Kalbarri Skywalk & Z Bend Carpark

Catwest were entrusted with surfacing the Kalbarri Skywalk and Z Bend carparks by head contractor Red Dust Holdings. The high-profile project was considered particularly important due to the Skywalk’s world class tourism attraction status. Aesthetics were critical for this project as the carparks had to seamlessly fit within the spectacular surrounding landscape and not detract from the ‘Skywalk experience’. Being in a national park, Catwest were subject to strict environmental regulations to ensure that the natural surroundings were not affected. The carparks were on the critical pathway for the Skywalk’s project completion and grand opening; hence it was imperative that Catwest completed quality work, on time, safely, and to specification.

The surfacing involved over 11,000m2 of spray seal and asphalt laid to MRWA specification featuring both red and black asphalt along with traffic management provided by our internal traffic department.

Catwest had to liaise closely with RDH and other stakeholders to ensure completion on time and with no delays or complaints. The works were carried out with the Kalbarri National Park welcoming visitors to the multitude of walks and views within the Park as usual, this made it critical that our traffic management team kept pedestrian and road traffic safe throughout the duration of the project.

Maitland/Durlacher Street Roundabout

The Maitland and Durlacher Street Intersection has been a notoriously dangerous intersection in Geraldton for some time. After careful consultation, the City of Greater Geraldton (CoGG) released a tender for the reconstruction of the intersection and creation of a new roundabout. With excess of 9000 traffic movements daily, the upgrade was a high priority on the CoGG’s list of civil projects.

The project was completed within 12 weeks from prestart to handover, Catwest were subcontracted and entrusted by Red Dust Holdings to carry out surfacing works including primerseal and asphalt.

The work involved 3000m2 of black Main Roads Western Australia spec asphalt along with internal traffic management services to ensure safety of pedestrians, local traffic and work crews.

Brand Highway Intersection Improvements

The Barret Drive/Brand Hwy intersection had been recognised as high risk due to a number of previous crashes and incidents; so much so, that it gained the attention of the State funded Black Spot Program Initiative. Issued for construction following tender by Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) to Central Earthmoving, the work involved included the widening of Brand Highway to improve merging and safety as well as adding a dedicated turning lane for the Barrett Drive intersection.

This job was imperative to the safety of southbound traffic on Brand Highway and following significant delays due to the winter weather, Catwest were required to correct the majority of the basework which had been damaged over this time.

Catwest supplied 1100 tonnes of dense grade black asphalt over the course of the project along with sealing, profiling and sweeping. Our crews worked tirelessly through day, night and weekend shifts to ensure the project was delivered in the timeframe to MRWA specification.

After many months of closure, Catwest did not want to be responsible for any further delays to completion and following our crew’s substantial commitment to the project, the intersection was finally reopened to traffic.