Construction projects we’ve worked on
At Eastern Plant Hire, we’ve been involved in some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. From Melbourne right up the East Coast of Australia to Queensland we’ve been working hard to create a business that, from all locations provides “The Best Service on Earth”.
Heavy Haulage, Materials Cartage and Plant Hire are our specialty. We always love a challenge and have taken on a number of major projects over our time, take a look at our EPH teams onsite and the work we have completed below:
PACIFIC MOTORWAY M1/M3/GATEWAY MERGE UPGRADE
The Pacific Motorway M1/M3/Gateway merge is a $190 million Queensland motorway upgrade, part of the larger Pacific Motorway Upgrade Master Plan.
SYDNEY METRO CITY & SOUTHWEST
The Sydney Metro is the biggest public transport project in Australia to date. The metro will add 66km of standalone metro railway to Sydney’s transport network, making room for more than 100,000 extra customers every hour.
LOGAN ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
EPH’s plant and expertise have been utilised for various parts of the Queensland-based project. Our trucks were used throughout the day and night, with our night crew often smashing out 4,000T of profiling before each new day begins.
TOOWOOMBA SECOND RANGE CROSSING
This is the largest Australian Government funding commitment to a single road project in Queensland’s history. The $1.6 billion project is a 41km road bypass route to the north of Toowoomba.
LIGHT RAIL WORKS
EPH regularly undertakes contract work with Victoria’s leading light rail construction companies to deliver 24/7 service for critical occupation works. In 2019, there are three major projects currently active under Rail Project Victoria.
BRUCE HIGHWAY UPGRADE – CALOUNDRA ROAD TO SUNSHINE MOTORWAY
The Bruce Highway Upgrade Project is a 10 year project, the largest Queensland has seen. The project is aimed at improving safety, flood resilience and capacity for the Bruce Highway between Cairns and Brisbane.
PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE – WOOLGOOLGA TO BALLINA
We are currently working with CPB Contractors on 34km of Pacific Highway upgrade linking the Maclean to Devils Pulpit section to the south and the Richmond River to Ballina Bypass section in the north, worth around $365 million.
M80 RING ROAD UPGRADE
In December 2009, we mobilised a fleet of trucks for the major $647m section upgrade of the M80 Ring Road project in Victoria. There we undertook extensive contract work, from the Calder Freeway to Sydney Rd.
In late 2011, Eastern Plant Hire began contract work for the now-complete $156m Dingley Bypass project. The project covered a 6.4km stretch of road linking Warrigal Road at Moorabbin and Westall Road at Dingley Village.
SOUTH MORANG RAIL
From August 2010 through to early 2012, we were involved in the major $650m South Morang Rail Electrification Project with John Holland in Victoria. In addition to supplying a fleet of machinery on hire, EPH was the primary cartage contractor.
In 2010, we were involved in major work with AbiGroup for the 13.5km main freeway section of the $188m Nagambie Bypass. We supplied a fleet of quality trucks and equipment sets to this project.
REGIONAL RAIL LINK
In August 2012, Eastern Plant Hire was appointed as the preferred cartage contractor on a $835M project, RRL Package C, within the greater Regional Rail Link project by the Thiess Balfour Beatty Joint Venture, focusing on work from Footscray to Deer Park.
The Barangaroo Remediation project is cleaning up historic contamination, left there by the old Millers Point Gasworks and other landfill.
MELBOURNE METRO TUNNEL EARLY WORKS
Eastern Plant Hire have worked on a range of rail projects in Melbourne but the Metro Tunnel is one of our biggest. The Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project is a $10.9 billion infrastructure project.
MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION
As part of our continued work with VIC Rail on Victoria’s Big Build we worked on the Mernda Rail Extension in 2017-18. The $600 million project saw three new stations and eight-kilometres of tracks laid.
WEST GATE TUNNEL PROJECT
The West Gate Tunnel is estimated to cost around $5.5 billion dollars with it’s completion date set in 2022. The project is expected to take 9,000 trucks of residential streets thanks to a 24/7 truck ban on local streets once the tunnel is open.
MELBOURNE METRO TUNNEL PROJECT
The Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project includes building the tunnel entrances at Kensington and South Yarra, as well as a new platform at West Footscray. The works also include associated suburban rail upgrades that will maximise the benefits of the Metro Tunnel by providing more services for all passengers.
BALLARAT LINE UPGRADE PROJECT
The Ballarat Line Upgrade is part of the bigger Regional Rail Revival, which is upgrading every regional passenger train line in Victoria. The main goal being to provide more services during peak and off peak times and provide sustainable train delay solutions.
HODDLE STREET STREAMLINING PROJECT
The Hoddle Street Streamlining Package B, estimated at $44 million, includes the design and construction of a ‘free flow interchange’ at Swan Street intersection on Hoddle St and an upgrade of Brunton Avenue.
CITYLINK TULLA WIDENING PROJECT
The CityLink Tulla Widening project aimed to increase capacity by 30 per cent through road upgrades and additional lanes. As one of the main routes of travel from Melbourne to Tullamarine Airport the upgrade of the road was essential to ensuring the airport had reliable travel routes.
AVIATION ROAD LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL
As part of the Level Crossing Removal Project in Victoria Eastern Plant Hire have been working on the first stage of the Aviation Road Level Crossing Removal. This particular level crossing removal at Aviation Road includes the construction of a motor bridge over the Werribee line and a pedestrian underpass.
CAMP ROAD LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL
The $8.3 billion ‘Level Crossing Removal Project’ will see the eventual removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025, including the Camp Road Level Crossing Removal initiative of 2017.
CHANDLER HIGHWAY UPGRADE
The $110 million ‘Chandler Highway Upgrade’ project aims to relieve excessive congestion which affects over 44,000 daily road users and is set to see significant reductions in peak time queuing periods, general travel time, and provide room for the future growth of traffic volume.
CITYLINK TULLA WIDENING – BULLA RD TO AIRPORT
We’ve worked on a number of Infrastructure Victoria’s projects over the years, the CityLink Tulla Widening being one of those. We have spent the past five years working on both of the stages, in particular stage 2 the Bulla Road to Melbourne Airport upgrade.
NORTH EAST PROGRAM ALLIANCE
The NEPA work included in the removal of two level crossings at Lower Plenty Road and Grange Road, the rebuild of Rosanna Station and the duplication of the Hurstbridge train line, with the aim to reduce congestion.
RAVENSWOOD INTERCHANGE UPGRADE
EPH was part of a crucial road upgrade in the north-west of Victoria between 2016 and 2018 at the intersection of Calder freeway and Calder Alternative Freeway in Ravenswood.