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Detention River Erosion Project

Detention-River-1Located in northern Tasmania, Detention River is situated on the outside of a river bend that coincides with a local community. Constant erosion of the river bank has been exposing properties to undermining, as well as exposing essential services (sewage and electricity) to possible damage or contamination of the water system.

The local community and council sought out a model and design package for a revetment wall to stabilise the existing bank and prevent further erosion. A representative from Geofabrics was approached by Shaw Contracting for design support.

Shaw Contracting assessed the site and available options. These options included:?   • Gabion Baskets;?   • Rock Revetment - This solution was considered, however due to the local community using this section of river it was deemed to be an unsafe option. Access would also prove difficult for such a solution.?   • ELCOROCK® shoreline protection system - This was the chosen solution due to its ‘engineered solution’, durability, soft amenity and ability to rapidly construct within the tight confines of the site.
Shaw Contracting contacted the Geofabrics distributor in Tasmania, Geotas Pty Ltd, for supply and support in constructing the first Tasmanian ELCOROCK® project.
In early February 2012, representatives from Geofabrics and Geotas were on site to provide their expertise and ensure a smooth start to construction. This support proved invaluable as teething start-up problems were quickly addressed and an effective work method was developed to suit the project and available resources.?Based on the construction and post-construction photographs, it is apparent that Shaw Contracting has done an excellent job with the filling and placement of these containers.
The use of Shaw Contracting as a competent contractor has made it possible to complete this job on time and within budget without any loss to performance or amenity of the structure.

Shaw Contracting assessed the site and available options. These options included:?  

• Gabion Baskets;?  
• Rock Revetment - This solution was considered, however due to the local community using this section of river it was deemed to be an unsafe option. Access would also prove difficult for such a solution.?  
• ELCOROCK® shoreline protection system - This was the chosen solution due to its ‘engineered solution’, durability, soft amenity and ability to rapidly construct within the tight confines of the site.

Shaw Contracting contacted the Geofabrics distributor in Tasmania, Geotas Pty Ltd, for supply and support in constructing the first Tasmanian ELCOROCK® project.

In early February 2012, representatives from Geofabrics and Geotas were on site to provide their expertise and ensure a smooth start to construction. This support proved invaluable as teething start-up problems were quickly addressed and an effective work method was developed to suit the project and available resources.?
Based on the construction and post-construction photographs, it is apparent that Shaw Contracting has done an excellent job with the filling and placement of these containers.

The use of Shaw Contracting as a competent contractor has made it possible to complete this job on time and within budget without any loss to performance or amenity of the structure.

For more information on the use of ELCOROCK®, please contact Dan Wishaw at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.elcorock.com

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