weeks the sites infrastructure works on the western boundary have progressed. This has included the first stage of sewer diversion works and completion of the underground high voltage conduits. A section of the Iluka Avenue footpath was temporarily occupied to allow for the safe completion of these works – the Iluka Avenue footpath is now fully unobstructed, and Tomkins would like to thank all local residents for your patience during this time.

The basement retention works are ongoing with sheet pile anchoring currently underway.

Our dewatering system has been commissioned and is operating in accordance with Sunshine Coast Regional Council (SCRC) development codes and environmental engineers’ requirements. You can see this green and yellow equipment installed in the north-west corner of site. This equipment will be in operation until we construct the second level of the building structure.

Our consultants have completed their assessment of building artificial lighting in order to meet the strict SCRC requirements for turtle protection. The “turtle lighting design” (as we call it) is a big focus for our project.

Looking forward to upcoming works; and once the bulk excavation is complete we will commence construction of the basement. This will involve the establishment of traffic management zones on Pacific Boulevard and Talinga Street to be used for concrete pumping and crane loading activities. As always, these areas will be managed by our licenced traffic management company in accordance with SCRC traffic management requirements.

During the September school holidays, the project’s undergrounding works are scheduled for the existing overhead power lines running along Iluka Avenue and Pacific Boulevard. Tomkins will provide further updates in the coming weeks regarding this operation.

 

1 June 2022

Tomkins is taking measures to always ensure community safety. The use of traffic and pedestrian management is essential to this. You may notice some changes to roads and footpaths and if you do; please follow the directions of our qualified traffic controllers who are there to look out for all road users.

You may notice some vibrations form our works. Especially during sheet piling activities. Vibrations are a normal part of the construction process. We have a qualified vibration management engineer assisting us with planning and monitoring and we expect levels to be within acceptable limits.

 

20 May 2022

Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders Pty Ltd have been awarded the contract to construct The Beachfront Buddina residential project.

Tomkins operate a local office on the Sunshine Coast.

The project is located in Buddina on the corners of Talinga Street, Iluka Street and Pacific Blvd.

The project consists of demolition of existing houses, new residential apartments across eight levels, basement carparking, corner store and associated external works.

Tomkins are aware of the impact this project may have on the nesting turtles both during construction and following completion. Tomkins have engaged an environment consultant that specialise in this field and has a long standing relationship with the Sunshine Coast Council. They will work alongside our design consultants to ensure development conditions are met. Tomkins have also worked with this consultant and council and met all conditions on another recently completed project along the same coastline.

Tomkins understand that construction can cause disruption to local amenity, traffic flow and pedestrian ways.

Tomkins will continue to keep neighbours up-to-date during construction with any potentially disruptive activities that may affect local residents.

We anticipate project completion in mid-2024 – subject to any delays including wet weather.

A status of upcoming works is below. Specific details will be provided to close neighbours via letterbox drop and/or email.

  • HV underground conduit works requiring some works on Iluka Ave footpath, north end – in progress
  • Sewer diversion works, requiring some works on Iluka Ave footpath, south end – awaiting authority approvals
  • Sheet piling to commence end May 2022 – vibration monitoring to be installed prior to commencement
  • Dewatering to commence mid June 2022 – to lower water table for excavation of basement
  • Bulk excavation to commence late June 2022 – truck movements in and out of Talinga Street site entrance
  • HV works – Energex undergrounding of overhead powerlines on Iluka and Pacific Blvd to commence September 2022. (School holidays)

Tomkins values our local community relationships and we look forward to delivering a value adding development for the local area.

Please forward any queries to reception@tomkinscommercial.com.au where your enquiry will be responded to by the relevant person.