ENLARGED COTTER DAM (ECD) VIEWING PLATFORM

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project comprised a walking trail from the car parks, across the existing walking bridge, along the south side of Cotter River, rising to a viewing platform above the heritage-listed Cotter Trout Hatchery. The viewing platform is 350m SE of the new ECD wall and 450m from the existing dam wall.

Complex Challenges:

Tight access required precision installation of the platform and a 2 meter wide prefabricated looped concrete tread boardwalk with steel balustrade. Both the boardwalk and platform display information about the ECD project and the story of water delivery in Canberra.

Business unit:

Engineering

Client:

Bulk Water Alliance

Current status:

Complete

Start date:

April 2010

Completion period:

September 2010

Value:

$2.5 million