icubed consulting were engaged by Redland Shire Council to design and manage the development of a new shared pedestrian pathway and cycleway at Victoria Point. The Moreton Bay Cycleway at Victoria Point consists of a 3m wide pathway comprising sections of concrete pathway and raised boardwalk. It winds through areas of native bushland and intermittently connects back to existing suburban roads.
Boardwalk sections of the cycleway wind through the marsh land of Eprapah Creek, so the design needed to be considerate of geotechnical and enviornmental characteristics. The boardwalk was constructed from FRP materials to provide a 3m clear width suspended boardwalk through the native trees along the rear of the Cameron Court. Throughout the design process, the alignment was adjusted to minimise the environmental impact to the vegetation.
The FRP design proposed provided driven FRP piled foundations in ground that varied from good material to essentially swamp grade soils. The FRP piles eliminated the need for pouring typical concrete foundations, or driving steel piles which would be susceptible to corrosion in this environment. The piles were light-weight and easy to handle on-site.
icubed obtained necessary planning permits for the project, and undertook environmental and design risk assessments based on the detailed construction methodology. As sections of the cycleway winds through Point Halloran Conservation Area, the mitigation of environmental impacts from the project both through construction and operation were important for the project. icubed achieved this outcome through its use of FRP materials and preparation of Environmental Management documentation.