Early works

The Goprint site demolition was completed in February 2018. The entire site (including the Landcentre) was listed as contaminated on the Environmental Management Register (EMR) and testing confirmed the contamination levels from decades of industrial use. The site required significant remediation works, including the excavation of significant amounts of soil down to a depth of up to four metres in some instances.

This included the soil supporting vegetation and trees on the site, meaning the trees and supporting root structures also had to be removed. Due to levels of soil contamination any attempts to relocate the existing vegetation was not feasible and would have resulted in the potential transportation of contaminated soil attached to the root structures.

Landcentre & South Brisbane Dental Hospital demolition

DECC Pty Ltd was awarded the $4.52 million contract to demolish the nine-storey Landcentre building and old South Brisbane Dental Hospital at Woolloongabba.
Find out more about this contract award here.

Works at the 16,000-square metre site began in September 2018, and building demolition was completed in February 2019.

Site remediation works, including demolition waste removal, were completed in mid-2019.

Goprint building demolition

Lawton-based company Caylamax Demolitions was awarded the $330,000 contract to demolish the Goprint building and works began in October 2017 and were completed in February 2018.

In total 11,626.35 tonnes of material salvaged from the Goprint site were recycled through various recycling centres.

  • 10,692.34 tonnes of concrete, equating to 99 per cent of the concrete from site
  • 66 tonnes of scrap metal equating to 95 per cent of the scrap metal from the site
  • 14 tonnes of Black Iron Light Gauge equating to 95 per cent of the iron from the site
  • 27 tonnes of high melting steel (HMS 1) equating to 95 per cent of the steel from the site
  • 2 tonnes of copper equating to 95 per cent of the copper from the site
  • 59 tonnes of general builders’ waste – such as plasterboard, carpets, light timber, non-metal claddings or hard furnishings contained within the structures not composed of concrete or masonry
  • 100 per cent of office and workshop furniture has been recycled
  • 97 per cent of material that left site was recycled, so 2.3 per cent of waste has gone to landfill.