Cardno is an international, integrated professional services provider locally delivering the specialist advice necessary to create or improve the physical and social infrastructure that underpins communities around the world.
Grantham became the single most devastated community of the January 2011 floods in Queensland, with lives lost and homes destroyed or damaged beyond repair. In an Australian-first, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council gave flood affected residents the option to move themselves and their assets to higher ground as part of a voluntary landswap agreement. The planning process was fast-tracked with assistance from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) and completed in just four months, an exercise that would normally take two to three years. Cardno worked with the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Queensland Reconstruction Authority, and played an integral role in the delivery of the project, combining project management, design and construction management expertise.
Lectel collaborated with Cardno and negotiated with the Council, Energex and NBN Co to provide approved designs for underground electricity reticulation, NBN pit and pipe infrastructure and road lighting for Stages 1 and 2, as well as the water and wastewater treatment plants. Lectel tendered out the electrical construction and worked closely with the contractor, Coastal Energy.
Lectel enabled the electrical portion of the works to be fast-tracked to meet the requirement for residents to commence building by the end of 2011. Lectel also donated some time to get a fibre cable to the proposed Lockyer Valley Trade School, to be located in Grantham