Port Botany

“Delivering a series of complex structures – and a client’s promise to their local community”

Executive Summary

Sydney Ports Corporation needed to extend its Botany Bay container facilities. As part of its expansion planning, it agreed to assist the communities surrounding Port Botany by improving and ‘giving back’ a section of the foreshore to the public. This included the creation of two complex new lookouts, an estuary walkway and a contemporary fish-cleaning facility. Unfortunately, the timeline was extremely tight and the Sydney Ports Corporation found themselves in a difficult situation. To ensure they met their deadline and delivered on their public promises, Fleetwood was engaged to deliver the critical elements.



Sydney Ports Corporation & BMD Constructions





Design Partners


Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail

Fleetwood Involvement

Fleetwood was contracted to turn the design vision into reality – and to do it quickly. Our specific brief from AECOM and CHROFI included creating the Mill Stream Lookout, an extensive estuary walkway with a second lookout, as well as a public fish-cleaning facility. The design team invited us to collaborate and help document the complex design early in the process, both to ensure it could actually be manufactured and installed, and to help accelerate the delivery phase. Once approved, we fabricated the main lookout structure at our off-site workshop using five sections of weathering steel, which were then site-welded and installed by franna crane. The second lookout and fish cleaning facilities were also manufactured off-site and installed by crane, before being finished with stainless steel mesh walls and corrugated roof sheets.

Community Engagement

The entire project was the result of detailed community engagement, undertaken by Sydney Ports Corporation as part of its expansion planning process.


Award Name Location Year
Australian Construction Achievement (ACA) Award Port Botany 2012