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  • Client: BIG4 Holiday Parks
  • Location: Noosa, Queensland
  • Date: November 2019

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BIG4 Holiday Parks is a 40-year old Australian icon that operates 169 caravan and holiday parks across the country. After discovering GEOHEX™ on social media, the company reached out for more information about how the GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System could help them better stabilise soft areas at their BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Noosa caravan park on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

BIG4 Holiday Parks required a proven surface stabilisation solution that would enable the operators of the caravan park to best manage erosion on their site while accommodating heavy traffic from large vehicles and caravans. With the site receiving regular rainfall, the natural soft state of the ground was posing problems for the operator, with deep wheel tracks often left across the dirt and grass site. As well as requiring maintenance work to repair the site, this also posed a safety risk for visitors when entering and exiting their vehicle on site. The client needed a solution that would solve these problems while maintaining the natural look and feel of the site, which ruled out concrete and asphalt.

As a test case to gauge the effectiveness of the GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System, BIG4 Holiday Parks installed a 200sqm test pad at its Noosa caravan park. The area where GEOHEX™ was installed covered the main driveway into the site, as well as a grassed area where customers park their caravan while staying at the park. The infill material used was a mix of crusher dust and fertilised organic soil. Grass was then laid over the top of the GEOHEX™ to maintain a natural look to match the idyllic natural setting of the caravan park.

Made from high impact resistant, 100% recycled co-polymer polypropylene, the Australian made GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System boasts a maximum load bearing capacity of 1200t/sqm when filled, making it an ideal solution for stabilising soft ground that receives heavy traffic.

Since installing the GEOHEX™ test pad on their site at Noosa, BIG4 Holiday Parks has seen in no uncertain terms the effectiveness of the GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System in stabilising the soft ground and helping bear the brunt of regular, heavy traffic. The park operator can see and feel underfoot that GEOHEX™ does make a huge difference. As a result of the successful test case at the Noosa site, BIG4 are looking to install GEOHEX™ at several other caravan parks across Australia