Katarapko Floodplain

LOCATION

Murray River Floodplain, SA

Client

ID Fabrication & Fulton Hogan

INDUSTRY

Infrastructure

Products Used

Bikesafe® - Bikeway Barriers BS40,

Tuffrail® - Industrial Handrails TR10, TR20, TR25A,

Moddex: Crossing the Murray; water under the bridge.

With a proven track record of meeting the infrastructure needs of local and regional areas across Australia, Moddex delivers quality handrail solutions to meet community needs. Recruited by ID Fabrication who were contracted by the head contractor Fulton Hogan on behalf of SA Water, we were tasked with supporting the upgrade of old bridges on vital tributaries running into the heart of the Murray River.

Part of the upgrades to the Katarapko flood plain region, where much of the work took place, was to improve the management of water flows under an extensive ecological monitoring program to track the condition of vegetation, plants and animals. This data will be used to inform decisions on watering events in the future.

Some of the key benefits expected as a result of the upgrades include improved connectivity between riverine and floodplain habitats, as well as the localised freshening of groundwater systems. The ability to undertake more frequent watering activities will work towards the sustainability of tree and native animal and marine populations throughout the region, an added bonus for visitors to the plains.

Being in a remote area, the Moddex team pre-planned to accommodate for additional lead time for supplies and freight travel to supply the sites. As one of the largest and most integral waterways flowing from the Great Dividing Range in NSW to the mouth of the Murray in Wellington SA, this project took on added significance and scale. Moddex welcomed the responsibility to see the investment from SA water was well executed, delivering on the goals to promote tourism and camping in the region.

The Moddex difference

Moddex has a track record of ensuring everything fits, on budget and on time. It’s why we were confidently engaged by our client ID Fabrication. Moddex has also previously worked alongside SA Water to deliver successful outcomes through the use of our Moddex Aluminium products. With only a minor number of variations to the overall scope, our configurations provided a fully compliant system delivered and required across each individual site.

Moddex handrails are uniquely engineered to combine and meet safety, compliance, environmental, maintenance, and aesthetic considerations. Our expert designers and technical advisors have the proven experience to deliver your preferred aesthetic while ensuring environmental factors are well catered for.  

Ideal for mitigating operational risk to workers, customers, and visitors, as well as meeting durability requirements of harsh environments, our Bikesafe, Tuffrail, and W Beam extension rails were a perfect match for the conditions. These configurations were chosen for compliance and supplied user safety and function.  

A long history of exceptional customer service combined with an infallible product we stand behind time after time, customers can be assured of great results. With an industry reputation for our ‘turn key’ solutions where everything fits together, we remove delays and risks, optimising efficiency and building certainty every step of the way.

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We look forward to serving you.  

LOCATION

Murray River Floodplain, SA

Client

ID Fabrication & Fulton Hogan

INDUSTRY

Infrastructure

Products Used

Bikesafe® - Bikeway Barriers BS40,

Tuffrail® - Industrial Handrails TR10, TR20, TR25A,

Products Used

  • BS40
    Top Rail | Handrail & Balustrade Infill. A standard full barrier with smooth deflection rail for Austroads compliance.
  • TR10
    Single top rail for level and rake
  • TR20
    Top & Midrail.For level, rake or stair applications with no access beneath, or where there is a permanent structure within 10mm of the edge
  • TR25A
    Top & Mid Rail | Toeboard. Featuring Tuffgard Toeboard For level or rake applications with open access beneath, where an object could fall from a platform, landing or structure