Inner West Council
Enter Building Group was contracted by Inner West Council to upgrade existing seawall. The purpose of the project was to enhance the existing seawall and improve public access to Bay Run in Haberfield. Given the extent of the site, the project was divided into two stages to minimise the disruption to public use throughout construction works. The scope of work consisted of:
Stage 1 involved construction of 97lm of a new seawall over the existing structure, a new sandstone lookout point, and soft landscaping. Throughout the construction period, Enter Building Group was able to identify an issue with the existing seabed, which was softer than anticipated to withhold the original seawall design. The challenge was resolved by liaising with Council and Engineers to adopt an alternative seawall design successfully. Enter Building Group was also responsible for providing asphalt patchwork to the affected footpath.
Similarly, Stage 2 involved supply and installation of bridging layers and sandstone rock amours over the exiting seawall structure as shown in the progress photos below from left to right. 147lm of the new seawall included a planter box for saltmarsh and sandstone seawall steps. For both stages of work, Enter Building Group had to work around low tides to build a work platform and excavate rock toe. Despite such a limit to work hours, the project was completed on time.
The major challenge with Stage 2 was traffic management for local community. In order to minimise the disruption to public use of this area as much as possible, Enter Building Group provided a detour access through carpark for cyclists and pedestrians during the week and this was dismantled at weekends to allow normal public access to Bay Run.