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Kirra Boardwalk upgrade, Kirra Beach

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Kirra Boardwalk

Commencing: September 2019
Completion: February 2020 (weather permitting)
Cost: $2.8 million

Project information

The City of Gold Coast will be renewing the iconic Kirra Boardwalk. Recent investigations have determined that the existing structure has reached the end of its design life and requires replacement.

Construction details

  • The project will involve removal of the existing boardwalk and sub structure, installation of new precast architectural concrete deck supported on concrete piers and re-installation of the existing strengthened handrail.
  • The wooden boardwalk and adjacent footpath will be closed for five months during construction (weather permitting).
  • A pedestrian detour will be provided along Marine Parade with appropriate signage and fencing in place to assist pedestrians.
  • At times during construction there will single lane closures along Marine Parade. During this time traffic management will be in place to allow buses, cyclists and pedestrians through; motorists will be required to detour via McLean Street and Musgrave Street.
  • Public transport access will be maintained at all times.
  • Traffic management will be undertaken with minor delays expected on Marine Parade.
  • Beach access from the stairs along the boardwalk will be temporarily closed during construction.
  • The closest beach access will be from Kirra Surf Club or from Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • There are no impacts to the heritage-listed Kirra Beach Hut and the Kirra Pavillon, which will both still be accessible during construction.
  • We will be working to minimise disruptions. However, local residents may notice construction noise and minor traffic delays.
  • Works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm.

Benefits to the community

  • improved safety for boardwalk pedestrians
  • new structure built to meet current standards with 100 year design life achieved
  • a significant reduction in long term maintenance requirements and costs
  • robust structure built for the environmental rigors of the location.

More information

For more information contact the project manager, Justin Weintrop on 07 5667 3762.

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