Bald Hills asphalt production and laying
Fulton Hogan creates, connects and cares for communities; building the roads, ports, airports, infrastructure and property which brings people together. We build communities literally from the ground up, starting with our own network of quarries, complemented by our asphalt, emulsion and pre-cast plants.
Asphalt production and laying in Bald Hills
Fulton Hogan’s asphalt production plant in the north Brisbane suburb of Bald Hills provides a base for its asphalt laying teams in this strategically important location between Queensland’s state capital and the Sunshine Coast. Bald Hills is on the M3 which carries traffic from the Bruce Highway, the main route to and from the major population centres of tropical Queensland such as Cairns and Townsville, through Brisbane’s northern suburbs into the city centre. This is an important trade route for Queensland’s produce and one used by tourists as they move up and down Australia’s east coast.
The latest statistics, for the period July 2011 to June 2012, showed Brisbane had the second fastest population growth rate of Australia’s cities. The north Moreton Bay area, where Bald Hills is located, had one the highest growth rates within the region at 2% for that period. Large areas of previously undeveloped land on the floodplain west of Bald Hills are being converted into residential areas, with asphalt laying teams busy providing road infrastructure.
Fulton Hogan’s expertise in asphalt production provides road surfaces which can stand up to not only the high traffic volumes of the Bald Hills area, but also the challenges the climate presents. High temperatures for much of the year, interspersed with violent storms depositing huge amounts of rainfall in short periods, mean the area’s roads need to be tough – the polymers incorporated in Fulton Hogan’s asphalt production process create industry leading surfaces. The longer life and superior performance of these surfaces reduces disruption to traffic flow and maintenance costs.