Project Details

Key project facts

  • Client: Wide Bay Water
  • Project Value: $5m
  • 80% of the water used at the park is recycled, reinforcing WBW’s commitment to becoming Australia’s first coastal community to reuse 100% of its treated wastewater and stormwater.

Constructed for Wide Bay Water (WBW), the Hervey Bay Water Education park aims to educate the community on the importance of sustainable water use.

The project included the construction of:

  • a static wave machine
  • 3 zero-depth water play zones designed to suit people of all ages from toddlers through to adult
  • life-sized whale sculptures
  • 2 amenities blocks
  • a raised timber boardwalk that links the various elements of the park and features interactive educational displays.

During construction the caravan park and sporting oval adjacent to the site remained fully operational and accessible to the public. We ensured constant communication was maintained with the operators of these facilities, minimising disruptions on site and ensuring the general public remained safe at all times.

The team overcame many challenges during the project:

  • developing innovative solutions in order to drill 6m pier holes into sand
  • operating within the requirements of the Indigenous Cultural Heritage Terms of Reference agreement
  • protecting the beach and foreshore from erosion caused by high energy wave events and construction activities
  • maintaining and protecting over 100 trees on site including 4 significant fig trees over 20m high
  • overcoming restricted manoeuvrability due to the sandy site.