The scope included:
- Bulk earthworks
- Rock revetments
- Civil infrastructure
The Port Geographe project was one of the largest single projects undertaken by RJV in the mid nineties and proved to be a worthwhile challenge by exhibiting our expertise in marina construction.
The estate is the only residential “canal-side” development in WA with water features cut directly from the ocean. This meant the de-watering of canals and a marina area to around 4 metres below sea level and the use of surcharging blocks to consolidate the underlying marine mud and silt was required.
In all, 1,600 metres of canals and a 10.5 hectare marina basin were created by shifting over 2 million m3 of material. The site required more than 5,000 metres of revetment and retaining walls.
RJV provided a full subdivision service for the first five stages of the development, including roads, provision for utilities and the building of piers, boat-ramps and a refuelling jetty.
Despite starting the project in what was to become Busselton’s wettest winter for 25 years, all the milestone target dates were met and the development was opened on schedule by then WA Premier, Richard Court, in January 1997.