In 2011 RSV was heavily involved in the North-South Pipeline Project as the major agricultural sub-contractor to John Holland Pty Ltd for the reinstatement of the 76 km long right-of-way. The services included deep ripping, top soil preparation and seeding of pastures. RSV also provided services in the provision of seed, fertiliser, gypsum and lime, spreading of fertilisers, slashing of ROW, spraying and fencing. This gross contract value exceeded $1,000,000 by the end of the project.
South Morang Rail Extension Project
In 2011 RSV successfully tendered for work on the South Morang Rail Extension Project (SMREP). Again working with John Holland, our team planted over 180,000 trees, ranging from tube stock to large advanced (45 L). The planting conditions were varied and challenging and the timeframes tight.
Desalination Pipeline Project
RSV’s recent major project was working with Thiess Degremont Nacap on the Desalination pipeline. RSV worked on reinstatement as well as silt fencing and other positive environmental outcomes. The work was challenging and made more difficult by widely ranging weather conditions and the issues posed by living and working a considerable distance from home base.
With up to a team of 14 at any one time, RSV met all major challenges and timelines and stepped up to fill the gap when other contractors have had problems achieving the client’s targets.
AUS Group Alliance
For over two years RSV has been providing labour hire to AUS Group for the installation of Noise Wall barriers on major freeways. This has included the Hume Freeway, Western Ring Road, Monash Freeway and Peninsula Link. The work has included forme work, concreting, drilling and the accurate installation of the panels. The RSV crews are renowned for their ‘can do’ attitude and excellent productivity.
Rural Solutions Victoria Pty Ltd (RSV), formally Chris Doyle Agricultural Property Services, has been operating in the Mitchell Shire north of Melbourne since 2000. It has expanded from property management and hay and silage contracting to offer a wide range of services to the agricultural, construction and thoroughbred horse racing industries. RSV has grown rapidly since its inception with a business approach based on honesty, integrity, reliability and quality of service.
Clients range from local primary producers to large corporates and include Darley Australia, John Holland Group, Thiess Degremont Nacap (Victorian Desalination Pipeline), AUS Group Alliance, APA and Comdain Gas.
Embedded in the RSV philosophy is an eagerness to identify issues and resolve them early and constructively to minimize impact on desired client outcomes.
The values that help guide and define RSV’s behaviour include Professional, Positive, Resourceful, Passionate and No Nonsense.Our team enjoys a challenge and works diligently towards a successful outcome. RSV is known and well regarded for its ‘no nonsense’ approach to work. Simply put, RSV gets on with the job with a minimum of fuss and a strong ‘can do’ attitude.
O H & S
Tractors and machinery all have inherent risks in operation. RSV has a very strong commitment to safety and well documented policies on OH&S.
All tractors are fitted with revolving beacons, reversing beepers, fire extinguishers, UHF radios and first aid kits.
Operators have tractor and front end loader tickets issued by Civil Contractors Federation and Construction Induction OH&S cards.
High risk “workcover” tickets held by our staff include ‘elevated work platform’, ‘basic rigging’, ‘dogging’, ‘forklift’ and ‘cross cut chain saw’.
Other staff hold numerous machinery operators tickets which include’ front end loader’, ‘wheel tractor’, ‘grader’, ‘ride on mower’, ‘telescopic materials handler’ and ‘tip truck & trailer. Many staff also hold a level two first aid certificate.
We also have the necessary Chemical Users Certificates & Commercial operators Licences for the use and handling of chemicals.
Our machinery is regularly serviced & maintained by our full-time qualified mechanic and external mechanical service providers where and as required.
All staff are issued with all necessary personal protection equipment. Pre-start forms are a feature of every workday and toolbox meetings are a regular occurrence to both reinforce the message of safety and to engage all staff in this important priority.
We maintain Safe Work Method Statements for our operations which are regularly updated.