Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre
Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre, Muttaburra Queensland. This gabion was constructed by Mike Richardson of Groundwork Group for a dinosaur museum. The Muttaburrasaurus Langdoni was a dinosaur named after Muttaburra and local sheep farmer, Doug Langdon who discovered the first and most complete fossilised skeleton of the dinosaur while mustering on a Muttaburra property.
Olympic Park, Sydney
A gabion cladding project in west Sydney. Greg Voros has installed 150mm depth cladding against a cemented concrete block wall. Using heavy galvanised plates bolted to the back of the cages. The main challenge in this being creating the curves which Greg has done neatly. As the horizontal panels bend easily it was simply a matter of using small pieces overlapped for the lids and bases. The cladding was installed using gabion C rings and a Meihotech C ringer.
Sydney Park, Sydney. This park is located in St Peters and borders Alexandria in the south of the city. It is well known by its high brick chimneys. A large 40 hectare site with hills, grasslands, wetlands with an extensive cycling path. The requirement for this project was to provide a solution to integrate stormwater management seamlessly into the design.
Gabion supplied was 100mm x 50mm aperture in 4mm, Permathene AL-TEN™. Construction was by Collective Civil of Sydney.
Rooty Hill RSL
Black powder coated AL-TEN gabion columns were built for the Rooty Hill RSL in Sydney. Construction by Matt Howell of Riverview Civil. Note: this was a custom project which involved the contractor (Riverview Civil) having the gabion mesh powder coated. They also cut the panels to the required size and built the framework.
This winery project in Orange NSW was built by Philip Shaw wines using Permathene gabions in 2015. Mesh aperture (openings) is 75mm x 75mm in AL-TEN™. The project is part of extensive landscaping works by Philip Shaw.
Construction was with Meihotech C rings and a Meihotech C ringer supplied by Permathene.
Harold Park Sydney
Harold Park, Sydney. This is the former site of the Sydney Harness Racing Club and was recently transformed into a major residential development. The following pictures are during the early stages of construction during 2015 and 2016, these will be updated when construction is completed later in 2016. The gabion construction is by Nviroscope which is Australia’s largest gabion installer. The high quality of workmanship can be seen in these photographs. Other walls on this project include a walkway along the canal. Mesh used was 100mm x 50mm (rectangular openings), 4mm AL-TEN™ (Australian manufactured gabion mesh supplied by Permathene).
Jack Ross Park, Kingston Foreshore, Canberra
Jack Ross Park in Canberra, Act used Permathene gabions to separate areas of public space along the foreshore. One interesting aspect of this project is the way the curves were created. The gabion walls were built by Revegetation Services of Canberra. Rock was supplied by Wee Jasper of Canberra.
Warrangah Creative Space
The Warrangah Creative Space is in Abbott Rd, Curl Curl outside of Sydney along the northern beaches. The Creative space is designed to be used by local artists, exhibitions and other creative activities. This is a non-commercial art space designed to promote creativity amongst local artists. There are buildings which have renovated using as much recycled material as possible.
Permathene gabion can be seen within the photos. The cages were filled with rubble from a demolished building to line the garden beds. The idea was to utilise as much material as possible to reduce taking material to a landfill.