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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 is renewing the iconic Kirra Boardwalk. The wooden section of the boardwalk has reached the end of its design life and requires replacement to ensure the ongoing structural integrity and durability of the popular walkway.

Temporary road closure: Marine Parade, Kirra – commencing 30 September

  • To allow works to safely be completed a full road closure of Marine Parade is required.
  • The closure is for a section of Marine Parade where the Kirra Boardwalk is located.
  • Full closure dates are 30 September 2019 to mid-November 2019.
  • There is no through traffic for motorists (cars).
  • Detours are required with signage and VMS boards in place to direct motorists.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access is maintained.
  • Public transport access is maintained.

Refer to the map below of the Kirra Boardwalk detour for more information.

Click to enlarge Map of Kirra boardwalk detour

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.
  • 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 Pavilion, 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 rigours of the location.

More information

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

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