As part of the government Royalties for Regions funding, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) awarded construction of the Kalbarri Skywalks to WA-based Civil Engineers Bocol Constructions.
Design3 were engaged by Bocol Constructions to produce 3D Tekla models and associated fabrication drawings for the Kalbarri Skywalk Project for each platform and the connection walkway.
The whole project is designed to fit the environment, being predominantly constructed of red oxidised coloured ‘Weathered Steel’, also known as ‘Corten’ steel.
The skywalk will see two cantilevered structures extending over the gorge face 25 and 17 metres, looking down at a sheer drop of 100 metres down to the Murchison River Gorge, providing visitors with soaring views of the spectacular gorge and surrounding environment.
Kalbarri National Park had more than 400,991 visitors in the 2017-18 financial year. The addition of the skywalks is expected to be a major tourism drawcard for the Kalbarri National Park and WA Mid-West region
Construction cost: $25M