Roy Marten Reserve - Civil, Stormwater, Environmental, Soils Testing, Pavement
Roy Marten Reserve - Civil, Stormwater, Environmental, Soils Testing, Pavement
Roy Marten Reserve

The revitalization of the Roy Marten Reserve in Taperoo has tails wagging, with locals embracing the new recreational space and dedicated dog areas.

Roy Marten Reserve has increased amenities to the local community, including two dog parks, play equipment and waterplay items, a halfcourt basketball court and BBQ facilities which promote usability of the site and community activation.

Managing Risks

Existing stormwater & infrastructure limitations put our client’s budget at risk, but with early engagement with the client by the FMG civil team, optimisation of the designs reduced the amount of physical infrastructure and associated works required. This saved our client from excessive construction costs and reducing build time.

Staging of the project allowed our client to select different contractors for each stage which reduced their costs. With that saving, our client was able to reinvest in the amount of local amenities in the reserve, to keep the community satisfied.

The surrounding community has greatly benefitted from the reconstruction of Roy Marten Park with high public attendance.

Site
Roy Marten Reserve, Taperoo
Client
Port Adelaide, Enfield Council
Value
$6 Million
Period
2019
Roy Marten Reserve - Recreation Space
Roy Marten Reserve - Recreation Space

Benefits

  • Soakage basins placed at the east end of the park removed the need to relocate services which would disrupt residents and add to the time and  cost of the project.
  • Collaboration between the landscape architect, local council and FMG allowed risks and cost savings to be identified early which reduced stress and made room in the budget for “big ticket” purchases.
  • The facility was designed to incorporate the snake pit to the west of the site which is often used by sporting clubs for fitness training. The Roy Marten Reserve has an external footpath which is used by local runners and the community.
“Optimisation of the designs reduced the amount of physical infrastructure and associated works required, mitigating excessive construction costs and reducing build time”
Roy Marten Reserve - Stormwater Design
Roy Marten Reserve - Stormwater Design
Key Personnel
Gerald Barrie
Project Lead
Jon North
Lead Modeller
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