Defence Housing Australia


April 2013 - December 2015


$14.2 million




The scope of work included:

  • 33,000m3 of bulk earthworks
  • 45,000m3 of imported fill
  • construction of 12,000m2 pavement
  • 3 kilometres of roadworks
  • 1000m2 of median infill works
  • construction of an 891 metre block retaining wall
  • construction of a retention basin incorporated into canal and wetland works
  • construction of a 25 megalitre sediment basin
  • installation of truck mains
  • lighting works.


The Bluewattle Estate land development showcased the integrated delivery capability of the BMD Group with business units, BMD Urban and JMac Constructions working together to deliver time and cost savings to the client through the concurrent delivery of works.

JMac delivered a range of aesthetic elements on the project including parklands, shelters and play equipment, footpaths and entry walls with signage leading into the main estate entrance.

Throughout the project extensive environmental safety procedures were implemented to ensure damage was not caused to an area of high ecological significance. A barrier fence was erected to preserve the local trees that were not marked for removal and contaminated land was identified and remediated to the full satisfaction of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. The project team also worked 64,000 hours lost time injury free.