“Revitalising Newcastle’s most famous coastal walk”
Bathers Way is a well-known scenic coastal walk near Newcastle. Stretching 5km from Nobby’s Headland to Glenrock Reserve, revitalising this iconic stretch of coastline is a key priority for Newcastle City Council. As part of the ongoing project, Fleetwood was appointed by Daracon Group to deliver three custom shade structures along the esplanade at Nobby’s Beach after a previous contractor was unable to meet the quality standards set by the Council.
Terras Landscape Architects
Scope of Work
Working alongside Terras Landscape Architects, Fleetwood was engaged to bring the shade structure concepts to life. Our involvement began by providing detailed design and engineering recommendations in terms of the most suitable construction materials and techniques for the site. Once the final plans were approved, our team then began the shop detailing and manufacturing phases. To streamline the final installation process and minimise site works, noise and sawdust in the iconic public area, most of the timber was pre-cut and processed at our inhouse workshop. This included the shelters’ Spotted Gum members, weathering steel panels and Duralux Plus soffits.
Newcastle City Council are very happy with the job Fleetwood have done on the shade structures. As always, the boys were extremely easy to get along with and have done a great job that Fleetwood can be proud of.
Jason Fox Project Manager