Saltwater Creek Cycleway

“Creating an essential link in Central Coast Council's pathway network”

Executive Summary

Saltwater Creek on the shores of Tuggerah Lake is one of the Central Coast’s favourite tourist spots. A sensitive mangrove habitat, the creek was also a natural obstacle on the busy walking track that connects Killarney Vale and Long Jetty, making an ecologically responsible pedestrian/cyclist bridge a much-needed piece of infrastructure for the Central Coast Council.

Client

Central Coast Council

Completed

2017

State

NSW

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Pillar

Access

Fleetwood Involvement

Guided by our DesignExecute2 delivery model, stage one saw us collaborate closely with the Council to assess and understand the local ecosystem, and match the project's specifications with product selection. Two construction options were presented, including 3D product drawings and photo montage, and the Sandford™ pedestrian bridge was chosen. From here, our visualisation and drafting team worked through a detailed design of the site, before the engineering materials and building methods were thoroughly documented in preparation for construction. To minimise the amount of time and disturbance at Saltwater Creek itself, we chose to manufacture and assemble the bridge and approaches in three main sections in our workshop, before our on-site crew completed the installation. Highly experienced in working in fragile or preservation areas, our site teams carefully and responsibly managed construction access to preserve the surrounding habitat.