Almost 5000 local residents recently gathered on The Esplanade at one of Adelaide’s favourite seaside spots to enjoy a free community Australia Day event presented by the City of Onkaparinga.  

Outdoor pavers from Boral Paving were used to renovate the beach frontage where the Australia Day fireworks and family entertainment were held. The revamped beachfront area was the ideal venue for the event as it incorporates a boardwalk, open space, amenities and local artwork.

The layout was based on the paving detail provided in the landscaping plans, and the general paving was a random combination of paperbark (70%) and almond (30%). The coppertone pavers were used to delineate the shared use path through this section of the foreshore plaza. Council was very happy with the work completed and the finished look.

Designed by Outerspace Landscape Architects partnering with AECOM, the new-look beach frontage also includes ‘street art’ by local company Beach Road Artworks. The artwork is a mosaic disc depicting the recreational activities of the beach and the sea.

Work on the project was completed in under a week through the streamlined execution of product deliveries and scoping and by using the combined services of two individual blocklaying crews. Special consideration was given to the anticipated amount of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and salt resistance.

Meeting the tight deadline was possible because of the unique Supply and Lay Division which has been established by Boral in SA. Their highly specialised in-house project team takes a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach and not only supplies the masonry products and pavers, but also provides installation and project management services. The division can also supply auxiliary items such as access ramps, kerbing, gutters and bollard installation.

Christie’s Beach is the second seaside project with the City of Onkaparinga that has been featured in PIV. Two years ago Boral pavers were used to refurbish the Port Willunga Esplanade Carpark.