Successful Projects

The CSIRO fire safety engineering team have successfully provided servicees for a wide range of buildings and infrastructure projects over the last 30 years in Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. These projects have include a wide range of building uses and classifications and also include rail, rolling stock, bushfire and many tunnelling projects. CSIRO also provide Hot Smoke Test as part of commissioning and certification services.


  • Westfield shopping centres located in Australia at –

                     Bondi Junction, Hornsby, Parramatta and connection to Paramatta

                     Rail Link, Chatswood, Eastgardens, Hurstville, Burwood, Liverpool,

                     Tuggarah, Miranda, Belconnen, Plenty Valley, Fountain Gate

  • Rouse Hill Town Centre, Sydney
  • Giant Kuantan Hypermarket, Malaysia
  • Mydin shopping centres in Malaysia including, Melaka, Meru Raya, Gong

                      Badak, Seremban 2,

  • Auchan Hypermarket, China
  • Market City, Sydney Australia
  • Chatswood Chase, Sydney
  • Myer Centre, Adelaide
  • Melbourne Central, Melbourne
  • Putra Jaya Precinct, Malaysia
  • KL Plaza, Malaysia
  • Macquarie Shopping Centre, NSW
  • Stockland Bathurst , NSW
  • Argyle Mall, NSW
  • Carlingford Court, NSW 

Rail and Rolling Stock

  • KL Sentral Rail Station platform overdeck project, Malaysia
  • Perth Urban Rail Development, WA
  • Outer Suburban Rail Car, Sydney
  • Millennium Train, SRA
  • EDI Queensland Rail IMU 160 SMU 260 passenger vehicles
  • PPP A set Waratah, Railcorp/ Downer EDi Rail
  • Full scale rail carriage fire experiments


Tunnels and Infrastructure

  • Parramatta rail Link
  • Kenwick tunnel
  • Perth Rail
  • ANZAC bridge stay cables


Multi use and/or Green rated buildings

  • KL Sentral Lot E, Malaysia
  • Plenty Valley, Westfield

Entertainment and Exhibition

  • Vodafone Arena
  • Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, China
  • Star City Casino, NSW
  • Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Centre, 2010 World Expo project China
  • Shanghai Automobile Museum, 2010 World Expo project, China
  • Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, China
  • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD
  • Willoughby Leisure Centre, Sydney
  • Galaxy Casino, Macau


  • 35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills
  • 52 Great North Road, Five Dock
  • Honeysuckle House, Newcastle
  • 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  •             327-337 Military Rd, Cremorne
  • Darling Park Stage III, Sydney
  • Ericsson Victoria Harbour, Docklands
  • Myer Head Office, Docklands
  • Kulau Lumper Sentral station development including Lot E and Nu Sentral

Transport Buildings

  • Chek Lap Kok Airport – East Hall extension, Hong Kong
  • Sydney Qantas Domestic Airport Terminal
  • Brisbane International Airport terminal
  • Melbourne International Airport Terminal
  • Admiralty Railway Station, Hong Kong
  • Shanghai Southern Railway Station
  • DHL Gateway, Sydney
  • Integrated Transport Terminal, KL Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur Sentral Rail station


Heritage and Culture

  • Tuen Mun Temple, Hong Kong
  • Western Kowloon Cultural District Development
  • Custom House Circular Quay, Sydney

Healthcare and Education

  • St Vincent’s redevelopment, Sydney
  • Liverpool Hospital, Sydney
  • Amity Aged Care Facility, Waratah
  • Illawarra Retirement Trust Development,
  • Williamstown RAAF Childcare facility, Melbourne
  • St Lukes Grammar School, Dee Why
  • Complex Building of Science and Technology, Tongji University, China
  • University Of Wollongong I.C. Central Building


Residential and Hotels

  • Millennium towers, Sydney
  • Bangkok Airport Hotel, Thailand
  • Shoal Bay Development, NSW
  • Tribeca Apartments, Melbourne
  • Main Beach, Gold Coast



  • 20 remote Radio repeater and telephony facilities
  • St Patrick’s Estate
  • Toxicity of fire fighting truck materials
  • Wildfire bunker assessment


Warehouse, Industrial and Manufacturing

  • Fuji Xerox, Alexandria
  • Magnetmart, Albion Park
  • Proton City Car Plant, Malaysia
  • First Solar PV Manufacturing facility, Malaysia
  • Aluminium Smelter, Malaysia
  • Nuclear reactor facility
  • Parle foods, Griffith
  • Shepparton
  • Chevron Gas Production Facility, Papua New Guinea
  • Corio Quay Warehouse, Geelong


Hot Smoke Tests

  • Over 150 tests carried out including:
  • Melbourne City Link and East link
  • Westfield shopping centres
  • Early detection in coolstores
  • Melbourne Airport
  • Various road and busway tunnels.
  • Epping to Chatswood Rail link and other railway stations
  • Various office and retail buildings


Risk Assessment

  • Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, China
  • EDI Perth Urban Rail
  • EDI Queensland Rail IMU160 SMU 260 passenger vehicles.
  • Parramatta Rail Link
  • PPP A set Waratah, Railcorp/ Downer EDi Rail


Fire Reconstruction and Forensic

  • Winery fire
  • Padded detention cell fires
  • Passenger rail cars
  • Paint shop and spray booth
  • Bushfire damage to vehicles

Successful Projects

Star City

Footprint approximately 40,000 m2 , Overall floor area in excess of 200,000 m2. Five levels of casino activities and other entertainment; Four levels of underground car parking; Two ten storey towers, one a hotel and the other apartments

oriental-arts Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre


The Oriental Arts Centre is an assembly building used for performance purposes. It contains seven (7) levels, among which two (2) levels are underground and five (5) levels are above ground. The effective height of the building is 34m above the ground.

shenzhen Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre


The Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (SZCEC) is a large space building that will be used for large exhibitions and conferences. The exhibition halls are at the ground level and are in a one-storey structure extending 540m in length and 282m in width. The arched roof of the structure is from 12.5m high at the end of the façade to 30m high at the longitude centreline. Inside the structure there is a two-storey construction along the full length of the longitude centreline of the main structure, with a width of 40m.

plrnty Plenty Valley Town Centre – shopping centre


The plenty Valley Town Centre project for Westfield is a large single level retail building built on a green fields site and incoroporating major stores, mini majors, food court and extensive malls.. The project won the design team the Urban Development Institute of Australia, Awards for Excellence 2009 – Master Planned Development Category..The project achieved a 5 star energy efficiency rating with many sustainable building design elements.

kuala Kuala Lumpur Sentral rail station and Sentral Lot E.

The KL Sentral rail station and including Lot E Complex consists of five blocks of mixed use which includes retail, offices, extensive Food & Beverage, auditoria and car parking located in the east portion of the Kuala Lumpur Sentral Rail Station development. The LEED rated green building features naturally ventilated atriums augmented with high flow low velocity fans, green space at ground level and roof deck and connection to adjacent building. These issue were evaluated and approved through Performance Based Fire Safety Engineering.

integrated Integrated Transport Terminal

The Main Terminal Building (MTB) of the Integrated Transport Terminal. (ITT) serves as the primary building for this transport hub and was integrated with existing passenger transport infrastructure. The complex comprises carparking areas and general vehicle across roads on Level 1, 5 and 6; arrival and departure areas on Level 2, passenger pickup/drop off and retail tenancies on Level 3 and retail food court and department stores on Level 4. The large compartments required for effective function required Fire Safety Engineering.

myer Myer Head office Melbourne

The Myer head office at 800 Collins Street, Melbourne is an iconic building and flagship for the retail chain. The multi storey building required several fire safety engineering strategies partly to address the Sustainability initiatives for the building which include an east facing atrium with interconnecting stair, maximizing natural light penetration and reducing lift use. There is also a gas fired co-generation plant which will produce about 30 per cent of the base building’s electricity requirements.