The Western Port Highway Upgrade was a major road infrastructure project being delivered by Downer Group on behalf of Major Road Projects Victoria and formed part of Victoria’s Big Build. The project involved replacing the roundabouts at the intersections of Ballarto Road, Skye and Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Langwarrin in Melbourne with traffic lights to better manage traffic flow on and off Western Highway. Additional through lanes, dedicated right-turn lanes and left-turn slip lanes, in addition to new shared walking and cycling paths were also key parts of the project.
Major construction began in January 2022 and was completed in December 2022, with the upgrade designed to improve safety and congestion for the 25,000 drivers that use the highway each day – and Onsite was on-hand to provide a wide range of products and equipment to service the client’s evolving needs.
Onsite Rental Group’s Approach
Agility has been vital for this project because of the challenging timeframes and rapidly evolving and increasing client and project requirements, not to mention the concurrent state-wide high demand for site accommodation products. Strong relationships and the ability to act quickly were key in Onsite securing the contract to work with Downer. We had already been working closely with Downer’s Procurement Team to secure a preferred supply agreement, and they continued to keep using Onsite because of our strong customer-focused service and quality equipment.
Onsite provided a wide range of equipment including telehandlers (2.5t and 3.0t), lighting towers, Superloo toilets, and crash-rated water-filled traffic safety barriers. A major achievement was the provision of enough lighting towers to suit Downer’s requirements during the multiple 24/7 construction blitz. They required a large number of lighting towers to ensure there was enough light for work to be completed safety at night throughout the occupations. Onsite was able to meet that demand and we were given the first opportunity to supply lighting towers for Downer’s major occupation in July 2022.
In addition, the quality of our Superloos and the reliability of our Victorian servicing team meant we were chosen to provide user-friendly on-site toilet amenities spread across the site.
The Business Advantage
Onsite prides itself on offering customer-centric solutions and our approach for this project has resulted in a myriad of benefits for our client, including:
- Quality, fuel-efficient products
- Reliable, well-maintained equipment
- Fast response and actions on any breakdowns or issues
- Onsite’s reliable afterhours service
- Open and clear communication
- Knowing they have access to call an account manager rather than a call centre