Grocon contracted Delta Group to complete civil construction works for the (then) largest integrated resort development in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world – the $750m Crown Melbourne casino and entertainment precinct on the banks of the Yarra River.

The scope of works included:

  • Bulk/detailed excavation works allowing for the construction of reinforced concrete foundations.
  • Concrete infrastructure – slab preparation and construction, retention systems and lift core rafts.
  • Construction of crane bases.
  • Emissions, noise and vibration controls.
  • Transport logistics, including traffic management and supervision.
  • Site infrastructure – basement stormwater drainage systems.
  • Site dewatering.

After a controversial tender process this project attracted intense public and media scrutiny. Working within strict environmental, safety and quality guidelines we successfully mobilised an array of plant and personnel to excavate more than 500,000 cubic metres of spoil, including the safe capture and disposal of contaminated soil under the watchful eye of the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority. Other key achievements included:

  • Effective key stakeholder engagement, including the Victorian Government and Melbourne City Council as well as local residents and commercial businesses located in Southbank.
  • Re-use of uncontaminated spoil in landfill operations across metropolitan Melbourne.
  • Construction of 50,000 sqm concrete ground slab.
  • Set out and installation of retention systems and sheet piling around the King Street Bridge piers (to support and protect major arterial transport infrastructure).