Petrie, Queensland


Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC)

Client Project Value


Contract Period

September 2016 to December 2017

Petrie Mill Development


  • Petrie Mill Redevelopment Stage 1 Bulk Earthworks Package. The project was delivered on time while closely managing and monitoring material supply rates with significant time and cost savings, while reducing the risk of contamination. 


The Mill at Moreton Bay Priority Development Area (PDA) is approximately 460 hectares and is located within the suburbs of Petrie, Kallangur and Lawnton. Moreton Bay Regional Council is creating a thriving major destination that will generate thousands of local higher education and employment opportunities in the region. 

With a full-scale University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Campus at its core, this new destination offers world-class study opportunities for residents in the Moreton Bay Region. 


CPM was first engaged in 2016 to work within the MBRC Major Projects team to plan and deliver the precinct and its enabling infrastructure to support the development of a new university opening in 2020.

CPM provided Project Management Services to coordinate and manage the various design consultants to establish the Preliminary Design and Site Establishment for Stage 1.

Following this CPM was further engaged to provide Construction Management Services as part of MBRC delivery team. This scope involved:

  • Site Remediation
  • PUP Relocations
  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Civil Infrastructure (State Network)
  • Civil Infrastructure (Subdivision/Development Works)
  • Parks and Recreation

CPM provided the MBRC team with resources which included Project Managers, Contract Administrators, Senior Construction Engineers, Construction Engineers, Project Engineers, Civil Inspectors and Landscape Inspectors.

Key milestone dates for the project included:

  • 2015: Moreton Bay Regional Council acquired former Amcor Paper Mill site
  • 2016: “The Mill” declared the region’s Priority Development Area by the State Government
  • 2017: Design and early works
  • 2018-2020: Stage 1 Construction
  • 2020: University Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay Campus Opened
  • 2023: Remediation of contamination complete


CPM was engaged to provide Project Management Services to co-ordinate and manage the design consultant through the preliminary design and site establishment phase. The contract was extended to include contract administration and inspection services during the construction phase.

The work included coordinating and supporting MBRC internal staff through:

  • Design Management through Preliminary Design Phase
  • Development of Scope of Work and Technical Criteria for detailed design phase
  • Overall Project Risk Assessment
  • Transaction management through the early works and construction phase
  • Prepare council briefing & recommendations papers
  • Co-ordination of external consultants and internal MBRC Departments
  • Review project estimates, risk modelling, reports, and other relevant project information
  • Develop and prepare, programs, tender documents and budgets.
  • Lead, facilitate and manage project meetings, workshops and stakeholder working groups
  • Contract Administration
  • Verification and Inspection
  • Simultaneous Operations Co-ordination.