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Design Management of the Northern Beaches Bus Line (B-Line) Program

 

Client Transport for NSW
Project Value > $100M
Project Overview The NBBP will provide more frequent and reliable services for customers travelling between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD.

The Works include:

  • Roadworks including new bus lanes, bus bays, minor lane widening and other road improvements to reduce bus travel times, increase reliability and support prioritisation of bus services;
  • Eighteen (18) modern B-Line stops, two (2) each located at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Brookvale, Manly Vale, Spit Junction and Neutral Bay, including real-time passenger information and improved seating and weather protection facilities for customers and reduced passenger crowding (where possible);
  • Improved access to bus services through provision of additional commuter car parking, as well as bicycle parking. No less than 900 off-street parking spaces will be provided under the NBBP for bus commuters. These will be located near major bus stops at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, and Manly Vale;
  • Interface management with works that interface with the commuter carpark being constructed at Brookvale;
  • The provision of bicycle storage facilities in each of the commuter carparks (lockable), with additional bicycle racks to be provided in the vicinity of the bus shelters (where possible); and
  • A range of road works improvements will be undertaken in the main corridor between Mona Vale and Neutral Bay, primarily to improve bus priority and travel times.
JJR Involvement JJR’s scope was to:

  • Manage & coordinate all aspects of the design process to ensure the project is delivered on time, on budget & to the highest quality standards;
  • Liaise with the client and manage consultants to ensure delivery of projects as per specifications;
  • Establish the design and construction methodology and process from end to end delivery to construct;
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest design and drawing systems and improve those systems where relevant.;
  • Value engineering and optimising cost-efficient design and construction costs;
  • Interface between Pre-Contracts, Estimating, Design Consultants and Construction Teams to ensure appropriate design solutions are available and pricing meets Contract Requirements.
  • Able to present at high level with the project team at weekly meetings;
  • Incorporate constructability smarts and innovations in the design outcome;
  • Understand and able to provide cost estimates for developed design options;
  • Drive Design consultants to optimise the design to achieve the best cost and safety outcomes;
  • Able and competent in achieving program targets;
  • The ability to produce and present accurate project reports and forecasts; and
  • Optimise designs for civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic etc. engineering disciplines.