Narrabeen Lagoon Stage 1

“Delivering a high profile upgrade for a highly sensitive community asset”


Warringah Council





Design Partners

ASPECT Studios

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail

Executive Summary

The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is a high profile shared pathway on Sydney’s northern beaches. It weaves its way through a beautiful, but environmentally sensitive, habitat on the fringes of one of Australia’s most populous and affluent residential regions. Fleetwood won a competitive tender with Warringah Council to complete the 850 metre first stage of the trail’s upgrade, including marine piling, elevated boardwalks, stairs, lookouts, custom furniture and landscaping. With more stages to follow, it was essential to set a high standard by delivering an attractive and cost-effective outcome that was environmentally friendly, safe and durable.


Fleetwood Involvement

Fleetwood was appointed by Warringah Council following a competitive tender. Our involvement began by collaborating with the project’s landscape designers, ASPECT Studios, and included detailed design consultation and planning. We then moved into the often-complex delivery phase, overseeing manufacture, construction and installation for the project’s key elements – a timber and fibreglass boardwalk with public seating and a series of look-out points, sandstone paths and soft landscaping. Harnessing our wide range of in-house skills, combined with strict project controls, flexibility and intelligent planning, we were able to meet all of Council’s requirements, finishing on time and within budget.

Community Engagement

Prior to Fleetwood’s appointment and commencing works, ASPECT Studios had conducted extensive community consultation.


Award Name Location Year
The Minister For Planning & Infrastructure - Sydney Greenspace Award Narrabeen Lagoon Stage 1 2011