Marrickville Town Hall

Marrickville Town Hall



CLIENT: Inner West Council 

Project Case Study: Marrickville Town Hall Roof Renewal & Improvements

Marrickville Town HallMarrickville Town Hall is located prominently on a busy thoroughfare in the centre of Marrickville. The building is historic, with great heritage significance and is an important working community facility and local landmark.

Scope of Works

The work included the removal and disposal of a dilapidated metal roof, including flashing, box guttering, battens, flashings, cappings and replacement with new Australian standard safety wire mesh, insulation, spacers, battens Colorbond roof sheeting, flashings, cappings, box guttering and other roof plumbing works. A Wolfin membrane was replaced on a small balcony on the front of the building.

Marrickville Town HallAll removed materials were reinstated with new materials conforming to the project specification and relevant Australian Standards.

To ensure the roof remained weathertight at all times, Murphy’s removed and reinstated the roof sheeting progressively, ensuring what was removed was reinstated on that same working day.

Murphy’s Safety Policy is to ensure all works are executed in the safest manner possible, hence our emphasis on implementing multi-layered safety and environmental safe guards to control the risks associated with the project.

Murphy’s project, safety and site manager consulted for the development of the Site Safety Management Plan (SSMP) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) which were implemented for the works.



The most challenging aspect of the project was to safely protect and isolate the works from the surrounding environment, neighbours and properties, in particular during the crane lifting works. This was successfully achieved with no issues raised by the public, neighbours or stakeholders.

Full height scaffold stretcher stairs were erected to provide safe and compliant access to the roof. Custom engineered safety perimeter handrails and edge protection were designed and erected to the perimeter of the building to provide a safe working environment at heights.

Part of the works was also to clean and decontaminate the roof space free from asbestos and lead dust. This was completed by Murphy’s hazmat division under our AS1 friable asbestos removal licence with all WorkSafe NSW and Code of Practice requirements implemented.

All Asbestos removal works were monitored and executed in accordance with relevant legislation and codes of practice. Air-monitoring was established each day of the asbestos removal and decontamination works, and we attained appropriate clearance certificates from the independent licenced asbestos assessor to confirm completed removal works.

Marrickville Town HallThe space used for Murphy’s site set-up was kept to a minimum due to the fact that the site remained live during the works and was required to be operational at all times. Murphy’s established a small site compound in an approved area onsite for the successful administration of the contract.

Murphy’s were engaged to complete some internal works that included the cleaning of Heritage Ceilings and Curtains. To ensure the surrounding heritage interior was not affected we used sheeting for protection. Access was created with new light weight engineered aluminium scaffolding.

For all works on the project Murphy’s management developed Inspection Test Plans (ITP’s). These procedural documents were issued to and implemented by our site manager to ensure all works completed were in accordance with the project specification and relevant Australian Standards.



During and at completion of the project Murphy’s progressively assembled our handover documentation to provide to Inner West Council at the completion of the works.  This document comprised all product, technical literature, warranties, workmanship and contact information as required by the client.  Also in this documentation presented was all disposal receipts from the hazardous material removal, all testing results, records, monitoring, certifications and all associated results required to carry out the project works.

Benefits offered to Client during Project Works;

  • The Town Hall remained operational as normal during all works
  • No WHS and/or Environmental issues were encountered due to successful development and implementation of controls as outlined in the Site Safety Management Plan (SSMP)
  • Project delivered on time to agreed Construction programme

All project works were completed to the specification, approved project construction drawings and relevant legislative requirements. The project was delivered on time without any issues throughout the course of the works and Inner West Council were excited with the completed project.


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