This elevated boardwalk creates a unique public experience along the east facing cliff tops, whilst retaining unobstructed access outside the edge of the adjacent heritage cemetery.
This 515m long walkway is part of the nationally significant 9km coastal walk from South Head to Maroubra that attracts 700,000+ visitors annually. The walk is in equal parts a ribbon of movement though sublime clifftop landscape and a place to stop and embrace the heightened experience of this unique cultural, environmental and heritage landscape.
The project resolves complex geotechnical, structural and heritage conditions and retains the significant cliff top heath community on the hanging swamps along the exposed sandstone platforms. As a direct result, the materials of the boardwalk change from timber to gridded fiberglass, allowing light and water through to remnant vegetation.
Five lookout points with bespoke furniture create opportunities to pause, rest and enjoy the spectacular views along the sandstone coast.
Master planning, concept design, design development, documentation
Calga Reserve and Waverley Cemetery, Sydney NSW, Australia
ASPECT Studios, Ducros Design, Jeffery Katauskas, Biodesign, Wilde & Woollard, Access Australia
Photographer: Florian Groehn