Booderee National Park
Booderee National Park required a new Jetty to replace the old timber structure after it suffered major structural damage during storm events. Westlake Punnett & Associates (formely Pacific Westlake) carried out the Structural and Civil Deisgn for the structure and many inspections throughout construction.
A 50 year life span was required by the National Park with minimal maintenance and ongoing costs. A recommendation was made by Westlake Punnett to use a full aluminium structure with FRP decking. The combination of these two durable materials meant that both the criteria for longevity and a minimisation of costs was able to be achieved.
Since the construction of the Jetty, Westlake Punnett & Associates Pty Ltd have continued to undertake design and consultancy work for the Booderee National Park including the structural design of an aluminium staircase at Summercloud Bay, re-roofing of the Visitors Centre and feasibility studies of access to Green Patch Beach.
Murrays Beach looks out toward Bowen Island known for its Little Penguin inhabitants and clear aqua waters. The new Jetty is now a popular asset for fishermen and the many visitors to the park as well as the National Park Authorities.