- 1999 - 2012
- Port Bouvard Developments
Port Bouvard encompasses 3,000 lots as well as related infrastructure including a golf course, residential waterways, a marina, an inland beach and maritime facilities. This project was completed in 2012 and saw TABEC provide key design and contract management services spanning a 13-year period, with around 30 individual contracts administered by us.
The Developer appreciated the many innovations put forward by the TABEC team, which delivered considerable improvements to this award-winning project, both in terms of quality outcomes and commerciality. We also executed a number of aspects of the project under exceedingly tight time-frames, including the design and construction of Australia’s first, non-standard 20-meter wide canals estate at Bouvard Island in just ten weeks.
A unique opportunity was identified by the Developer for marketing Bouvard Island, which formed part of the Northport canal complex, as an exclusive, luxury site. To reinforce the island’s premium positioning in the development, TABEC was required to create a narrow, T-shaped canal inlet cut from limestone rock, with full height blockwork edge walling and direct small boat mooring.
The Developer required the canals to be completed in an incredibly short eight-week period. Through our single-minded dedication, innovative ideas and extra hours spent on site, the TABEC team was able to successfully manage the contractor to delivering an exceptional outcome, despite their initial doubts that it could be achieved within the time-frame. This process required a collaborative approach and involved a high level of flexibility including ‘on-the-run’ designing of seven different structural support methods for the edge walls, which were backed by sand, rock and a combination of the two.