South Australia


Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple of Australia


January 2014 - July 2015


$2.9 million




The scope of work included:

  • clearing of roadways and carparks to sub base
  • excavation of statue plateau and engineered footings
  • 2.3 kilometres of roadway to subgrade
  • construction of 4800m2 of car parking
  • preparation works to the building’s plateau
  • installation of 600 metres of stormwater pipe
  • construction of 39 stormwater pits and 14 minor headwalls
    with gabion basket scour protection
  • installation of 890 metres of sewer pipe including 38 inspection openings
  • installation of 1.2 kilometres of common services including cold water, LPG gas, reticulated water and irrigation
  • installation of 2 kilometres of electrical conduits and wiring
  • installation of a new main distribution board and three sub boards
  • installation of 2 kilometres of communication conduits.


BMD Urban delivered the project on time and budget. The project team overcame the difficulties in commencing construction during notorious wet weather periods, with high winds, by effective programming to maintain maximum productivity.

Despite the statue being delivered in 96 separate pieces, it was completed seven weeks ahead of schedule. The statue was officially blessed and displayed to the public on 8 August 2015, with many dignitaries from local and state government attending, as well as Buddhist Monks from around the world officiating proceedings.