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Museum of Old and New Art

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an internationally recognised art museum near Hobart. The museum houses over 1900 artistic works, ancient, modern and contemporary, from a private collection. The central themes of the museum are sex and death and has been described by its owner as ” a subversive adult Disneyland”.

MONA was built within the Moorilla Winery and is largely housed within the Berriedale Peninsula on which it stands. From the outside, it is a single story building that leads to a spiral staircase, which descends through three large display areas also used for public performances.

JMG has been very active with developments at MONA from the initial design and building of the museum to recent projects including –

  • Spectra, the light beams in the foreground of the photo which were used with the Dark Mofo festival
  • Pharos, the triangular extension to the building, access to which is through a light tunnel, also holds a restaurant and meeting area, as well as art works
  • In the right of the photo is the exhibition built to the design approved by James Tyrell, an internationally recognised designer of light installations.

 

2019-10-21T10:16:31+11:00October 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|

K & D Brickworks Subdivision

Client: Kemp and Denning Limited
Year: 2013 – current

JMG worked with Kemp and Denning Limited to develop a 114-lot residential subdivision of over 10 ha at the former K&D brickworks site in Lenah Valley.
JMG’s planners prepared the development application and have successfully obtained planning approval from Hobart City Council.
The subdivision incorporates Hobart City Council’s open space vision by linking the Lenah Valley Primary School with a new 1.4 ha of public open space (former quarry). Dedicated bike lanes and a path network will be used to connect the main open space to Giblin Street and though the site.

JMG designed infrastructure including stormwater, water, sewers and roads, and completed environmental assessments.

2019-10-21T10:16:00+11:00October 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|

Staff movements

Mat Clark
Mat Clark

Mat Clark has, at 1 July 2018 recently been made a Principal of JMG, whilst retaining his responsibilities for Town Planning.

Bass Gamlin
Bass Gamlin

Bass Gamlin has recently been made an Associate of JMG while retaining his role as a Senior Civil Engineer.

2019-10-21T10:15:31+11:00October 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|

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.

2017-01-18T09:02:05+11:00January 18th, 2017|Uncategorised|

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+11:00May 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+11:00May 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+11:00May 16th, 2016|News|

Reliquaire

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+11:00May 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+11:00May 16th, 2016|News|