The Great River Walk will, with the cooperation of several councils across New South Wales, eventually stretch 570 kilometres from Lake Bathurst near Goulburn to Broken Bay.
We were engaged to create the access stairs and viewing decks as part of the Stages 1 and 2 upgrades to the walking trail alongside the banks of the Nepean River.
The stairs are constructed using steel, hardwood and fibreglass elements. After careful analysis of the site constraints and the existing geotechnical structure of the side of the hill, we determined that the most effective solution for founding the structure was to utilise driven double treated hardwood piles.
The stairs were manufactured off site in our facility, and lifted into place with small cranes. The installation was completed before the programme deadline, and the stairs continue to offer safe, sustainable access to walkers, tourists & fishermen alike.
Working successfully with the architects from design stage through to installation on site, these three structures now provide safe access to the river for walkers, tourists & fishermen alike.
The fact that these stages received the ‘Minister for Planning’s Sydney Greenspace Award’ acknowledges this is a truly great walk.