There are many construction projects around the world, but there is one which has become a bit of a celebrity – Project Builders. This popular Gold Coast property management firm has made its presence felt in the region for some time and is set to expand even further in the near future. While it started out as a small business in Melbourne, Australia, it later branched out into project management and development in many countries.
The company specialises in providing services for large and small construction projects and has delivered some great results in this respect. In fact, its reputation for getting things done in time and completing projects on schedule has won over a lot of people. This is in no small part due to the fact that the Gold Coast property market is thriving. With prices up to 20% above market value, projects of all sizes are available and eager contractors can be found to take up the task.
The most famous of these projects is the $1.2 billion revamp of the Pacific Motorway, which has taken nearly three years to complete. The project, which commenced back in 2021, involved tearing down part of the segregated section of the freeway and building a new tunnel. This has reduced travel time by more than 40%, reduces truck traffic by a third and makes travel easier for pedestrians as well. The improved connectivity has led to more people living in the city, which in turn means jobs for locals as well. One of the major contributing factors to the success of the project has been the role of project planners, who have made sure that key sections of the freeway have been modified accordingly.
Another major project that the project builders handled successfully was the extension of the Parcel Force One Freeway. Although the project was kicked off in 2021, work began just a few months later and was completed four years later. The extension included upgrading the Freights Road and the adjacent Mooloolaba Heads Lookout. It also brought the Mooloolaba Heads car park, which has proved popular with local residents. The project made significant improvements to the Freights Road and improved public transport links, which have helped the city become more economically viable.
Another major project that the project builders handled successfully was the upgrading of the Princes Highway. Although this project received a lot of support from the State of Queensland, the Federal Government and major business companies, it ran into problems when it was released in 2021. Despite intense work and funds, the project was unable to complete the project by the deadline, which forced the completion of the section a year later. This delay has forced the Federal and State governments to go ahead with funding the project again, although they have provided an extra $1.5 million to the Gold Coast Rail and Train Company for the next phase of the project.
The project builders have tried hard to keep the project on track despite the difficulties. The delays have meant increased costs and financial losses, with the company’s share stock plummeting on the Gold Coast. In an effort to regain investors, the company has introduced several fundraising campaigns. Unfortunately, these haven’t proved very successful.
The main areas where they have had success is when it comes to planning and developing the project. They are able to work closely with all the different levels of government and work with the various community groups to build and maintain the project. A key factor in this area is good communication between project managers, who are responsible for the main aspects of the project. The project managers ensure that the various plans and projects are moving in a similar direction so that there is less chance of problems occurring in the future. Communication is a vital part of any project and the Gold Coast can boast some of the best communication processes in the country.
Planning and development are also important for the project managers, who look after the budget, schedule and other elements involved in the project. They are required to perform a lot of juggling to make sure that a project comes off without a hitch and that the budget is not affected in any way. A good planner will always do a risk assessment on any construction project and will look to find any issues that could affect the project. With the help of Gold Coast project planners, businesses and other organisations, the project on the Gold Coast will run smoothly.