Forming part of the ‘Collaroy Park Master Plan’ which incorporates the Collaroy Beach Accessible Precinct, TCM Construction Group were commissioned to construct an amenities block to include two Accessible Toilets, an Accessible Compliant Ramp to run from Beach Road up to a Viewing Platform on top of the building, as well as new Street and Path Lighting along with Civil Drainage Works including a kerb and gutter to the end of Beach Road. Connecting Paths were also constructed between the playground, carpark and new staircase. These interconnecting paths and ramps now allow uninterrupted access from Beach Road through to the Collaroy Beach Park, Surf Club and associated community.
Built into the side of the hill, the Amenities Building required 90m³ of rock to be cut away and removed, in order for the building to fit neatly into the landscape, rather than imposing on the natural shape of the hill or affecting access to the adjacent rock pool.
In addition to the Amenities Project TCM Construction Group were also awarded the contract to complete repair works at the Collaroy Rock Pool. Being able to have the two projects running concurrently allowed for synergy of movement for the construction team and only having the one contractor for both projects allowed the Council to leverage existing site set-ups to gain the best economy of scale. The Pool Repair project consisted of Concrete Cancer Repairs where 2.5km of cracks were repaired, along with alterations to the overflow scupper levels to gain a more consistent balance which improved the health and water quality of the pool water.
A new sump was sunk into the base of the pool to assist council staff with their weekly cleaning procedures, along with a new drainage valve to empty the pool. The largest challenge on this project was the removal and replacement of the western concrete board walk. The existing concrete was in a very poor state of repair and removal was required with a new off-form Concrete Board Walk constructed over the water.
This was a signature project for TCM Construction Group as we take great pride in constructing these wonderful community assets for our local community to enjoy.