Co-Ordinated Landscapes was awarded principal contractor through an open tender. The upgrade included a new gathering space (amphitheatre), a new Prince of Wales Lookout, and an accessible, night-lit boardwalk connecting the lookouts and amphitheatre.
Click on this link for the breath-taking aerial footage of the project https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=nrs-UrDsIcc&feature=youtu.be
The project involved a close partnership with Steelworks Engineering and during construction we have had to manoeuvre our way through drought, bushfires and a global pandemic.
A challenge was access constraints and the steep topography. Ross Delvecchio, Co-Ordinated Landscapes Site Manager said, “The use of a Spider Excavator was pivotal for preparing the footings for the new elevated walkways. It is an incredibly flexible and strong specialist machine.”
The newly upgraded lookout at Echo Point, Katoomba was officially opened during NAIDOC Week 14 November 2020). Blue Mountains City Council Mayor, Mark Greenhill OAM, Senator The Hon. Marise Payne and Gundungurra and Dharug Traditional Owners, represented by Aunty Sharyn Halls and Chris Tobin, opened the new Gathering Place, lookout and walking tracks. Darren Mansfield from @33_Parallel said “as the planting matures, the Gathering Place will feel like a glade within a grove.”