Jindalee Boat Ramp & Parklands Rectification

Building, Civil, Infrastructure









Project Highlights

  • Accelerated program delivered in time for Summer Holiday Season.
  • 2,500 tonne of rock required for Riprap structure, designed to armour the riverbank against erosion.
  • Construction of 200m x 2m x 1.3m Rockwall included installation of subsoil drainage and Geofabric behind the wall.
  • 26 precast concrete panels laid underwater by specialist dive crew.
  • 52m3 rock platform installed and trimmed to provide base for precast panels.
  • 40m2 patterned cast-insitu slab laid at top of ramp.
  • Construction of 2,090m2 new carpark
  • Installation of children’s play structure that meets Australian safety standards.
  • Installation of 3 new picnic shelters and 5 gas bbq’s.
  • Installation of over 20,000sqm of turf.
  • Worked around poor ground conditions and tidal zones.
  • Deployed stringent environmental controls including installation of 1000m of silt fence.
“With a moving scope of works, Pensar provided excellent flexibility in their project planning and delivery approach. With tight timeframes on delivering the works, Pensar provided a high level of project status reporting, as well as forward work schedules. Pensar supplied us with an excellent level of transparent project reporting, breaking down project costs and overheads with every claim.”
Luke Riley
Regional Manager, Asset Services South, Field Services Group
Brisbane Infrastructure, Brisbane City Council


Brisbane City Council


Jindalee, Brisbane


  • clearing & excavating 8000 m2 site
  • 1000 m silt fence
  • 2500 tonne riprap riverbank
  • 200 x 2 x 1.3 m rock wall
  • boat ramp reconstruction
  • 50 m3 rock platform
  • 40 m2 patterned, cast in-situ slab
  • 2100 m2 car & trailer park construction
  • resurfacing of entry road
  • 800 m2 bikeway/pathway
  • 20 000 m2 turf
  • rectification of parklands
  • installation of picnic & playground facilities


August – December 2011

In the wake of the January 2011 floods, Brisbane City Council commissioned Pensar to repair damage to the riverside Jindalee Recreation Reserve. The multifaceted project presented several challenges.

Works negotiated poor ground conditions and the riverfront location. Stringent environmental controls included the installation of a 1000 m silt fence for sediment control. The boat ramp, riprap riverbank and rock walls needed to be constructed during tidal windows. Reconstruction of the boat ramp required 26 precast concrete panels to be laid during low tide over five days, using a specialist dive crew. Once installed, a patterned, cast in-situ slab was poured at the top of the ramp.

An accelerated program of delivery saw the new-look boat ramp and parklands opened ahead of schedule in time for the summer holiday season. The recreation reserve and facilities have enjoyed renewed levels of visitation since reopening. In recognition of Pensar’s construction and project management, the company was a Category 2 Finalist in the 2012 Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Earth Awards.

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