Client: Seymour Whyte Constructions
Location: Port of Brisbane
Site size: 1,000m2
Seymour Whyte’s Port Drive Upgrade project is duplicating the existing road and adding overpasses and a separate shared user path. The team was looking for innovative ways to stabilise and revegetate batters. They decided to trial Hydroganics as an alternative to more common methods already specified for the project. Their goal was to find a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly solution suited to revegetation works for the remainder of the project. Hydroganics was applied to an untrimmed fill batter consisting of various materials that had built up over many years. These were first tested and, as a result, lime and fertiliser were added to the Hydroganics compost prior to application. A TMR-compliant seed mix was also added. After application, the site was watered intensively and also benefitted from natural rainfall. Cover crop started germinating after just one week and was well established after three weeks.