Project:Palm Island Foreshore Seawall Reconstruction (NDRRA)
Client:Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council
Project Completion: July 2014


The Palm Island seawall consisted of the design and construction of a rock and concrete panel seawall. Koppens Developments maintained extensive project management for barging and material supply and liaised with Land Trusts and Traditional Land Owners. Throughout the duration of the project, 17 indigenous locals were employed directly by Koppens Developments thus totalling over 5,000 hours of field work. These employees were exposed to onthe-job experience in the Civil Construction industry under the direct supervision and satisfaction of Koppens Developments, the Superintendent and QRA. Koppens Developments strived to support the local indigenous community through direct employment, use of local subcontractors, accommodation and food services.


This project involved the reconstruction of a rock seawall and a concrete seawall for the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council. The scope of this project included:

  • Site Establishment
  • Plant and material transportation
  • Erecting temporary fencing and site office establishment
  • Precast Concrete Seawall Construction
  • Excavation of existing embankment
  • Installation of precast concrete seawall
  • Installation of Geofabrics
  • Placement of gravel reinforcement
  • Construct reinforced concrete stairs (beach access)
  • Rock Seawall Construction
  • Set out and excavation of existing embankment
  • Construct and install up to 25m3 sand containers
  • Construct filter and anchor rock layers
  • Install Geofabrics
  • Extend existing drainage system through rock wall