Canal Entrance and Esplanade Wall
Severe soil erosion from under the wall, giving concern to a possible future collapse in several places. This wall was a potential danger for the families and fishermen who used the area.
Onsite Construction – 10 days to demolish and construct North and South wall of Runaway Bay Canal Entrance
Severe soil erosion from under the wall, giving concern to a possible future collapse in several places. Congenital weep holes in the existing wall failed severely.
This wall was a potential danger for the families and fishermen who used the area.
Our Construction Process…
- Demolish existing wall
- Pour footings over existing box culverts
- Lay Geofabric
- Lay base blocks over the slab
- Continue to lay and backfill
- Turfed when completed
Press – Media
Publication: Australia’s National Local Government Newspaper Online
Edition: July 2007
Innovative wall for new foreshore
Gold Coast Council’s Broadwater Esplanade program has received national attention for using an innovative material in its latest redevelopment. The Gabi Block is a concrete block that, according to its manufacturer, is lighter and more porous than other blocks used for revetment wall construction.
Consequently, Council selected Gabi Block walls for the new development, as they provided a cheaper, easier and more effective method of combating erosion.
The revetment wall was completed in June.
“It is pleasing to see that the work has attracted the attention of the ABC New Inventors,” said Councillor Grant Pforr. “When you look at what has been created, it is hard to believe it is the same location. They have turned what was a tired and uninspiring section of the Broadwater foreshore into an extremely attractive and inviting area.”
The main area of the redevelopment has been along Anglers Esplanade in Runaway Bay.
“The aim is to provide the best possible revetment walls that will stand the test of time,” Councillor Pforr said. “It is crucial that the property along these areas of esplanade are protected from erosion.”
A beach nourishment program is also being conducted to provide support for the new walls with improved vegetation. This program also aims to improve the natural boundary between the land and the water. Community members have been involved through the ‘Adopt a Foreshore’ initiative.
The original revetment walls have been buried beneath the new structure.