The Ridge, Wongawilli

Client: Sheargold Property Group

Project Value: $7.2 million

Project Superintendant: Cardno Wollongong

Project Type: Residential Subdivision

Project Started: July 2014

Project Completed: July 2015

Project Manager: Paul Jones

Project Referee: Mr Michael Sheargold

Sheargold Property Group



As part of a plan to develop the West Dapto Urban Release Area (WDURA) to accommodate 40,000 extra residents over 40 years, Menai Civil was engaged by Sheargold Property Group to convert a 26.5 hectare site into a 14 lot rural-residential subdivision. The development provides a transition between a rural    setting at the foothills of the escarpment and existing dense urban housing lots.


The scope of works for this project included the following.

  • Site clearing, topsoil stripping, stockpiling and replacement.
  • Construction of a temporary diversion road including creek crossings.
  • Basin construction and wetland works.
  • 70,000m3 of bulk earthworks.
  • Services reticulation including electrical, lighting, gas, communications, sewer and water.
  • Construction of a precast concrete bridge and associated creek works.
  • 950m of stormwater pit, pipe, culvert and GPT installation works.
  • 8,100m2 of flexible pavement works including sub-base, base course, spray seal and asphalt.
  • 680m2 of block paving.
  • Kerb and gutters, concrete footpaths, medians and islands.
  • 1,300m of turf lined drainage swales
  • Turfing and hydro-mulching.