- City of Greater Geraldton
The revitalisation of the Beresford Foreshore in Geraldton incorporated the upgrade of 1.5 kilometres of foreshore reserve to accommodate four new major carparks, raised structural lookouts and a 4-metre wide dual use path along the length of the beach incorporating drink fountains, showers, furniture and playgrounds.
As the civil engineering consultant within the landscape led consultant team, TABEC was responsible for providing detailed design of overall earthworks as well as roadworks and drainage design associated with the four carparking areas. TABEC’s scope also included the design of the entry/exit points into the new carparks and integration of the assets through upgrades of Chapman Road and existing drainage networks.
The aim to create a more pedestrian friendly environment also leant to the inclusion of numerous pedestrian refuge islands along the length of Chapman Road to provide safe crossings to integrate the dual use path with existing path networks.
Design of the carparks catered for heavy vehicles to access the beach via carparks for sand replenishment activities, which is to be undertaken on an annual basis.
The civil design incorporated servicing of the foreshore reserve with water and power to service barbecues, showers, drink fountain and lighting facilities throughout numerous nodes along the length of the reserve.
TABEC also provided construction support services for the Chapman Road civil works, with practical completion of the Beresford Foreshore Reserve achieved in October 2018.