The Airport Link Project was designed to connect northern Brisbane arterial roads with the Inner City Bypass and the North South Bypass Tunnel. AGE were engaged by SKM-CW Joint Venture, on behalf of Brisbane City Council, to complete a groundwater impact assessment to form part of the Environmental Impact Statement.
The groundwater impact assessment involved development of a field investigation (i.e. bore installation, testing, and monitoring) and review of historic data in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the hydrogeological regime for development of the conceptual groundwater model. Based on this work, an analytical assessment of potential groundwater flows was conducted. This was followed by development of a numerical groundwater model (FEFLOW) to simulate natural groundwater processes and system stresses to assess engineering constraints, as well as assessment of potential environmental impacts.