“Quick thinking replaces an iconic Hawkesbury viewing platform in record time”
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.
Hawkesbury City Council
Scope of Work
Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover
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.
There is nothing Fleetwood could have done better. It is amazing how they got it done so quickly. I am very happy with the way the Project Team manage their work. Utilising their standardised product system saved me a lot of grief with program and cost.
Craig Johnson Parks Project Officer Park and Recreation