The Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail within Cleland Conservation Park suffered extensive damage as a result of storms in September 2016. The iconic trail attracts over 600,000 visitors per annum and is considered one of Adelaide’s prestigious and must do visitor attract actions. A Contractor was engaged to undertake a detailed condition assessment of the trail. The report identified significant failures and risks to public safety along the length of the trail. The rectification of these failures and the mitigation of risks form the detailed design and works to be undertaken as part of this project.
The construction works include site clearance and demolition, earth works, concrete paving, board walks, steps and flag stone walls and repair of bank failures.
The primary objectives are to reinstate the existing trail and where practicable, improve durability and amenity but include:
• Receive quality construction outcomes
• Receive good, reliable and efficient service
• Minimise cost and receive good value for money
• Minimise risk to the public, Government and the environment
• Achieve social and environmental outcomes
• Minimise short and long term maintenance
• Meet trail users and stakeholder requirements