Case Studies

Around the grounds: current projects in the Hunter region

Bob Witek, Business Development Manager at Orange Hire’s Thornton branch has been busy with 3 recent projects secured in the local Newcastle and Hunter area.

Lo-Ro Barriers for New Shopping Centre Development

The construction of the new Taylors Beach shopping complex owned by the Harvey Norman group is being overseen by Mainbrace Constructions. Daracon Engineering is constructing earthworks, a roundabout and extensive car parking to the value of $40 million.

This 6-8 month project is being made safer with the addition of 500m of Lo-Ro crash barriers supplied by Orange Hire.

Deltabloc barriers for Stage 1 Nelson Bay Road Upgrade

TfNSW has awarded stages 1 and 2 of the Nelson Read more

Barriers for Sydney CBD’s new pedestrian-friendly zones

Sydney Civil partners with Orange Hire for reliable long term crash barrier hire.

Project: Sydney CBD revitalisation
Customer: Sydney Civil
Time period: 2021
Products hired:

  • Crowd control barriers
  • Water filled barriers
  • Concrete barriers

Project snapshot

With more than 90% of daily through-Sydney commuter trips being undertaken on foot, opening up a new walkable corridor is a boon for CBD workers and visitors.

This ‘pedestrianisation’ project covers key streets within Sydney’s CBD and when finished in 2022, will incorporate public transport links, retail precincts, Chinatown and the cinema zone, linking these areas together in a sprawling pedestrian-friendly network.

The project includes a green canopy of 100 trees over the Bathurst to Read more

Case study: concrete crash barriers for Batemans Bay road project

  • Project: Batemans Bay Link Road
  • Time period: October 2021
  • Product used: Deltabloc MASH rated concrete barriers
  • Client: Transport for NSW

Project Snapshot

Transport for NSW is building the next stage of the South Batemans Bay Link Road which will connect the Eurobodalla Shire Council upgrade of Glenella Road with the Princes Highway.

The project includes a new roundabout on the Princes Highway and a one kilometre upgrade of Glenella Road between the Princes Highway and Heron Road. This project aims to take pressure off Beach Road, relieve congestion in the Batemans Bay CBD, and support future growth in the area.

The challenges

With major work about to begin, the contractor Read more

Case study: concrete barriers improve Sydney’s alfresco dining areas

Can concrete barriers look great? Yes they can!


When our customer needed to hire concrete barriers to improve safety around outdoor hospitality venues, they needed something that looked attractive to restaurant and cafe customers.

Although road barriers are typically made of raw concrete, a new program in Sydney’s CBD is offering venues a stand-out set of barriers that provide both safety and were an aesthetic appeal.

Beginning in early 2021, Sydney’s hospitality businesses were encouraged to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic by trialling new on-street dining permits.

Venues could apply to transform their existing on-street car parking spaces into outdoor dining areas for their customers. Read more


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