Brake Test Ramps

Location: Multiple mine sites within the Bowen Basin.

To improve the safety at various underground mine sites within the Bowen Basin, PCE was commissioned to design Brake Test Ramps (including the associated arrestor bed). The Brake Test Ramps were designed to cater for a variety of underground vehicles.

Magpies Sporting Club

Paragon Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd have had a close working relationship with Magpies Sporting Club for many years. We have provided them with quality engineering design services for their expanding sporting complexes and parking areas.

In 2019 Magpies proudly opened their new soccer facility which encompasses a new clubhouse and amenities building. There is also parking for over 140 cars and bus set down facilities. This sporting complex now represents Mackay’s leading soccer facility for QLD soccer tournaments.

Fishway at Black Rock Creek

During 2016, Paragon was engaged by Catchment Solutions to design a proposed fishway at Black Rock Creek, Calen.  Paragon carried out extensive research and hydraulic analysis to ensure that the new fishway would be compliant with current standards and provide a successful outcome for the transfer of fish through the cause way crossing.  The project was executed smoothly and inspections were completed throughout the construction phase to ensure compliance requirements were achieved.

Concept and Detailed Design, Road and Intersection Design

Project: St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School (new school)

Location: Mackay-Bucasia Road, Shoal Point

What was once a greenfield site is being transformed into a state-of-the-art new catholic primary school for Mackay’s Northern Beaches. Paragon was involved from the concept design, throughout the in depth negotiations with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Mackay Regional Council for the design of a new signalised intersection on a State Controlled Road, and is undertaking the construction services

Hydraulic Design, Modelling and Investigations

Project: Shoal Point residential subdivision

Location: Shoal Point, Mackay

Along with the overall detailed design of the subdivision, a hydraulic investigation was required to ensure adequate water supply could be achieved throughout the development due to the elevated nature of the site and limited capacity in the existing network. Paragon was able to create a model of the water network and design the infrastructure to meet all relevant requirements, whilst ensuring future staging arrangements were optimised.

Preliminary Masterplanning and Concept Design

Project: Aurizon Jilalan depot facilities upgrade

Location: near Sarina, Mackay Region

This design and construct project required engineering input prior to the project being sent out for tender to ensure the Client could specific sufficient information to the Design and Construct tenderers to achieve their desired product. Paragon undertook various aspects of masterplanning and concept design in the early stages of this project (for stormwater management, adequate vehicle manoeuvrability and economic earthworks) directly for Aurizon, before proceeding to detailed design and successfully obtaining a full Operational Works permit.

Site Based Stormwater Management Plans, MUSIC Modelling

Project: Sugarfields Estate

Location: Ooralea, Mackay

In addition to the other components of the subdivision (see “Large Scale Subdivisons” (LINK), Paragon also undertook concept design, MUSIC modelling and detailed design of the stormwater quality improvement devices which included a number of bioretention pods within the road reserves throughout the estate.

Drainage Investigations

Project: Mackay Showgrounds Redevelopment

Location: Mackay City, Mackay

The redevelopment of the Mackay Showgrounds was lobbied for by the community for many years before funding was allocated. The location and recent history meant that a drainage upgrade of the site was a must, but the staged nature of the redevelopment and funding allocations meant that a wholesale upgrade was not possible. As part of the Stage 1 works, Paragon was engaged to undertake a drainage investigation and preparation of a masterplan to provide a plan for the staged upgrade, working within the confines of the existing downstream drainage and the surrounding infrastructure.

Water and Sewerage Design, Bulk Earthworks Design, Stormwater Quality Design

Project: The Retreat Estate

Location: Bucasia, Mackay

Paragon was engaged to prepare the detailed design for Operational Works approval for the community title development The Retreat Estate. With the area to the north and south already being fully developed, Paragon had to work with existing infrastructure to design new systems to cater for the development, and comply with environmental requirements for stormwater treatment. The sloping site also necessitated detailed earthworks design to achieve a balanced use of cut and fill whilst maintaining the elevation for marketing purposes.

Magpies Carpark Developments

Over the past ten years, Paragon has provided Magpies Sporting Club, Mackay with structural and civil engineering services.  During 2015 and 2016, Paragon executed the design and documentation of two new carparks.  The works included concept design through to the Operation Works design and documentation, and liaison with Mackay Regional Council, as well as construction supervision and contract administration for the construction delivery.