Works for this project included the construction of the infrastructure at the Kalbarri Skywalk site including; the construction of toilets, shade structures, kiosk and extensive landscaping using natural stone taken from the site and re purposed into terracing and seating along with the co-ordination and installation of artwork within Kalbarri National Park.
With challenging architecture, innovative building materials and extensive and complex landscaping The Kalbarri Skywalk Infrastructure was designed to blend into the natural environment of the surrounding bushland and Gorges. Low Maintenance building materials and self-sustainable utilities were also a key criterion to ensure low upkeep and sustainability against the elements was achieved.
Coloured patterned concrete and the use of Corton Steel (rust look – Weathering steel) used for the custom-made roof and wall sheeting are a few of the design features used to blend in with the natural back drop. Sandstone slabs that had been rock excavated from the Skywalk footings was repurposed and expertly designed and cut to form all the Terracing/stairs, seats, walls and other landscaping features creating a balance between the natural landscape and the new infrastructure. The landscaping and repurposing of the sandstone demonstrates expert craftsmanship across the entire site. The level of detail and workmanship across all the infrastructure and landscaping is a credit to GBSC Yurra and its contractors delivering world class and ground-breaking tourism project that all involved can be proud of.
Photos Supplied by Dermot Boyle c/o Bocol Constructions Pty Ltd