DECCW Broken Head Day-Use Area
Client: National Parks and Wildlife Service (DECCW)
This project, recently completed by GeoLINK and now fully constructed, involved the investigation and design of civil works relating to the upgrade of the day use area of the Broken Head Nature Reserve, in Broken Head. GeoLINK’s engineering team worked closely with National Parks and Wildlife Service representatives and other consultants, including landscape architects, to prepare concept design plans aimed at improving the existing unsealed access road and terminus parking areas. We carried the project through to detailed design and assisted with site supervision.
The scope of works involved revising initial plans to maximise parking availability, meet all relative standards and regulations, provide for bus / trailer parking, disabled access parking, turning facilities, design the access road and parking area pavements for construction based on geotechnical investigations and manage the large volumes of stormwater run on. Engineering plans for the access road included all design levels, earthworks, surface treatments, edge treatments, speed humps, footpaths, beach access tracks, signage and location of bollards. A stormwater management plan was prepared as part of the engineering design documentation, adopting water sensitive urban design principles to ensure the surrounding environment was not adversely impacted by stormwater runoff as a result of the proposed upgrade works.