Bathers Way Public Domain Upgrade
ADW Johnson has assisted Newcastle City Council with numerous stages of the Bathers Way Public Doman Upgrade including Anzac Walk and the Merewether Ocean Baths.
Our planning and surveying teams are extremely proud to have been involved in the Memorial Walk project which officially opened on ANZAC day, 2015. It is expected that the walkway will be a major tourism and community landmark for Newcastle and the Hunter region.
Our input has involved:
Preparation of Review of Environmental Factors;
Consideration and management of key matters such as heritage, coastal and environmental constraints; and
Management of some specialists inputs
Mererwether Ocean Baths
Preparation of Review of Environmental Factors
ADW Johnson’s planning team provided advice on the approval pathway for the works, scoped and reviewed consultant studies and prepared the environmental assessment for the works. Resolution of heritage and endangered ecological community issues was achieved via close co-operation with EJE the project architects, Hunter Development Corporation who over saw the works and the City of Newcastle the approval authority and land owner. ADWJ was able to meet the tight assessment deadlines required to ensure the ANZAC day opening. ADW Johnson’s survey team provided the detail survey for concept development.
The walkway commemorates the centenary of both the WWI landing of Allied forces at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, and the establishment of BHP Billiton’s Steelworks at Newcastle. The $4.5m project incorporates distinctive “DNA” strand bridge trusses, a reference to the modern scientific method employed to identify the remains of WWI casualties on the battlefields of Europe. Slender precast concrete “Y” columns and raised open deck walkways give the walkway minimal footprint on the scenic headland, with native re-vegetation of the surrounding landscape