Kooloonbung Creek Cycleway

“Delivering safe, seamless and iconic new infrastructure for Port Macquarie”

Client

Port Macquarie–Hastings Council

Completed

2015

State

NSW

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail

Pillar

Access

Executive Summary

Port Macquarie is a popular tourist town on the mid-north coast of NSW. As part of the master plan for its iconic foreshore, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council appointed Fleetwood Urban to help design and install a new pedestrian/cycleway bridge that was both beautiful and ecologically sensitive.

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Fleetwood Involvement

Guided by our 4-stage DesignExecute2™ process, we designed the bridge while working closely with the bridge engineers and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council at every stage, beginning with Discovery and Development sessions as part of our original bid before transitioning into the Detail phase to refine the concept in preparation for construction. Entering the final Delivery stage, the mild steel superstructure was fabricated and painted in our workshops to minimise on-site disruptions. At the same time, pilings and footings were constructed on the foreshore. We then used multiple cranes to position the entire superstructure on the foundations in one night. Stainless steel fittings and pressure-tested sealed enclosures were also specified to provide extra protection from the coastal conditions. Pre-assembly of five sections took place on-site including the installation of the Fibre Reinforced Plastic decking (micromesh). Once the components were assembled the tower, featuring unnoticeable jointing, was erected. The completed decks were then inserted and the support cables attached. Stainless steel handrails, wiring and lighting were installed to complete the project.

Community Engagement

Community input played an important role in the success of the project. During the planning stages, local residents were asked to provide their thoughts on both the location of the new bridge and its design.