Project Description


Scenic World

WT Partnership was engaged by Scenic World to assist during the final negotiations with the Contractor and with Post Contract Administration of the Scenic Railway upgrade. The project was completed under a Construction Management Contract with our team implementing a number of cost monitoring/ control procedures.

The project involved the complete upgrade of the Scenic Railway, which travels down a steep incline of up to 52 degrees for a length of 310 m along with associated top and bottom stations. The majority of the works were undertaken while railway remained operational. Material/ equipment handling and personnel access was s a major issue, while also maintaining the safety of Visitors to the Centre at all times.

The top station/ and workshop is located adjacent the main visitors building, while the bottom station is located at the base of in the incline and connects to a timber boardwalk allowing visitors to walk through the natural bush.

The upgrade included:

  • Complete redevelopment of the top station including new covered loading platforms, queuing area and service walkway
  • Upgrading/ extending the bottom station along with new stairs and sections of the boardwalk
  • Reconfiguration and extension of the existing workshop
  • Upgrade of the rail track including footings and stabilisation of the tunnel
  • New train and winches
  • Refurbishment of part of the visitors building including restaurant, terrace, cinema area and group entry
  • Upgrade of the HV power supply including new substation and HV overhead power lines/ poles
  • Installation of a new backup diesel generator.