Walcon Marine was contracted by the City of Rockingham to design and construct a new FRP boardwalk at Lake Richmond. The Lake Richmond Boardwalk was completed for the council in May 2014.
Lake Richmond is an urban wetland located in the suburb of Rockingham, approximately 40 kilometres south of Perth, Western Australia.
The reserve is approximately 77 hectares in area and is one of the largest freshwater lakes within close proximity to the ocean, supporting many biological and social values.
Included in the works was the provision of all design, building licence certification, labour and materials. Additionally, equipment and services to perform the excavation, construction, commissioning, compliance and as-constructed documentation were also included.
The structure is 120m long and 2m wide, with a handrail and seating options located along the boardwalk. The seats are enclosed with a handrail and mid rail. To enjoy the view of the lake, there is a 5 x 5m landing platform with a bench seat at the end of the boardwalk.
The boardwalk was delivered to site in pre-assembled modules to reduce the amount of onsite labour. In addition, the non-invasive Diamond Pier footings were used to minimise disturbance to the surrounding environment. Consequently, Walcon were able to ensure that the environmental impact was extremely minimal.
Installation was extremely quick and simple, with the boardwalk modules being rolled out on a dolly and then hand lifted into place on top of the posts.
Furthermore, custom colours were selected by the client to tie in with the surrounding wetland.
For further information on Walcon’s FRP boardwalks please contact us on 1300 627 462, or click here.