Stockland’s Bokarina beach development is the last waterfront enclave to be developed. We are working with Stocklands Communities, Eureka Landscapes and Hall Civil Contracting. Our team solved a complex engineering and installation problem with the use of our Fleetwood standard Balmoral bridge and Mars boardwalk systems.
Also working closely with AECOM throughout the design development phase, Fleetwood assisted with constructability and materiality advice whilst testing the designs for budget through our unique DE2 process. One of the greatest site challenges was the proximity to the ocean, with longevity and maintenance being two key factors in any design. Fleetwood responded with a solution from Dulux Protective coatings and secured a 10 year warranty. Our scope of works include design, engineering, manufacturing and piling construction and installation
The shelters have been designed with a Stainless Steel separation plate for the posts to reduce the possibility of corrosion and ease of removal should the need arise. The design of the boardwalk structure has been approached with the same mindset with Fleetwood responding to design requirements of the local council and demands of the site conditions. The main bridge structure is a 22m clear span with painted balusters embellished with sustainably sourced Australian hardwood on the posts and lean rail.
The approaches to the main span have been designed completely from FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic) to resist corrosion over time and for ease of construction. The wetland is a highly sensitive ecological area with a high water table and high salinity, so the design needed to withstand the elements and also respect the sensitive nature of the surrounding area. Fleetwood has devised a methodology to reduce site impact and ensure a great quality product is enjoyed by the community for years to come.
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