South Australia’s Aldgate Primary School students started the new school year with freshly installed hardplay courts in the playground.
The new play surface has enjoyed a full term of active play and come rain, hail or shine, the courts provide students with safe play time.
Roadside Services and Solutions was engaged to deliver the new works which included demolition of the existing play area as well as fencing, masonry walls and profiling of the bitumen.
Roadside Managing Director Craig Woods said a stormwater upgrade had to be completed which also included pipe investigation and installing spoon drains, pipes and pits.
“Once the foundations were laid we could start all the surface works extending the courts area, laying new asphalt, line mark the area, install a perimeter fence and install all the inclusions for the volleyball and tennis netting.
The Roadside team was faced with a few challenges to undertake the job which started with there being no immediate access to the work site for vehicles.
Craig Woods said, “Roadside had to install a temporary track from Oxford Road along the southern end of the school oval and through trees to the elevated site.
“The track allowed for continuous access to hardstand throughout project delivery, even with above average rainfall for the Adelaide Hills location.
“Due to the large work zone, establishing a safe area was paramount. To alleviate disruptions to the school community, Roadside started the works at the start of the school holidays.
“We finished the project, including track removal, irrigation and lawn reinstatement weeks ahead of the annual school sports day,” Craig Woods said.
Some of the key customer outcomes included collaboration among all parties ensuring improvements and design changes were successfully applied.
Roadside maintained a zero harm goal with no reportable incidents occurring during the course the project. The project was completed on time and within budget.