It will soon be easier than ever to get around the laid back city of Mackay, with the addition of the new Bluewater Trail. The 21-kilometre shared pedestrian-cycle trail encircles the city and will link several tourist attractions, including the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Quay and the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.
The trail incorporates a walkway—The Pioneer Environmental Walk—which is under water four weeks of the year. Mackay Regional Council needed a product for this part of the trail that could withstand such conditions, so the natural choice was Replas’ recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ with a composite fibre sub-structure from Wagners.
The 1.2km footpath, 30 m bridge over Alligator Creek and 1 km of boardwalk was installed by Abergeldie Constructions.
‘The final appearance of the completed boardwalk is a credit to all involved. The products incorporated into the project offered a superior product over conventional methods and products used in the past.’
John Board, QLD Construction Manager with Abergeldie Constructions.