Presentation on theme: "The Challenge to Install 1,300 New Water Meters. Scope Install electromagnetic meters (mostly) + telemetry + solar power ~700 sites in Upper Murray Valley."— Presentation transcript:
Scope Install electromagnetic meters (mostly) + telemetry + solar power ~700 sites in Upper Murray Valley ~600 sites in Murrumbidgee Valley Data forwarded to NOW and SWC
Sites: Upper Murray Regulated, unregulated and groundwater sites
Sites: Murrumbidgee Regulated entitlement licences only
Challenge 1: Early Planning Align stakeholder expectations Scope the practical challenges in detail Integrate two projects into a single contract Ensure legislative backing (installing meters into private infrastructure) Collect extensive site data Prepare project plan
Challenge 2: Procurement Appoint Managing Contractor Draft the meter specifications and establish supply contracts.
Challenge 3: Detailed Planning Site data proofing Prepare concept designs Identify resource requirements WHS, QA and Environmental assessment procedures Prepare a work schedule Establish the Guaranteed Maximum Price Review and approve
Challenge 4: Implementation Landholder consultation Appoint subcontractors Site variability (!) Buried sites (unable to inspect prior) Clarity in specifications for installers Consistency in subcontractor outputs (QA)
Lessons Require reliable site data Regulatory support is critical Benefits from an experienced team Appropriate landholder consultation Need for some flexibility Clear specifications and quality control Good data management Fast roll-out possible with good planning.