Swickers Bacon Factory – Kingaroy
In November 2016, the community of Kingaroy were greatly affected by a destructive fire through the famous Kingaroy Swickers Bacon Factory. This disaster meant that approximately 600 jobs were at risk and the livelihood of those people and families to whom depended greatly on the Swickers factory, Kingaroy.
The relevance of Swickers Bacon Factory in comparison to Kingaroy’s industry was very important to the people of Kingaroy, with 600 employed at the site.
To facilitate the reconstruction of the Boning Room facilities and construction of the Temporary Plate Freezing Building and Temporary Boning facilities, Land Solution Australia approached the project as a three-phase survey solution.
The survey works provided an accurate record of the following: title boundaries, existing structures, current site conditions, location of existing services and other assets that may impact the proposed design or project works.
The large extent of the survey area required the Land Solution Australia team to work in conjunction with Kingaroy’s local surveying team to produce the site survey. The image below is a small portion of the area that was covered. It is a combination of the topographical survey and the aerial imagery. Due to the tight timeframe, the team focused its resources on completing the topographical survey on the critical areas around the boning facility. Then incorporated the existing topographical survey records to finalise the overall site survey. Multiple survey crews were mobilised at the same time to carry out the laser scanning, aerial imagery, topographical survey and service detection.