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Plan B Group: Benefitting from experience

Plan B Comms has successfully delivered all stages at Willow Estate with a 100 per cent audit pass rate with NBN Co.

Plan B Comms continues to deliver essential communication design and project management services for infrastructure projects and new developments. Roads & Infrastructure Magazine finds out why the company is so well poised as a preferred provider.

Filling the void in design and project management often left by telecommunication carriers makes Plan B Comms’ services in communications design and project management so unique.

Since its creation more than 11 years ago, Plan B Comms has grown in leaps and bounds, helping to relocate more than $50 million worth of telecommunications assets. This comprises works on more than 150 relocation projects with over 50 of those projects involving multiple carriers. 

In addition to this, Plan B Comms has received statement of compliance on 2000 project stages connecting over 150,000 residential, commercial and industrial lots. Plan B Comms offers a full suite of services to all new developments and any project for works on existing telecommunications infrastructure.

The success of Plan B Comms methodology, as well as the company’s timely project delivery, has led to Plan B Comms working with some of the largest telecommunication providers in Australia, as well as some of the largest infrastructure and land developers.

ID Land, an award-winning national developer. Alex While, Senior Development Manager says the company has relied on Plan B Comms for many years, across its Victorian projects.

“They have been our trusted partner in navigating the complexities of external communication relocations and internal stage works,” While says.

While adds that Plan B Comms contributions to their projects has exemplified the private-owned company’s focus on delivering best practice solutions, no matter the task.

“Their expertise in communication services has streamlined our development processes, ensuring smooth coordination among stakeholders,” While says.

“Plan B Comms’ tailored solutions, commitment, and unwavering dedication make them an invaluable asset to our projects.”


 

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Smooth coordination 

Plan B Comms has an in-house team that specialises in feasibility modelling, telecommunication administration, design, construction and practical completion management. 

Plan B Comms was tasked with the relocation of all telecommunication assets as part of the Boundary Road upgrade works in Armstrong Creek. 

Plan B Comms designed and project managed six relocation projects consisting of multiple carriers and a total of $3.5 million telecommunication assets were relocated. 

John Mathios, Principal Engineer at DPM Consulting, says the collaborative nature of the project delivery, paired with Plan B Comms’ expertise, made the company an ideal business partner.

“DPM Consulting Group had the pleasure of working closely with Plan B Comms to relocate existing telecommunications to enable the delivery of critical water main supply works for a residential estate in Armstrong Creek,” Mathios says.

“The Plan B Comms team provided a fantastic level of service in seeing through the design and delivery of this project and smoothly managed the coordination of multiple telecommunication providers as well as other stakeholders.”

Mathios says Plan B Comms’ approach to project delivery and client relations closely reflects the ethos of DPM Consulting Group, who seek to “constantly challenge the boundaries”.

“[Plan B Comms] assistance and communication during the project was outstanding and we look forward to working with them again,” he says.

Plan B Comms specialise in residential, commercial, and industrial developments in addition to its existing infrastructure projects.

Commercial Development – the base

Plan B Comms were engaged by APD to deliver the NBN (National Broadband Network) to all 130 lots within The Base development. Plan B Comms have recently completed Stage One that involved accelerated installation of the NBN ahead of schedule to allow APD to continue construction without delay. Plan B Comms were successfully able to design and co-ordinate applications with NBN and APD to deliver the complex project within the construction timeframe.

Residential Development – Cloverton

Plan B Comms have been delivering NBN infrastructure to Stockland’s landmark 30,000 lot Cloverton Estate, since the project’s commencement in 2016; maintaining on time delivery through its application, design and project management services. 

Plan B Comms also forms part of the wider Plan B Group, alongside companies such as Plan B Services and Plan B Auditing. In tandem, the Plan B Group can provide a full suite of services for the entire project lifecycle. 

This article was originally published in the November edition of our magazine. To read the magazine, click here.

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