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Les Atkinson Park is a backwater to the Stable Swamp Creek catchment and provides a link between Sunnybank Railway Station and Sunnybank Hills on the southside of Brisbane. The old concrete pathway skirted around the swampy part of the park and did not enable the enjoyment of viewing the various migratory birds that visit the pond at numerous times of the year.
A bold plan to link north-south across the middle of the flood plain and another east west link enabled all-weather access under weeping willows. The boardwalk has been kept low to eliminate the need for railing so that it can tolerate being submerged by not catching debris. Two large shelters complete the project providing protection for bird watchers and casual users alike. Matthew Lawson, the Brisbane City Council Landscape Architect for the project, favoured a robust look using 200mm square posts, a specialised milled product supplied by Outdoor Structures Australia.
Customer: Brisbane City Council
Landscape Architect: Matthew Lawson
Engineer: James Pierce & Associates
Completed: April 1997