A major regional council on the east coast of north Queensland sought a way to improve pedestrian access to its busy main beach. The beach enjoys high visitation by locals due to it being close to the regional city centre but accessing the beach by foot has become difficult and a potential safety risk due to the soft nature of the existing sand access path.
The council, which hosts a popular tourist event on the beach each year was looking for a cost-effective, non-intrusive solution that would provide a solid structure base to walk on for safe, easy access to the beach area. Additionally, they were also looking to retain the natural appearance of the path while stabilising it so it could better support heavy foot traffic. Concrete was not an option for the council due its cost and its lack of aesthetic appeal.