Ariella Private Estate
Bulk Earthworks – Retaining Walls
Underground Services – Roadworks
In May 2015, RJV commenced construction of the Ariella Private Estate in the suburb of Brabham, on the fringe of the Swan Valley. When complete, the 40 hectare development will comprise 500 residential lots developed in seven stages, and will include 11 hectares of community recreational facilities and a primary school. The development area includes a sensitive wetland and sits above an extremely high water table, with the treatment of acid sulphate soils, strategic dewatering and close monitoring and management of groundwater infiltration being part of RJV’s daily operation.
The estate requires a large volume of imported fill sand to bring the site up to its design levels. This has required targeted planning and management in consultation with local authorities to ensure that existing residents and infrastructure are not adversely affected by high volumes of truck and machine movements occurring in the rapidly developing area of Brabham.
The development is adjacent to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, one of WA’s most important pieces of energy infrastructure. Part of the works required the filling of parts of the PBNGP corridor to suit the estate levels. Due to the sensitive nature of the works these earthworks are being completed by RJV in close consultation with DBP.