Supply Of Wifi Coverage
Name: City of Perth
Client: City of Perth
Owner: City of Perth
Site Location: Queens Gardens, Perth
Project Manager: Joseph Arrigo
Site Supervisor: Matthew Harris
Special Project Achievements:
Works completed within timeframe and with all project conditions successfully met.
Quality Standards Applicable:
Specific OH & S Requirements:
The gardens were officially opened in 1899 and named Queens Gardens after Queen Victoria in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.
The main features of the gardens include water lily-filled lakes (the old clay pits from a clay mine and brick works), massed displays of flowers, manicured lawns and a large variety of trees and shrubs.
The City of Perth requested the supply of WiFi coverage for the grounds of Queens Gardens.
This particular project had unique challenges of installing underground conduit to avoid visible changes or damage to the immaculate gardens, as well as the unknown specific locations of existing underground services and heritage listed subterranean artefacts.
WAP positions were identified on two existing light poles to supply adequate coverage, which required the installation of both power and fibre optic feeds. These services were supplied via the installation of underground conduits which were installed by horizontal boring under the existing lake.
In order to avoid any issues with acid sulphate, the bore was required to be within 1 and 1.5 meters of the pond bottom. PH levels were constantly monitored during the boring process to ensure compliance with the strict environmental parameters set.
Before works could commence the pond depths were surveyed to confirm the feasibility of the works and sustainability of the parks natural assets.