Demolition and Recycling International
Awards shortlists announced

September/October 2019 – More than 50 projects and products from more than 30 companies have emerged from a record number of entries to contest this year’s World Demolition Awards in Boston, USA.

Demolition and Recycling International
Never out of reach

September/October 2019 – Liberty Industrial has added several custom-built high reach demolition excavators to its fleet of demolition plant and equipment – and considers the newest addition a game changer for the Australian demolition industry.

Demolition Magazine
Liberty deploys VR technology

September 2019 – Award winning Australian demolition giant Liberty Industrial has invested in a state-of-the-art Volvo excavator training simulator. The simulator will travel between Liberty Industrial’s sites in a purpose built trailer unit that has been converted into a mobile training centre.

National Resources Review
Reaching New Heights

August 2019 – This latest addition is a custom built Kocurek modified Hitachi Ex1200 High Reach Demolition Excavato weighing in at 200 tonnes. Affectionately dubbed the Swiss Army Knife of demolition excavators, the machine has been designed with versatility in mind, equipped with a range of working heights and attachment sizes so it can tackle any structure.

NSW Bulletin
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Demolition, Remediation and Site Prep

July 2019 – The Moorebank Intermodal Terminal is a significant major project in Western Sydney that will become Australia’s largest Intermodal Terminal. Liberty Industrial was engaged by Qube Logistics to deliver three separate early works packages associated with the construction of the terminal, located at the former Department of Defence Military School and Logistics Terminal in Moorebank.

National Resources Review
The largest power station demolition project in Australia

June 2019 – Built in the 1960’s, the Munmorah Power Station was a coal-fired power station which held four 350-Megawatt (MW) English Electric turbo-alternators, a total capacity of 1,400 MW. On 3 July 2012, the closure of the power station was announced, after 45 successful years of operation.

Infrastructure Magazine
Preparing the site for Australia’s largest intermodal terminal

June 2019 – Tasked with preparing the site of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal for construction, Liberty Industrial was faced with unexpected challenges and an increasing project scope. The team was forced to think outside the box in the process, resulting in an award-winning, integrated approach to demolition and remediation.

The Australian Mining Review
Demolition with minimal downtime

March 2019 – Award-winning demolition and remediation contractor, Liberty Industrial, has completed the second stage of a coal infrastructure dismantling project at the Port Kembla Coal Terminal. The works formed part of a broader terminal restoration project, following the commissioning of new coal handling machinery at the terminal.

NSW Bulletin
A major piece of transport and logistics infrastructure is being constructed on a former Department of Defence Military School and Logistics Terminal in Moorebank, NSW

February 2019 – The Moorebank Intermodal Terminal is a state significant major project in Western Sydney that will become Australia’s largest intermodal Terminal. Liberty Industrial were engaged by Qube Logistics to deliver three separate demolition, remediation and site preparation work packages associated with the construction of the terminal.

National Resources Review
Liberty Industrial on the job again at Port Kembla Coal Terminal

February 2019 – Following the safe and successful demolition of a stacker and reclaimer at Port Kembla Coal Terminal, Liberty Industrial were engaged to dismantled another two stackers and another reclaimer, following the commissioning of new coal handing infrastructure at the terminal.

Cronicle
A major piece of transport and logistics infrastructure is being constructed on a former Department of Defence Military School and Logistics Terminal in Moorebank, NSW

February 2019 – The Moorebank Intermodal Terminal is a state significant major project in Western Sydney that will become Australia’s largest Intermodal Terminal. Liberty Industrial have been engaged by Qube Logistics to deliver three separate demolition, remediation and site preparation work packages associated with the construction of the terminal.

Demolition Magazine
Award-winning Australian contractor Liberty Industrial is carrying out a massive demolition and remediation project in New South Wales. Demolition magazine reports

December 2018 – A major piece of transports and logistics infrastructure is being constructed on a former Department of Defence Military School and Logistics Terminal in Moorebank, NSW. The Moorebank Intermodal Terminal is a state significant major project in Australia’s largest Intermodal Terminal.

Build Australia
Liberty Industrial Brings Synergy to Complex Site

December 2018 – Moving more freight by rail, rather than by road, is key in Australia’s future transport strategy. According to forecasts by New South Wales Ports, the volume of freight moving through Port Botany will more than double by 2031, but currently the port not have sufficient capacity to meet this demand.

Cronicle
Biotransformation of Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances in Soil Using Enhanced Bioremediation Methods

December 2018 – In view of the stable nature of the Per- and Poly- fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) groups of the sulfonic acids (PFSAs) carboxylic acids (PFCAs), which are believed to be resistant to biological degradation, the development of bioremediation as a treatment technology for PFAS contaminated soils has received scarce attention.

Build Australia
Liberty Industrial nominated for awards at home and abroad

October 2018– Liberty Industrial’s Port Kembla Stacker and Reclaimer Deconstruction project is a contender for the 2018 World Demolition Awards. The awards are part of the annual World Demolition Summit, the leading international event for the demolition industry that attracts thousands of demolition industry professionals each year. The awards recognise excellence and best practice in the demolition industry.

National Resources Review
Liberty Industrial nominated for awards at home and abroad

October 2018 – Liberty Industrial’s Port Kembla Stacker and Reclaimer Deconstruction project is a contender for the 2018 World Demolition Awards. The awards are part of the annual World Demolition Summit, the leading international event for the demolition industry that attracts thousands of demolition industry professionals each year. The awards recognise excellence and best practice in the demolition industry.

Demolition & Recycling International
Another Way to a Successful Result

May/June 2018 – Liberty Industrial carried out the deconstruction of Australia’s landmark Sydney Harbour Control Tower for Barangaroo Delivery Authority as part of the city’s multi-billion dollar Barangaroo Precinct Development Project, in a job that was shortlisted in the Urban Category of the 2017 World Demolition Awards. The project involved an 87 m (285 ft) high redundant harbour control tower comprising a reinforced concrete column topped by a stainless steel and glass observation and operations room.

National Resources Review
Liberty Industrial Completes First Stage of Coal Infrastructure Demolition

May 2018 – National deconstruction and remediation contractor Liberty Industrial recently completed the first stage of the demolition of a number of stackers and reclaimers to be replaced as part of Port Kembla Coal Terminal’s (PKCT) broader restoration project. Prior to moving the decommissioned reclaimer to a dedicated demolition area, Liberty Industrial disconnected and extracted the impact table from underneath the reclaimer while it was still in the stockyard, without damage to the live conveyor belt.

Demolition & Recycling International
When Power Meets Precision

March/April 2018 – At 9am local time on February 7, 2018, contractor Liberty Industrial demolished the final boiler and coal hopper structures at Munmorah Power Station in Australia using controlled explosive techniques. The boilers are the largest demolished in the state of New South Wales so far. Contracted to carry out the demolition of the entire power station, Liberty Industrial used a controlled blast to bring the boilers down.

Demolition Magazine
And now, the end is near

February 2018 – The final boiler and coal hopper structures at Munmorah Power Station in Australia have been demolished using controlled explosive demolition techniques. The boilers are the largest demolished in New South Wales so far. Weighing in at 32, 200 tonnes and standing 60 meters in height, the combined boilers and coal hoppers are amongst the heaviest structures to be demolished using explosives in Australia.

Demolition News
Liberty Industrial delivers another massive blow at Munmorah Power Station

February 2018 – The final boiler and coal hopper structures at Munmorah Power Station have been demolished using controlled explosive demolition techniques. The boilers are the largest demolished in New South Wales so far. Weighing in at 32,200 tonnes and 60 metres in height the combined boilers and coal hoppers are amongst the heaviest structures to be demolished using explosives in Australia.

The Daily Telegraph
Munmorah Power Station boiler demolition goes without a hitch

February 2018 – A TEN second count down, a muffled explosion and shockwave, and one of the heaviest structures ever demolished in Australia lay in a dusty heap. The demolition of Munmorah Power Station continued today with the controlled explosion of the 32,300 tonne boiler and col hooper complex.

NBN News
Last of Munmorah Power Station Demolished

The last two boilers at Munmorah Power Station have been demolished, bringing an important chapter of the Central Coast’s industrial history to an end. In its heyday, the plant produced up to 40 percent of the state’s electricity and engineers made sure it went out with a bang.

The Herald
Watch the boiler and coal hopper demolition at Munmorah Power Station

February 2018 – With an explosion and a cloud of dust the final boiler and coal hopper structures at Munmorah Power Station were demolished on Wednesday. Using controlled explosives the structures came down about 9am and marked the next stage of the Power Station demolition.

Demolition News
Liberty Industrial takes down massive reclaimer at Aussie coal terminal

February 2018 – Australian demolition giant Liberty Industrial has carried out the demolition of a Reclaimer and a Stacker at Port Kembla Coal Terminal. The Reclaimer was removed from the stockyard over a bridge and transported to a dedicated demolition area for demolition and disposal. Once the structure had been safely positioned in the processing area it will was preweakened in order to facilitate explosive demolition with cutting charges.

National Resources Review
Liberty Industrial Championing Women in Civil Industry

January 2018 –  Liberty Industrial has teamed up with a leading industry association to take part in a gender diversity initiative. The initiative, organised by the Civil Contractors Federation NSW (CCF NSW), is aimed at communicating that women are welcome, supported and respected in the civil industry and geared toward attracting, retraining and promoting more female professionals.

Build Australia
Liberty Industrial has been awarded Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner Accreditation

December 2017 – Liberty Industrial has achieved accreditation under the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme. One of only a handful of major demolition and remediation contractors to attain accreditation under the scheme, Liberty Industrial achieved certification following a rigorous audit of the company’s management systems.

Demolition & Recycling International
Urban Demolition Award Finalist

September/October 2017 – The project involved the deconstruction of the 87 m (285 ft) high landmark Sydney Harbour Control Tower. The tower consisted of a reinforced concrete column topped by a stainless steel and glass operations area. Liberty Industrial was appointed to remove the tower following the proposal of an innovative and carefully considered deconstruction methodology designed to minimise the impact on local residents, businesses and visitors to the parkland where the tower is situated.

The Australian Mining Review
Liberty Industrial Undertakes Demolition at PKCT

September 2017 – NATIONAL deconstruction and remediation services provider Liberty Industrial has completed the first stage of a coal reclaimer and a coal stacker demolition at Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT). Liberty Industrial were commissioned to complete the demolition of the reclaimer and stacker on site to make way for new plant as part of PKCT’s broader restoration project.

Demolition Engineer
Dismantling of Duck River Bridge, Clyde NSW Australia

August 2017 – In this project report from Liberty Industrial we learn something about a project that was awarded the Contract of the Year Under US$1M Award at the 2016 World Demolition Awards. The project involved the removal of a redundant 70m single span pipe bridge at the former Clyde Refinery, which had been out of service for some years and required removal due to its poor condition.

Demolition & Recycling International
World Demolition Awards shortlists announced

August 2017 – A total of 43 entries from 32 companies – including entrants from Brazil, Russia, and Singapore – will contest the World Demolition Awards which take place in London, the United Kingdom in just over two months’ time. Now in their ninth year, the awards will be presented at the World Demolition Summit on Thursday, November 2.

Demolition News
Liberty Industrial blast Port Kembla Reclaimer

August 2017 – The decommissioned coal terminal reclaimer at Port Kembla in New South Wales, Australia has been demolished in a controlled explosion carried out by award-winning demolition contractor, Liberty Industrial. The reclaimer was relocated to a dedicated demolition area, away from any live plant prior to the blast.

Demolition & Recycling International 
The busiest people in demolition

July 2017 – Once again, during the next few weeks, the eight people who form the World Demolition Awards judging panel – and who have more than 300 years of industry experience between them – will be evaluating the entries.

Demolition & Recycling International 
New approach pays off

June 2017 – When Australia’s Liberty Industrial was set to remove structures from Hamilton Wharves on the Brisbane River, an early site reassessment proved vital. The project involved the removal of wharf structures including of 18,000 sq m (193,750 sq ft) of concrete deck and substructure including timber bearers, joist and concrete head stocks, edge beams and the removal of over 1,900 piles.

Demolition & Recycling International 
Meet the judges – Clinton Dick

May 2017 – Clinton Dick is CEO of Australian demolition contractor Liberty Industrial and one of eight members of the international panel of judges for the World Demolition Awards. In 2016 he was a judge in the Explosive, Industrial, Urban and Collaboration in Demolition categories. When asked for his view of the demolition industry, Clinton said: “One of the issues facing demolition contractors worldwide at the moment is that client budget constraints are putting more emphasis on contract value rather than technical ability to safely complete projects.

Demolition News
Liberty Industrial strikes again

May 2017 – Two of Munmorah Power Station’s boilers were demolished today using controlled explosive demolition techniques. The boilers are the largest demolished in Australia so far. They also represent the largest explosive demolition undertaken anywhere in Australia to date. Weighing in at 23,000 tonnes and 60 metres in height it is the heaviest structure to be demolished using explosives in Australia.

Demolition & Recycling International
Liberty Industrial in control at Munmorah

March 2017 – Australian demolition contractor Liberty Industrial has completed the demolition of the iconic chimney stacks at Munmorah Power Station in New South Wales. The 155 m (508 ft) high stacks were taken down in just a few seconds during a controlled explosion at 9.30am local time on Sunday, March 26. Liberty is demolishing the entire power station in a contract with Generator Property Management, scheduled for completion in September 2018, but the toppling of the chimneys is viewed as a significant milestone for the works.

Demolition News
Munmorah Power Station stacks felled in controlled explosion

March 2017 – Munmorah Power Station stacks felled in controlled explosion. Liberty Industrial has carried out the controlled explosive demolition of the Munmorah Power Station chimney stacks The landmark chimney stacks at the former Munmorah Power Station are no longer standing. The 155m-tall stacks were demolished today using controlled explosive techniques. The demolition was carried out around 9:30 am

The Daily Telegraph
Munmorah power station chimney stacks to be demolished

March 2017 – An iconic part of the Central Coast’s northern skyline will be demolished on Sunday with the Munmorah Power Station’s two chimney stacks set to come crashing down on Sunday. The former Delta Electricity coal power station at Colongra, at its peak, had a power generation capacity of 1400 megawatts. It was closed in 2012 and decommissioned in 2014 and will have its stacks demolished with a single blast scheduled for approximately 10 am, weather permitting.

The Australian Mining Review
World’s largest mobile shear launched by Liberty Industrial

March 2017 – National deconstruction and remediation services provider Liberty Industrial has commissioned the world’s largest and most powerful mobile shear to date that is set to revolutionise the global demolition industry. Custom-built in Wisconsin for Liberty Industrial’s Liebherr R 994, the new GXT 2555R model is capable of cutting through a 1.2 metre thick steel I-beam in a single bite, enabling it to tackle the most technically challenging demolition projects the heavy industry has to offer.

Record Breaker
Liberty Industrial has taken delivery of the world’s largest scrap shear

February 2017 – With a cutting force of more than 3000 tonnes, the custom-made 31-tonne Genesis GXT2555R is believed to be the most powerful demolition scrap shear ever built. The monster shear stands nearly 8m tall, its jaws open 1.4m and it is easily capable of slicing through a 1.2m steel beam in a single bite.The custom designed attachment was commissioned for the Australian firm Liberty Industrial for use on their Liebherr R994 demo rig.

The Daily Telegraph
Robots chip away at Sydney Harbour Control Tower deconstruction

November 2016 – THE 87m high Sydney Harbour Control Tower will be consigned to history once demolition work is completed by Christmas. Pictures taken using a drone show how two remote-controlled robots operated by technicians from Liberty Industrial have dismantled, or “eaten away” the one-time maritime control centre. Built in 1974, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority has deemed it an eyesore on the now naturalised headland at Barangaroo.

Demolition & Recycling International
Demolition Awards 2016

November 2016 – The two Contract of the Year awards have always been the subject of healthy competition and though Liberty Industrial – winner of the Explosive Demolition Award in 2015 – had to fight off a number of rivals to win the under $1 million category this year, it was a worthy winner. As Judge John Woodward commented: “The winners demonstrated how a difficult demolition could be achieved in a very tight timescale by meticulous planning and execution.”

Parramatta Advertiser
Duck Bridge is No More

November 2016 – A Major industrial bridge on Duck River has been removed as the Clyde fuel terminal continues to undergo a major revitalization as part of its owners’ $1 billion investment in the Australian fuel industry. The latest work follows the demolition earlier in the year of the distinctive refinery stacks at the site and is part of $350 million the company is spending on its refinery and terminal business across the country.

Demolition & Recycling International
People News

November 2016 – Clinton Dick, founding director of Liberty Industrial, has been announced as one of the four finalists in the Building & Construction Executive of the Year category for the CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards. Described as Australia’s most prestigious business awards, they celebrate leading executives and the contributions they have made to their companies.

Earthmover & Civil Contractor
Liberty Industrial wins World Demolition Award Three Years Running

November 2016 – Liberty Industrial have won the Contract of the Year Under US$1M Award at the at the 2016 World Demolition Awards for their Duck River Bridge Dismantling Project carried out for Viva Energy Australia (“Viva Energy”) earlier this year. The award recognises high profile demolition projects that imposed major challenges to successful completion or required an innovative demolition approach.

Channel 7
Iconic Harbour Control Tower to be Demolished by Christmas

October 2016 – This Sydney landmark was never one of the prettiest on the city skyline but it was certainly recognisable and had an important job. Now, the Harbour Control Tower at Barangaroo is coming down and we have an exclusive look at the cutting edge technology being used in this historic demolition.

Earthmover & Civil Contractor
World’s Most Powerful Demolition Shear

October 2016 – Liberty Industrial has commissioned the largest and most powerful mobile shear ever built. The new Genesis GXT 2555R is the first of its kind and a game changer in the demolition industry. With a cutting force of more than 3000 metric ton, the custom made GXT 2555R attachment will mechanically shear large heavy steel structures with ease and is capable of cutting through a 48-inch steel I-beam in a single bite.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Robotic Demolition of the Control Tower

October 2016 – The control tower at Barangaroo is gradually being pulverized from the top down by robots. The innovative technique that Liberty will be using – they’ll just be slowly pulverising the structure with demolition robots and they’ll be actually pulverising the concrete and pushing it into the tower itself and it will fall down to the cutaway where it will be taken out and put into the back of trucks and the best thing is that 98% of the material will be recycled.

Construction Industry News
Construction executive shortlisted for award

October 2016 – Founding Director of Liberty Industrial, Clinton Dick has been announced as a finalist in the Building & Construction Executive of the Year category for CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards. The award in this category recognizes the achievements of senior executives in the Building and Construction industries.

Construction & Demolition Recycling
Genesis GXT shear on the job in Australia

October 2016 – Demolition firm Liberty Industrial is now deploying what it calls the largest mobile shear ever made. Liberty Industrial, a demolition firm based in Glebe, Australia, has commissioned a new Genesis GXT 2555R mobile shear, which it calls the largest and most powerful mobile shear ever built.

Build Australia
Liberty Industrial Director a Finalist for Executive of the Year

October 2016 – Clinton Dick, Founding Director of Liberty Industrial has been announced as a Finalist in the Building & Construction Executive of the Year category for the CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards. Australia’s most prestigious business awards, The CEO Magazine’s annual Executive of the Year Awards celebrate Australia’s leading executives and the contributions they have made to their companies.

Kit Talk
World’s biggest shear goes to work Down Under

October 2016 – Liberty Industrial have commissioned the largest and most powerful mobile shear ever built. The new Genesis GXT 2555R is the first of its kind and a game changer in the demolition industry. With a cutting force of more than 3000 metric ton, the custom made GXT 2555R attachment will mechanically shear large heavy steel structures with ease and is capable of cutting through a 48 inch steel I-beam in a single bite.

Inside Construction
Changing the game in demolition

October 2016  – The new Genesis GXT 2555R is the first of its kind and a game changer in the demolition industry. According to Liberty Industrial, it has a cutting force of more than 3000 metric ton, the custom made GXT 2555R attachment mechanically shears large heavy steel structures with ease and is capable of cutting through a 48 inch steel I-beam in a single bite.

Demolition News
Liberty deploys 200 tonne crane on barge to protect mangroves

August 2016 – Australian contractor Liberty Industrial has built a global reputation for its industrial demolition capabilities. But the company is no slouch in the environmental department either. Faced with the removal of a single-span bridge across Duck River with environmentally-protected mangroves at either end, the company devised a complex solution that required placing a 200+ tonne mobile crane onto a barge and then lifting the entire bridge onto the barge during a two-hour high-tide window.

The CEO Magazine
Clinton Dick, Director of Liberty Industrial

August 2016 – As a civil engineer compelled into private consulting for greater job security, Clinton Dick’s business model has rapidly flourished to become a highly sought after demolitions contractor. Eight years after founding industrial demolition and deconstruction company, Liberty Industrial, Clinton Dick has led the delivery of some of Australia’s most demanding demolitions and is well known across the industrial and commercial sector for his extensive experience with large-scale, technically-challenging projects.

Demolition & Recycling International
World Demolition Awards Shortlist Announced

August 2016 – More than 30 companies across 11 categories will contest the World Demolition Awards in October after the final shortlist was confirmed this week. The next stage will be the Awards dinner itself, which will take place on the evening of Friday, October 14 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Florida, USA. It follows the World Demolition Summit earlier in the day, which is taking place in North America for the first time since it was launched in 2009.

Demolition News
Eight minutes of industrial demolition at its finest

August 2016 – I could tell you that the Shell Clyde refinery in New South Wales was built in the 1920s. I could tell you that the refinery was in operation longer than any refinery in Australia, earning it “State Significance” accreditation. And I could tell you that Liberty Industrial – the company charged with demolishing the refinery – is a multi-award winning contractor.

The CEO Magazine
Executive Awards: Australia’s best in business revealed

August 2016 – The CEO Magazine has revealed its top 102 finalists for the 2016 Executive of the Year Awards. Ranging over 24 categories, the awards will honour and acknowledge some of the finest business leaders and professionals in Australia. The 2016 Executive of the Year Awards features two new categories: Professional Services Executive of the Year, and Sport and Recreation Executive of the Year, and among the other 22 categories are the elite awards; CEO of the Year, CFO of the Year, CIO of the Year, Managing Director of the Year, and Chairperson of the Year.

Demolition & Recycling International 
Elite Judging Panel Reconvenes for 2016

July 2016 – World Demolition Summit and Awards organiser Demolition & Recycling International magazine is delighted to announce that the high-profile panel of judges who decided the 2015 award winners are back together again for this year’s event. With close to 300 years working in the demolition industry between them, the eight members of the judging panel have a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in a keenly contested awards process.

Build Australia
Urban Densification at the Northshore Hamilton

June 2016 – The redevelopment of brownfield sites from industrial to residential or commercial property is becoming more popular in the rise of urban renewal, particularly in Australia’s major capital cities. The reuse of brownfield sites can have a substantial impact on the shaping/reshaping of cities and the quality of life of local residents.

The Daily Telegraph
Sydney Harbour Control Tower to be dismantled by robots in Australian first

February 2016 – IT’S been a fixture – if not a rather ugly one – of Sydney Harbour since the late 70s, but the old Harbour Control Tower will soon be demolished by robots in an Australian first. The specialist method, which has been used for more than a decade in Europe, will use two robots which will slowly “eat away” at the building from top to bottom over eight months.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Robots to bring down 87-metre tall Sydney Harbour Control Tower

February 2016 – The Sydney Harbour Control Tower – variously labelled a “hypodermic in God’s bum” and a “concrete mushroom” – will be demolished with more of a whisper than a boom. There will be no dynamite nor wrecking balls, with two remote-controlled robots set to chew away at the structure which has cut an imposing figure on Sydney’s skyline for nearly four decades. The 87-metre tall tower will slowly and steadily be wiped from the headland at Barangaroo over a period of 10 months, with work due to start at the end of March. 

Energy Digital
In The Right Hands

January 2016 – The specialist deconstruction contractor continues to rise to the challenge an provide innovative solutions to the most technically challenging demolition projects throughout Australia. What goes up must come down. No one understands that better than Liberty Industrial. Founded in 2008, Liberty Industrial is a leading demolition firm based in New South Wales, Australia, specializing in industrial deconstruction contracting and consulting services.

Business Review Australia
Liberty Industrial: In the right hands

December 2015 – What goes up must come down. No one understands that better than Liberty Industrial. Founded in 2008, Liberty Industrial is a leading demolition firm based in New South Wales, Australia, specializing in industrial deconstruction contracting and consulting services. As a major provider of deconstruction, remediation and civil works, the Australian-based company has received international acclaim for completing some of the largest and most technically complex demolition projects in the southern hemisphere to date.

Demolition & Recycling International
Australian Blast

November 2015 – Standing 432 m (1,418 ft) high, the Omega Transmission Tower in Darriman, Victoria, Australia was the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere until its demolition on 22 April 2015. Contracted by the Australian government’s Department of Defence to carry out the demolition, Liberty Industrial used controlled explosive techniques to bring the redundant naval communications tower to the ground.

Scrap & Demolition Australasia 
The Sky’s the Limit

October 2015 – It’s a simple-looking structure, but when bringing down a disused 432m tall communications tower, Liberty Industrial had to assess all the angles. If we were to reel off a few landmark tower heights, some certainly stick out (literally). There’s Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower at 260m tall, the Eiffel Tower of course at 301m, and Auckland’s Sky Tower which, at 328m in height, is currently the tallest commercial building in the Southern Hemisphere.

Demolition & Recycling International
And the winners are…

September/October 2015 – Entries for this year’s World Demolition Awards have come in from four continents and in numbers well in excess of the levels seen in recent few years. Now in its sixth year, the Awards recognise the professionalism, dedication, and expertise of the global demolition industry. Founded in 2008, Liberty Industrial is a leading demolition firm based in New South Wales, Australia, specializing in industrial deconstruction contracting and consulting services.

Demolition News
Time-lapse of dock crane dismantling for Down Under

September 2015 – Liberty Industrial carried out the deconstruction of the historic Hammerhead Crane located at the Garden Island Naval Base on Sydney Harbour. The project involved dismantling a giant cantilevered dockside crane for the Department of Defence. The structure was progressively dismantled in large sections in a highly choreographed sequence, engineered to maintain the structural stability of the crane.

Demolition News
Liberty Goes Terminal

September 2015 – After The ‘Thunder from Down Under’ tackles fuel terminal deconstruction. Liberty Industrial was engaged by Parsons Brinckerhoff for the demolition and remediation of the former Caltex Terminal site. The project involved the decommissioning, demolition and removal of all redundant fuel terminal infrastructure along with the remediation of the and reinstatement of the site.

National Resources Review
Liberty Industrial takes the front row

August 2015 – After completing his studies in civil engineering, Clinton Dick, Founding Director of Liberty Industrial, held a variety of consulting, engineering, project management and senior roles in the demolition industry. Working for two major demolition companies he saw many changes in a short time in structure and the requirements to successfully run a demolition business.

Demolition & Recycling International
New Judge for World Demolition Awards

July 2015 – The international nature of the judging panel that determines the winners of the various categories in the 2015 World Demolition Awards has been enhanced by the new presence of Liberty Industrial director Clinton Dick. Australian contractor Liberty was founded by Clinton due to the growing need for a specialist demolition consultant to service the requirements of major companies in Australia and abroad.

Demolition News
Liberty Industrial Carries out Explosive Demolition of Clyde Refinery Infrastructure

June 2015 – A 65 metre tall, 1,500-tonne structure previously used in the refining process has been demolished using controlled explosive techniques. Liberty Industrial demolished the unit as part of the Clyde Terminal Conversion Project which involves demolishing and remove redundant refining infrastructure, as well as other works to improve the environmental and operational performance of the Terminal. Liberty Industrial’s team has been systematically removing redundant infrastructure at the former Clyde Refinery in Rosehill, NSW since January.

The Australian Mining Review
Award-winning company delivering the goods

June 2015 – Australian based industrial deconstruction services provider Liberty Industrial is well-known across the country. They provide integrated deconstruction solutions for large scale demolition and closure projects offering a broad range of integrated capabilities including decommissioning and hazardous materials removal, dismantling and demolition, land remediation, site rehabilitation and site preparation.

Demolition News
Tallest structure in Southern Hemisphere falls like a stricken snake

May 2015 – Demolition News regulars (we really MUST come up with a collective name for your guys) might recall a video we brought you a few weeks back of the demolition of the Omega tower in Australia. Well despite the fact that the tower was, in fact, the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere, the raw video was a bit “meh”. Now our friends at Liberty Industrial have sent us a professional-quality video that truly captures the spectacle of a 432 metre tall tower returning to Earth.

Demolition & Recycling International
Omega Meets its End

May 2015 – Standing at 432 m (1,418 ft) tall, the Omega Transmission Tower in Darriman in Victoria, Australia, was the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere until it was brought to earth by explosive charges set by Liberty Industrial. The redundant naval communications tower was successfully brought down by the project team that included experienced explosive demolition experts, structural engineers and a licenced shot firer, who carefully engineered and precisely executed the safe and controlled demolition of the structure.

International Cranes and Specialized Transport
End of an Era

May 2015 – Liberty Industrial used large tower cranes to dismantle a historic hammerhead crane alongside Sydney Harbour in Australia. Demolition Contractor Liberty Industrial, based in Sydney, Australia was awarded a contract to dismantle a historic 61 metre high, 250-tonne capacity hammerhead crane at the Garden Island Naval Base on Sydney Harbour, Australia.

The Australian 
Tallest Structure Collapses in a Heap

April 2015 – ONCE the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere, the 432-metre Omega communications tower in Victoria is no more. Defence finished demolishing this towering structure on the former Naval Transmission Site at Darriman, Victoria, on Wednesday. Parliamentary Secretary to the defence minister and also local MP Darren Chester said this was achieved successfully and without incident. Liberty Industrial, contracted by defence for the job, cut selected guy cables with explosive charges.

Scrap and Demolition Australasia
Dismantling Sydney’s Boom with a View

April 2015 – Deconstructing the historic Hammerhead crane at Sydney’s Garden Island Naval Base was a massive job conducted at lofty heights. But removing this colossal structure and preserving key heritage components still proved to be all in a day’s work for Liberty Industrial. Liberty Industrial has recently completed the deconstruction of a monumental crane in Sydney Harbour. Located at the Garden Island Naval Base, the historic hammerhead crane was constructed in the early 1950’s and was built to lift up to 250 tonnes. At the time of its construction, the 61 metre hight cantilevered crane was the largest such crane in the Southern Hemisphere.

Gippsland Times
Down it Comes

April 2015 – THE end is nigh for the Omega Tower. And the end is set to be explosive. The process has begun to bring down the 432-metre Omega Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest structure, located on the former naval transmission site at Darriman near Woodside. Explosives will be used to bring down the tower before the end of the month. Many of the 1.5 kilometre long cables used to keep the tower erect will be used to ensure a controlled demolition.

Scrap and Demolition Australasia
Liberty goes double dutch, taking home ultimate accolade

April 2015 – In a comprehensive performance at the 2014 awards night in Amsterdam, Liberty Industrial took home both the Industrial Demolition category award and the overall 2014 World Demolition Award. Sydney-headquartered Liberty Industrial celebrated in style at the 2014 World Demolition Awards, taking home two trophies for their work on a large scale demolition project in Western Australia, including the very first overall World Demolition Award; the evenings highest accolade.

Demolition News
Australian demolition giant carries out impressive multiple blasts

March 2015 – As part of Liberty Industrial’s Swanbank B Demolition Project, a closure project involving the removal of a 480 megawatt coal fired power plant in Ipswich near Brisbane, Australia, the company’s project team carried out the explosive demolition of the plant’s boiler house and two 137 metre tall chimney stacks.

Demolition and Recycling International
Demolition Awards – The Pick of the Bunch

December 2014 – A new Award, the World Demolition Award, was made for the first time this year. This goes to the entry that the judges considered to be the best overall entry of the year. The first recipient was Liberty Industrial, and its work also gained the 2014 Industrial Demolition Award for this project.

National Resources Review
Double win for Liberty Industrial at World Demolition Awards

December 2014 – Liberty Industrial have taken out both the Industrial Demolition Award along with the 2014 World Demolition Award for the demanding deconstruction of a smelting facility in Kwinana, Western Australia. In addition to the Industrial Demolition category win, Liberty Industrial was awarded the highest accolade a demolition contractor could receive, taking out the 2014 World Demolition Award, an award recognising the best of the best across all 2014 award categories.

Demolition News
Aussie Contractor shows its caring side

November 2014 – A 10-strong team of cyclists from Liberty Industrial set off to conquer the Sydney to Wollongong ride, a 90 km trek through the southern suburbs of Sydney and eventually into “The Gong”. The crew was made up of employees from the Clyde Refinery decommissioning project in Sydney, New South Wales. Starting in St Peter’s park on a Cool Spring morning the riders followed the picturesque Eastern coast line, through Botany Bay over the Captain cook bridge, through the Royal National park, around the sea cliff bridge, and into Wollongong.

Cranes and Lifting
Final Farewell – The process to dismantle Sydney’s heritage hammerhead crane is underway

October 2014 – A Metal giant is gradually shrinking on Sydney’s skyline. Marking the end of more than a year of public debate and following federal approval to remove the structure, the crane is slowly disappearing from its Garden Island home. Considered too expensive to maintain, the cranes removal will also free-up breathing space on the military Island, as the Royal Australian Navy makes room for its growing fleet.

The Australian Oil & Gas Review
A Day in the Life – Feature Story

March 2014 – A job in demolition requires a lot more than simply knocking things down, as Liberty Industrial senior project manager for the HISmelt Kwinana demolition project John Rebola tells.

Business World Australia
Blowing the client away

July 2013 – Liberty Industrial is a specialist demolition contractor, and one of Australia’s leading suppliers of industrial deconstruction services. They provide complete, large-scale demolition services to the mining, heavy industrial and power generation industries, both in the government and private sectors. Through the use of advanced technology, they deliver innovative, cost effective solutions to clients – all the way from conception to completion.

National Resources Review
Demolition Company Flattens All Competitors

June 2012 – The continuous mine site expansion across Australia is causing a boost in the demand for demolition services for existing structures. Demolition work is considered to be a challenging and high-risk environment. Recognising these risks and challenges, Liberty Industrial is revolutionising the industry by minimising the risks associated with demolition work methodologies, using innovative three-dimensional modelling technology.

Resources in Focus
Watch it Come Down

April 2012 – That has been the task facing Rio Tinto as it prepares to dismantle its HIsmelt pig iron plant at Kwinana, south of Perth, for shipping and rebuilding in China. For this process, Rio Tinto chose Sydney-based Liberty Industrial, a leading provider of specialist demolition contracting services to the mining, heavy industrial and power generation industries.

Demolition & Recycling International
Idled Australian Plant Meets its Fate

November 2011 – A cutting edge development at the time, the Boodarie Iron plant in the Pilbara region of Western Australia turned fines from the iron ore process into hot-briquetted feedstock for electric arc furnaces. What was once little more than a waste product suddenly had value, albeit a lesser value than lump iron ore, and for five years that new product, called Boodarie Iron, was successfully processed. More than 1.03 million tonnes of briquettes were produced in the first half of 2003 alone and consumed domestically as well as shipped to Asian markets.

The Australian Business Journal
Liberty Industrial: Defining the Demand for Demolition

September 2011 – By offering both consultancy and contracting services, specialist demolition firm Liberty Industrial is providing Australia’s heavy industries with the tools and solutions the big player require to get the job done. As owners of Australia’s largest custom-built demolition excavator and the exclusive Australian agent to an exciting state-of-the-art 3D structural modelling and analysis technology under its company ASI Australia, demolition expert Liberty Industrial is blowing its competitors out of the water.