Case Study: North Strathfield Rail Underpass Project

Project partner:NRSU Alliance
Construction value:$130 million
Location:North Strathfield
Construction type:Civil infrastructure

The North Strathfield Rail Underpass Project (NSRU) was part of a joint Commonwealth and NSW Government project. The goal- to deliver faster, more reliable service on the main rail line that runs from North Strathfield to Newcastle. The underpass replaced the junction at North Strathfield, a point where there was often freight congestion.

As this was a government project, the NRSU Alliance worked to strict environmental standards, having to maintain more than 80% recycling recovery on construction waste, and provide quality reports to confirm that these targets were met.

The Alliance wanted to deal with an Australian-owned company with a track record of environmental responsibility. Grasshopper Environmental fit the bill. Our recycling facility was inspected by the Alliance’s environmental engineer to confirm that we had the capability to handle waste responsibly.

Construction for this project was on a massive scale, with waste collection points spread across eight separate sites over 3 kilometres. Because the project was situated in a residential area, Grasshopper Environmental had to work closely with the Alliance’s traffic management team, so deliveries and removals occurred within a precise window. Each of our drivers was inducted onto the site and utilised the Alliance’s radio communications protocols, so we integrated seamlessly into the project.

Client Testimonial

"They’re prompt. They’re courteous. They’ll ring you up and tell you what’s happening. The guys from Grasshopper will get in and service your site as quickly as possible."

Geoff Sheedy - NRSU Alliance, John Holland, Thiess and Bouygues