Southern Stainless perused the Brisbane Riverwalk rebuild entering into a 6-month tender process at the end of 2013.
The Main contractor John Holland was awarded the contract by Brisbane City Council, who in turn awarded the stainless steel balustrade package to Southern Stainless.
The balustrade package was the largest sub-contract under the head contract.
Specifications for the stainless balustrade included using 316 marine grade stainless steel that was polished to 600 Grit (fine satin) then fully electropolished after fabrication.
The total length of the Riverwalk is approximately 900m, which incorporates approximately 1900m of stainless balustrade.
The stainless balustrade for this project consisted of four different types, including:
Brisbane Riverwalk can be accessed from the city via the Howard Smith Wharves; entry is located at the end of Boundary Street under the Storey Bridge. From the Southern end, access is via Riverview Court near the end of Merthyr Road at New Farm.
The New Farm Riverwalk is one of Brisbane City Council’s key river connections between New Farm and the Brisbane city centre. The walkway was constructed in 2003 and was used by over 3,000 cyclists, pedestrians and runners daily.
The January 2011 floods caused extensive damage to the original structure, causing a section of it to break and wash away downstream.
Features of the new Riverwalk include:
The replacement structure will be an important asset for our community and will:
The New Farm Riverwalk is now open.
The Federal and State governments have committed funding to the New Farm Riverwalk replacement.
The total expected cost was approximately $72 million.