24 Akeringa Place, Mooloolaba

Before: Sunday 19 June 2016

Ambrose Construct Group

After: 20 December 2016

The Situation

On Sunday 19 June 2016 a severe weather event occurred across South East Queensland with a severe storm warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. The weather system delivered heavy localised rain for approximately four hours which caused flash flooding in parts of Brisbane with suburbs like Alderley, Toowong and Corinda receiving 150-180mm during the deluge. Streets were also fully or partially closed at the Sunshine Coast, Redcliffe and Caboolture, with fallen trees and flooding causing problems in these areas.

In a simultaneous but separate weather event just before 6pm, tornado like winds were experienced in Akeringa Place, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. Akeringa Place sustained the brunt of the high winds where at least five unit blocks clustered at the end of the street suffered extensive damage or were destroyed.

The Timeline

19 June 2016 – Storm hits Akeringa Place, Mooloolaba and devastates unit blocks

21 September 2016 – Ambrose Construct Group was approved to complete the repairs to 24 Akeringa Place, Mooloolaba

20 December 2016 – Repairs were completed and units handed back to their owners in time for Christmas

Case Study

Address: 24 Akeringa Place, Mooloolaba

Impact: 4 x units (2 x ground floor; 2 x first floor)

Scope of Works

The scope of works to the unit block included repairs to the ground floor units, Unit 1 and 2 and an entire rebuild of the first-floor units, Unit 3 & 4.

Unit 1 and 2 required a complete ceiling and robe door replacement and partial replacement of the kitchen including bench tops. All interior surfaces had mould remediation completed and were repainted.

The first-floor Units, 3 and 4, required demolition and then a total rebuild from the floor up. New wall, ceiling and roof framing was installed. Ultrabond salt resistance roof sheeting, gutters and down pipes were installed due to the proximity to the marine environment and new external brick works and rendering undertaken. Plasterboard linings were installed throughout and painted and a new kitchen, complete with appliances, was installed in each unit. The new bathrooms were fully tiled, with new vanities and tap ware installed. New floor coverings were then installed throughout and a complete clean undertaken.