|SECTOR||Boardwalks and Bridges|
|PROJECT NAME||Bicentennial Park Boardwalk Replacement Stage 2|
|LOCATION||Bicentennial Park Boardwalk, Sydney Olympic Park|
|CLIENT||Steelworks Engineering/ Sydney Olympic Park Authority|
|COMPLETION DATE||May 2018|
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION||Demolition of existing boardwalk and Installation of new Boardwalk|
In 2018, Roman Contractors completed stage 2 of the Badu Mangrove boardwalk in Bicentennial Park subcontracting for Steelworks Engineering for Sydney Olympic Park Authority. The boardwalk originally opened in 1988 to celebrate the Australian Bicentenary and the replacement works were undertaken in the park’s 30th anniversary year.
For the project, Roman Contractors was required to demolish the existing boardwalk, remove existing piles, and install new piles and the boardwalk. The project had to be completed with extreme care and minimal impact due to its ecologically significant location.
The Badu Mangrove boardwalk is set in Bicentennial Park, within 65 hectares of Badu Mangroves. The Mangroves are a popular attraction, including for school education groups and recreational activities. The Mangroves form part of the largest remaining intertidal wetland on the Parramatta River, where visitors experience a unique variety of flora and fauna, in addition to mangrove stands and mudflats.
Roman Contractors successfully completed the project with a focus on its environmental management, which contributed to Sydney Olympic Park Authority being awarded as the winner of Project of the Year in the Environmental category for this project at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s Boomtown! Awards.
The delivery of this project by Roman Contractors ensures that the Boardwalk can continue to be well-used by the community for decades to come.