Howe Park

“Quick thinking replaces an iconic Hawkesbury viewing platform in record time”

Executive Summary

Located on the Hawkesbury River, north-west of Sydney, Howe Park is an idyllic location for picnics and hiking, with sweeping views across the river to Macquarie Park. One of its most popular drawcards has always been its scenic lookout. However, with age and the elements taking their toll on the old timber structure, Hawkesbury City Council urgently needed a replacement, together with new retaining walls and landscaping. After a competitive tender they turned to Fleetwood to make it happen – quickly.

Client

Hawkesbury City Council

Completed

2010

State

NSW

Design Partners

Environmental Partnership

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Fleetwood involvement

Our involvement began with a competitive tender. Ultimately, the tight deadline was one of the deciding factors in Hawkesbury City Council choosing Fleetwood. Our finely tuned DesignExecute2™ delivery model gave them the confidence we could handle the full scope of the project within the tight timeline, including design and delivery in a high-risk environment. Once appointed we got straight to work. Within two-and-a-half weeks, we’d designed a cantilevered, steel and fibreglass viewing deck. The client approved our plans immediately and four-and-a-half weeks later – two days ahead of schedule – we’d demolished the damaged original structure, prepared the new foundations, manufactured and installed the new platform, and finished the retaining walls and landscaping. Project complete. Ahead of time and right on budget.