Engineering Excellence Awards 2016

The Sorell Irrigation Scheme was awarded a High Commendation in the Project Infrastructure category of the 2016 Tasmanian Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA).

The project was delivered by Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd with Hazell Bros. Group, JMG Engineers & Planners, and Cromarty.

JMG Engineers & Planners provided hydraulic modelling, transient analysis and design for the 3 pump stations, Rekuna Dam, numerous property outlets, and around 84 km of irrigation pipelines up to 630 mm diameter including the River Derwent crossing. The JMG team are pictured with the award certificate.

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Richmond Maze

JMG were commissioned by A-MAZE-ING Group to revitalise the Richmond Maze site.

The project involves the demolition of the existing structures and construction of a new, multi-faceted tourism operation with generous parking facilities. The Maze will include a wooden maze, a hedge maze, restaurant facilities and function centre, and various eateries including a wine and whisky bar. The redevelopment will also enhance the ecological value of the existing watercourse through the site.

Our role included preparation of all planning, structural and civil aspects of the development. We have successfully gained planning and detailed design approvals for the project.

2016-07-01T10:13:56+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|

Campania Structure Plan 2015

JMG’s Planners were engaged by the Southern Midlands Council to prepare a Structure Plan for the township of Campania.

The Structure Plan summarises the existing issues and potential future directions for the township and translates those findings into actions with guidance for implementation. The key features of the Structure Plan include addressing residential growth, use of public open space, public safety, and social and employment opportunities. The Structure Plan integrates the civil cost of the proposed actions with the Council budget.
The community was able to express their wishes and concerns for the township through a charrette process. This led to endorsement of the Structure Plan by the community and the Council.

2016-07-01T10:16:17+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|

Cove Hill Roundabout

JMG worked with Brighton Council and the Department of State Growth as engineering and planning consultant for the new Cove Hill Roundabout. JMG is responsible for all documentation from preliminary to detailed design, and planning requirements. The planning process for approval provided a test of the new interim planning scheme for an application involving multiple landholders and the creation of local roads over multiple zones. This project continues State Growth’s Safer Roads Program to reduce incidents at the Cove Hill Road and Green Point Road intersections with the East Derwent Highway.

2016-07-01T10:17:33+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|


On Christmas Eve 2015, a serious fire devastated the landmark Reliquaire building in Latrobe. With a real sense of déjà vu (JMG also attended the 2007 Myer building fire in Hobart), JMG were requested by Latrobe Council to attend site urgently to provide structural advice during the final fire efforts and demolition processes. Rob Brunning attended the site on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day along with the Fire Incident Team and provided advice that would allow not only a safe demolition, but early access to the fire investigators. These situations are full of urgency and demonstrate JMG’s ability to respond quickly and make quick decisions under pressure.

2016-07-01T10:17:56+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|

UTAS Sandy Bay Campus

The UTAS Sandy Bay Campus is undergoing a lifecycle transformation of its thermal systems. The original district heating system was 50 years old and showing its age, with reliability and efficiency shortcomings.

JMG’s team of engineers conducted cost/benefit and feasibility studies to determine the optimum heating and cooling systems to suit the operations of the campus for the next 30 years.

A decentralised, hybrid heating/cooling system using high efficiency natural gas boilers, and a series of localised heat pumps will deliver flexible, efficient and nimble heating/cooling services to all departments on campus, from Law to Physics, from Engineering to Humanities.

Stage 1 upper campus works are complete, and Stage 2 lower campus works are set to take place in the coming summer vacation window to avoid disruption to student studies.

By April 2016 we expect the entire campus to be online with flexible and efficient thermal services.

2016-07-01T10:18:15+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|

Future Leader of the Year 2015 Property Council of Australia

Our young planner Tom O’Connor was named 2015 Future Leader of the Year by the Property Council of Australia.  This award acknowledges, encourages, and promotes the positive contribution made by young professionals to the property industry.  Tom is engaged with the property industry through his full-time work as a Town Planner, voluntary representation on the Battery Point Advisory Committee and Young Planners Executive Committee, and written contributions in leading planning publications.  He has also been a frontrunner in bushfire planning in Tasmania.  We commend Tom’s efforts and are confident that his initiative and drive will continue to provide benefit to the planning and property industries and the Tasmanian community.

2016-12-02T13:48:02+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|

New Staff

Alex Hunt joined JMG this year as a civil/structural engineer after graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of Tasmania in mid-2014. Alex has worked with JMG during his time at University and, more recently, on casual basis in late 2014 and 2015. Alex works on both Civil and Structural Engineering projects in his daily work and looks forward to developing his skills in both areas in the coming months and years ahead. Aside from Engineering Alex regularly competes in both domestic and international multisport and triathlon events, highlights of which have included being first place in the 2015 Freycinet Challenge and second place in the 2013 Mark Webber Challenge and the 2014 Red Bull Defiance in Wanaka New Zealand.

2016-11-11T01:57:34+00:00May 16th, 2016|News|