“Lateral thinking delivers a ‘Super’ new play structureat Bungarribee in Sydney’s west”
Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT) wanted to add a much-needed ‘hero’ play element that would attract visitors to their new Bungarribee Parklands. Fleetwood was engaged by principal contractor, Daracon Engineering, to help make it happen by delivering a unique play structure that had never been built before - a huge enclosed framework of tunnels and play nets, almost like a maze, with a lookout tower at one end and stainless steel slides positioned throughout. Dubbed the Bungarribee ‘Super Park’, the award-winning project was large in both scale and complexity, and we delivered it brilliantly.
Western Sydney Parklands Trust (Client)
Scope of Work
Fleetwood worked on the Super Park as a subcontractor to the principal contractor, Daracon, who had won the project through a tender with WSPT. When we were appointed, the main structure had already been developed and engineered. However we felt we could improve on the original design and explored ways to make it a more practical and effective structure. We put forward a series of suggestions that were accepted by the certifying engineer, and then carried out the required changes. This included completing all steel fabrication and coatings, sourcing the necessary materials, installing footings, and finally erecting the entire structure (apart from the slides). One of our most complex tasks was the preparation and painting the all-important CFC wall panels. This was done off site. We then transported the completed panels to the Bungarribee site where our crews lifted and attached them to the primary structural frame, which had been installed earlier.
I have always found Fleetwood to be extremely honest and reliable with good lines of communication between us as designers and Fleetwood as the contractor. I know when we have Fleetwood on a project they will do an excellent job with no fuss or bother.
James Delaney Director