One of Kehoe Myers’ latest projects recently won the Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space at the 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards.

Rockhampton’s Riverside precinct was designed to provide a public space showcasing the beauty of the Fitzroy River. The riverside precinct covers 3.3 hectares of upper and lower parkland and extends 600 metres along the River.

The riverside precinct covers 3.3 hectares of upper and lower parkland and extends 600 metres along the River. Kehoe Myers was appointed by McMurtrie Consulting Engineers and worked alongside their team, with Rockhampton Regional Council, Woods Bagot Architects and Urbis in developing the precinct. The precinct consists of a restaurant and bar with lift facilities, water play area, parkland and playground.

The engineering required careful consideration to the site as much of the area was built below flood level. A bunker room was engineered to house pump equipment – this room was designed to remain water proof and withstand flooding. Our engineering team also utilised piers of the existing structure to eliminate the need for further piers to be built in the river.

The architects design included corten cladding which provides an impressive aesthetic whilst blending in with the natural environment. This project is an example of our team’s reputation for excellence spreading beyond the Darling Downs area.