Two employees wearing PPE with machinery
Maintenance Manager Ben Ready discussing safety with Leading Hand Mark Wade

The Road Asset Management contract (RAMC) team in south coast Queensland are a great example of the way we at Ventia strive to achieve the best for our clients and their customers. The Generation 2 contract (RAMC Gen 2) commenced in July 2019. Since then, the team have demonstrated a true road stewardship approach to managing and delivering their annual maintenance budgets in a manner that extends the working life of the road network asset.

Routine maintenance involves, among other things, the repair of potholes and maintenance of drains. The team has filled a whopping 4,650 potholes, filled 3,790L worth of cracks in the road pavement, and cleared over 26km worth of drains in the past eleven months. This is along with a multitude of edge break repairs, culvert repairs, shoulder grading and over 70,000m² worth of asphalt patching.

Ben Ready, RAMC Maintenance Manager, is proud of his team's achievements over the first eleven months of the contract.

"Not only has my team been delivering a high volume of work safely, they have been taking on new types of work, like minor seal repairs," Ben says. 

"Seals have previously only been done on our larger projects, but we are now doing smaller seal patches on areas where this treatment is deemed suitable, saving money and streamlining services for our client."

The team has also been assisting during major weather events and major incidents, such as truck roll overs, exemplifying true stewardship by answering the call to action.

At present there are two large rehabilitation projects underway in the Scenic Rim region with a combined value of $7.7 million, along with a pedestrian safety improvement project and asphalt resurfacing job in the Gold Coast region, as part of the construction works program. 

Sixteen projects have been wrapped up since contract commencement, including a pedestrian safety upgrade near Currumbin State School. 

Ventia were proud to deliver this important upgrade at the commencement of 2020 to improve pedestrian safety in this popular area. Frequented by students, tourists and locals, the team delivered a quality product right before school commenced for the year, with no incidents and no community complaints. In fact, the project team received five compliments - a record for both RAMC Gen 1 and Gen 2 contracts! 

"I give full credit to a team who is community focused in everything they do," says Asset Works Manager Daniel Rolls.  'From planning to delivery to tidy up, quality work with minimal disruption is our goal — and our team here has been kicking goals in this regard,"  he said.

Andrew Spence, Ventia's Contract Manager, comments:

Our Ventia RAMC team is working to deliver a significantly increased volume of work over this calendar year, proving that our client has confidence in Ventia to deliver services effectively, safely and to the highest standard."