Preston Point Wharf Extension

Project Overview

Preston Point Wharf is located in the Swan River at the Leeuwin Barracks in Fremantle, WA.

The wharf had been at the site for at least 80 years and required an upgrade due to its severe state of deterioration. Following environmental approval, our team was engaged by the Department of Defence to refurbish the existing Preston Point Wharf.

The existing wharf extended 5 meters out over the water and was 80 meters long adjacent to the land. The client was highly complementary of the team’s collaborative and transparent approach, and the team’s overall performance on the project.

Fast Facts

  • ClientDepartment of Defence
  • LocationFremantle, WA
  • Year of completion2016
  • Value$7M

Scope of works

  • Demolish existing slipway, concrete capping beam and timber wharf including deck, piles, lighting, power and services
  • Construct approximately 108m of new tubular pile wall with concrete capping beam
  • Install new guardrail
  • Construct a new wharf including chaffers
  • Lighting and electrical services installation
  • Install a new 1T luffing/slewing JIB crane and the provision of training for the crane
  • Design and construct a new floating pontoon, piles and gangway
  • Design and construct two 144kL water tanks
  • Construction of concrete pile plugs, precast panels, steps, decks, and topping slab
  • Design and construct a pump shed including foundations and bunding, and pump set installation.
  • Design and construct a new fire main, booster, hose reel and fire hydrant
  • Refurbishment and refitting of existing administration building
  • Install new fencing and parking
  • Asphalt carpark
  • Supply and install a 53m long fabricated steel staircase on a steep limestone rockface
  • Remediate fendering to Cadet Jetty

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