Malabar Headland, in the heart of the Sydney metropolitan area, has a long history of contested control and administration meaning the area was off-limits to the general public. On 19 January 2016, a key portion of land was transferred to the people of New South Wales and the area was declared a national park, making it one of Australia’s newest.
Since this time Woolacotts Consulting Engineers have been working with Thompson Berrill Landscape Architects to provide more public access to the area while protecting the flora and fauna of the area. “The engineering design of the elevated walkways and stairs is the easy part”, says Kevin Christesen, Principal Structural Engineer. “Finding the right balance between public accessibility and protecting the environment is the most complex part of these community infrastructure projects”.
For more information about the exciting new Malabar Headland Boora Point walking track visit:
Woolacotts have provided structural, civil and hydraulic engineering services for community infrastructure projects for more than 80 years.
When planning your next community infrastructure project ask if your design consultant team is experienced in balancing functionality, environmental protection, and engaging with the community during the process. Woolacotts is.