For over 50 years the tiny settlement of Yamba has been on the frontline of bio-security for South Australia. Situated on the Sturt Highway, Yamba is a key entry point for road traffic from the eastern states.
Greenhill Engineers was engaged by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to undertake the concept development and the detailed design of this unique facility. The site has been redeveloped to integrate three vital components for the state—a new heavy vehicle rest area for BDoubles, a new weigh station and an upgraded quarantine facility incorporating a showcase design that is a more welcoming gateway to South Australia.
The unique combination of weigh station, inspection facility and rest area, and the proximity of the roadhouse offered significant challenges to deliver an operationally efficient and cost effective layout.
This project highlights subtle, yet extremely effective engineering, which delivered the desired outcomes within budget constraints ($6.5m). At the same time it achieves an architectural outcome appropriate to the location, providing an impressive entry to the State.
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