|Sector||Boardwalks and Bridges|
|Project Name||Emu Park ANZAC Memorial Boardwalk|
|Location||Emu Park, QLD|
|Project Description||Construction of Memorial Boardwalk|
Emu Park ANZAC Memorial Boardwalk is a unique ANZAC walk memorial constructed along scenic coastline and rocky headland, displaying stunning views of the local area.
Roman Contractors was engaged by BAC Technologies as subcontractor in late 2014 to construct a 175 metre long timber reflective ANZAC Memorial Boardwalk dedicated to the memory of the ANZAC’s who fought and died in WWI. The boardwalk provides a timeline of many of WWI’s significant events and battles. Stage One of this project also comprised a viewing deck, an entry Memorial Gateway, an Orientation Gallery which incorporates artwork telling the WWI story, and a Foreshore Path connecting to the Memorial Court Precinct.
Roman Contractors’ extensive knowledge of environmental factors and issues ensured a successful outcome for the project in this highly environmentally sensitive area. During the project, Roman Contractors effectively accommodated vegetation removal variations and additional rework to complete the project within the strict time constraints. Roman Contractors also overcame extreme access issues and used innovative work methods to safely install footing within the headland rock formations.
Several challenges arose due to cyclone damage during project construction. Roman Contractors successfully dealt with these issues, including replacing local subcontractors who were taken off the project to attend to local storm rectification works, and repairing and replacing damaged footings.
The completed ANZAC Memorial Boardwalk is a stunning and unique attraction for locals and the wider community.