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BWT Construction Stages and Features

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The Bridport Walking Track (BWT) is a 40 week construction project. Figures at a glance 4,457m (4.45 kms) of track to be constructed in 40 weeks Team Work 30 trainees working in 2 teams of 15 each working on-track 4 x days per week from 8am – 4pm.  Classroom training 1 x day per week per team. Segments of Track Work The track team (trainees) work on separate sections and segments of track at varying times across the period based on materials,...

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A Track Par Excellence!

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Thirty trainees have successfully completed their three month probation period on the BWT (Bridport Walking Track) project.  With a third of the track finished (approximately 1.5 kms), and six months of construction ahead, work is progressing well and according to schedule.  Training and assessment of the following modules: Install Aggregate Paths, Treat Weeds, and Communications in the Workplace, along with value added components: Level 2...

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Let The Work Begin

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9 apprentices and their team leader embarked on  ground breaking, track building work this week at the  Maxwell Street end of the Bridport Walking Track. They are pleased to report that the first 50 metres of track has been prepared for aggregate path installation. “The enthusiasm of the crew is obvious,” reports team leader Nick Shuter and “it will be a challenge to contain their gung-ho attitude and passion for this outdoor...

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Bridport Walking Track-Site & Risk Assessment

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In the pre-construction phase of the extension to the Bridport Walking Track, the Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) team was on site last week to conduct a risk assessment. The track will, in part, follow the Brid river, weir and water race that delivered water to the town of Bridport in the 1930’s. Preserving the heritage of this site; the native flora such as Dicksonia antarctica and the fauna, with minimal impact in terms of...

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Bridport Walking Track Training Opportunity

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Conservation Volunteers Australia -CVA is the training organisation contracted to build the track that will encircle the town of Bridport.  Program Manager, Judy Barnett, and  Team Leaders Tim Jensen, and Nicholas Shuter, have been employed to facilitate the project. The Walking Track Extension project is an exciting value-added training opportunity for 30 participants to learn skills and experience in track work construction. They will receive...

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