Focusing primarily on infill, commercial and urban development, we partner with industry savvy developers, town planners and architects who work collaboratively in the interest of uncovering optimum outcomes for every project.

Context Engineering provide engineering services to achieve solutions at every stage of project development.

Development Application

We support you through the development application process by producing all required civil engineering documentation.

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Detailed Design

Design drawings and models for operational works to ensure construction can happen as quickly as possible.

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Construction Services

We manage projects through the construction phase by conducting inspections and providing contract admin services.

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When you partner with Context Engineering, you’re working towards a brighter future for the built environment and the community at large.

Development Application

The services we supply to support the Development Application:

This type of report outlines the stormwater management constraints of the site and provides civil engineering solutions to demonstrate compliance with relevant council requirements. SBSMPs are used to show that the proposed development can be suitably serviced with the proposed stormwater infrastructure and mitigation strategies. SWMPs also support the type and scale of development that is proposed.

The following items are generally addressed:

  • Lawful Point of Discharge
  • Stormwater Hydrology
  • Detention Design
  • Stormwater Quality Management

The report is generally required for:

  • Multi-unit development approval
  • Industrial development approval
  • Commercial development approval

This type of report assesses the existing and proposed engineering conditions of the site to provide civil engineering solutions to demonstrate compliance with relevant council requirements.

Civil Engineering Reports are used to show that the proposed development can be suitably serviced with all engineering services and supports the type and scale of the development that is proposed.

The following items are generally addressed:

  • Earthworks
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Flooding Hazards
  • Service Infrastructure

The report is generally required for:

  • Multi-unit development approval
  • Industrial development approval
  • Commercial development approval

This report provides an analysis of the development flood risk, mitigation methods and associated design considerations. Civil engineering solutions are provided to demonstrate compliance with relevant council requirements.

This report is generally required for:

  • Developments within a Flood Planning Area

Preliminary design drawings are used to support other submissions in the Development Application. They provide a conceptual design layout for coordination.

They generally consist of:

  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Roadworks, including:
    • Internal driveways
    • Vehicle crossovers
    • Road widening
    • Upgraded intersections
    • New public roads
  • Existing and Development Stormwater Catchment Layout Plan
  • Stormwater Drainage Layout Plan and connection points
  • Civil Engineering Report
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Layout Plan (ESCP)

These drawings are generally required in conjunction with:

  • Civil Engineering Report
  • Flood Impact Assessment

Demonstration that the development design complies with the local council guidelines is required as part of the Development Application.

These vary for each council but may include:

  • Filling and Excavation Code
  • Stormwater Code
  • Infrastructure Design Code
  • Works and Services Code

These code responses are generally required:

  • SWMP
  • Civil Engineering Report
  • Flood Impact Assessment
  • Project Feasibility Reports
  • Pre lodgement advice
  • Service Advice Notice for water and sewer authorities

Detailed Design

The detailed design plans we supply to support the Operation Works application and subsequent construction phases include:

These plans are required for the construction phase of projects to protect surrounding waterways and infrastructure from sediment and erosion. Sediment erosion control devices must be identified and dimensioned in accordance with the requirements of the International Erosion Control (IECA) Best Practice Management Guide and typically include:

  • Silt fences and bunds
  • Inlet protection
  • Stockpile treatment
  • Sediment basins

Modelling and drawings are used to assess the earthworks changes from the existing to developed site conditions.

The detailed design elements typically include:

  • Cut/fill plans with pad levels and detailed design contours
  • Earthworks cross sections
  • Construction set out, dimensions and details
  • Preparation of design surfaces in 3d for surveying and construction (design tins);
  • Bulk earthworks quantities
  • Access provisions during the bulk earthworks phase

Internal roadwork and pavement plans are required for proposed roads and vehicle crossovers within a development.

Engineering design drawings are typically required to include the following design elements:

  • Finished surface grading and contour plan
  • Set out of kerb and channelling
  • Set out of pedestrian paths
  • Set out points and alignment points of intersections or complex road features
  • Pavement specification
  • Demolition and tie in details to connect to existing infrastructure

Stormwater plans are required in to ensure that stormwater is effectively captured and directed to a lawful point of discharge.

These plans typically include:

  • Stormwater catchment plans
  • Set out of the main drainage lines and inlets
  • Identification of a lawful point of discharge
  • Identification of service clashes
  • Specification of pipe sizes and materials using hydrological calculations
  • Construction details for stormwater manhole and outlet structures
  • Construction details for stormwater quality/ detention devices

Detailed plans for sewer and water are required to assess if the existing infrastructure has sufficient capacity for connection.

Engineering design drawings are required to include the following design elements:

  • Set out of water and sewer connections
  • Longitudinal sections of the sewer lines
  • Sewer manhole details
  • Specification of pipe sizes and materials in accordance with the SEQ code
  • Construction procedures (i.e.) cut in to existing pipes and/or manhole/fitting specifications)
  • Specification of water meter arrangement(s) in accordance with local water supplier
  • Set out of any necessary access or maintenance easements
  • Tendering advice including Bill of Quantities preparation
  • Infrastructure Agreement establishment and management
  • Retaining wall design

Construction Management

The services we supply to support the project through construction to completion:

Contract administration phases allow the design engineer to take an active role in the construction of works. This helps ensure the quality of the final product, and can assist in the management of cost and delivery risks.

Context can provide the following services:

  • Tendering and Tender Assessment
  • Claim and Delay tracking and processing
  • Contractor negotiations
  • Site Superintendency

Construction inspections are necessary to ensure that works are built in accordance with the design and are required for Certification to Council or Service Authorities.

Context can undertake RPEQ inspections for:

  • Required hold-point inspections for Certification
  • Regular construction inspections to maintain quality and consistency
  • Clients representative inspections

On and Off Maintenance package submissions are required to ensure that constructed works comply with the relevant Development Approval conditions before being transferred to Council or the relevant service provider.

Context can review of the construction documentation the survey supplied to us.

We can:

  • Prepare and certify Maintenance Bonds
  • Issue inspection certificates
  • Review and certify drawings
  • Certify works against Development Approval conditions, as required for Connection Certificates and Plan Sealing

Previous Projects

ARC Residences

570 Coronation Drive, Toowong, QLD

ARC Residences is a multiple storey residential high rise adjacent to the Brisbane River in Toowong. Prepared civil design and documentation for the site including Development application report and drawings. Civil design works included earthworks for basement excavation, flood risk mitigation, water and sewer connection.

- Spyre Group

Bunnings Big Fish

Pumicestone Road, Caboolture, QLD

Creation of a Bunnings warehouse including internal access pavement and carparking areas. Prepared detailed design documentation including bulk earthworks, roadworks details and stormwater infrastructure plans. Managing construction phase activities including inspections and liaising with other consultants.

- H.Troon

NDIS in-home assisted living

Wynnum, QLD

We provided civil site design and construction services as part of our involvement in this project.

- ACB Project Solutions

Montague Markets

Ferry Road, West End, QLD

Montague Markets is multi-use development consisting of retail and residential high-rise. Provided detailed design, tender assessment and construction supervision for the delivery of trunk sewer infrastructure.

- Pradella

Gold Coast Highway Boutique Apartments

1871 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Multi-storey boutique apartment building in Burleigh Heads. Delivered necessary documentation for Development Approval including civil design drawings for basement excavation, sewer and stormwater connection.

- Spyre Group

Redlands Business Park

Multiple Sites

Designed and managed several sites within the Redlands Business Park. This includes providing documentation for Development Approval, Detailed Design and Construction Phase activities. Civil design and construction works included earthworks, pavement details and stormwater layout.

- Howell Constructions


Pumicestone Road, Caboolture, QLD

New commercial development located in the Big Fish commercial area being development near Caboolture. Context Engineering provided the civil engineering for the detailed design phase of this project including earthworks, internal roadworks and pavement design and stormwater drainage. Construction supervision was also undertaken.

- Eildon Funds & H. Troon

Peninsula Apartments Amenities Upgrade

Clifford Street, Surfers Paradise

Retrofitted new stormwater infrastructure as part of proposed redevelopment works of the existing podium level of Peninsula Apartments. Managed construction activities and project close out.

- SMC Building & Construction

Calamvale Development

38 Ormskirk Street, Calamvale

Development involved the creation of multiple townhouses in Calamvale. Provided detailed design documentation for earthworks, roadworks, stormwater, sewer and water connection. Liaised with local and government authorities during operational works approval process.

- Heran Building Group

SEQ Water Pavement

South East Queensland

Design support for the Clarendon Dam and Bill Gunn Dam safety upgrade project. Included the repair and remediation of existing damage and defects to the pavements along the top of the embankment structures.

- Christopher Contracting

Bunnings Narre Warren

Narre Warren, VIC

Bunnings warehouse and carparking in Narre Warren. Context provided the Stormwater Management Plan and schematic stormwater design drawings for Development Approval. Progressed project through detailed design through provision of earthworks, stormwater, pavement, water and sewer connection plans.

- H. Troon

Underwood Service Station

10 – 14 Lexington Road, Underwood

The Underwood Service Station is a Commercial development including multiple drive through food and drink outlets with an internal driveway and carparking area. Provided civil design and documentation for the site including a Dilapidation Report, earthworks, pavement, vehicle crossover, stormwater, water and sewer plans.

- ACB Projects

Springfield Station Park ‘n’ Ride

Springfield Greenbank Arterial, Springfield Central

Water connection for Springfield Central Station Park ‘n’ Ride. Provided detailed review of Major Works design plans for constructibility against the SEQ Code, and supervised compliance and construction phase activities including live connection works and project close out.

- GUNNE Civil Constructions

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