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Bulli Pass reopened to motorists one week early after completion of second stage of safety work, which involved installation of rock fall protection safety barriers, improvements to the safety ramp and slope stabilisation works. The road was closed for 9 weeks while the second stage of works was being carried out and reopened to motorists 3pm on 27 October.

Watch a short video below:

More information on this project located at the RMS website.

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Roads and Maritime Services has announced that the second stage of rock fall protection fencing on Bulli Pass will start on 28 August until 3 November 2017, weather permitting. During the closure, local traffic will be allowed from Lawrence Hargrave Drive up to the hairpin bend.

Specialised Geo will be working day and night shifts, 24/7 to complete the work as quickly as possible, to install additional 500 metres of rock fall protection barrier fencing in the area. The fence will be installed high up on the escarpment by using cranes and other lifting machinery from the road. Heavy posts and fencing will be installed without damaging the surrounding rainforest canopy.

The most complex section of fencing, or about 600 metres of the 1.1 kilometre, has been completed during the first stage to prevent potential rock falls. A short video of the project, how the fence will work and the progress of work during the first stage of work in 2016 is available on the RMS website.

Concrete posts and footings installation along Bulli Pass Road during construction - Specialised Geo

Concrete posts and footings installation along Bulli Pass Road during construction – Specialised Geo

Updates for the community and details about the second closure will be available in RMS website. RMS will provide a reminder including detour maps at least four weeks prior to the start of work.


See Bulli Pass construction photos

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We are currently seeking expressions of interest from Rope Access Technicians with geotechnical experience for our project starting in November 2016 in the Hunter Valley region.

Responsibilities may include:

Industrial rope access work as directed
Tree cutting
Mixing grout to specification
Operating equipment such as telehandler, light vehicle and service trucks
Maintaining all equipment used in day to day work

Applicants will ideally have:

ARAA/IRATA Rope Access Technician certification
Geotechnical experience ideally in: shotcreting, meshing, scaling or drilling
Good communication and organisational skills, with an emphasis on team work
Ability to work to deadlines and manage time
Support a culture of health and safety
Ability to work away for extended periods of time
Pass a pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol assessment
Confidence to work at heights and on slopes
Hold a current drivers licence
Must have the right to live and work in Australia
Must have basic computer skills

Specialised Geo commits to offer:
Competitive rates based on skills and experience
A great working environment

All candidates must have the right to live and work in Australia and be prepared to undergo a Pre-Employment medical assessment. To apply please send cover letter and a detailed resume to Leann at rockfall@specialisedgeo.com.au.

Applications close October 31, 2016.

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Specialised Geo sponsored Race 2 in the Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day 2016 held 6th August at Broadmeadow Racecourse.   Below are the results of the race:


RACE 2 – Specialised GEO Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden Plate 1250m

Sebag – to be ridden more forward; settled outside lead.

Pianissimo – Stable representative S Page was advised that a warning would be recorded against the gelding which was difficult to load.

Arabian – missed the start slightly. Making the first turn commenced to race keenly and had to be steadied away from the heels of Mosaytion.  Rider C Lever reported that gelding travelled well on the bridle in the early and middle stages however rounding the home turn could not quicken when placed under pressure and in his opinion did not handle today’s heavy track conditions. A post race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative S Page concurred with the thoughts of C Lever that the gelding had not handled today’s heavy track conditions.

Sunday Swindler – laid out under pressure in the straight.


Watch the race below.

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Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day 2016

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