Corrugated Steel Culverts

Super-Size Atlantic Super•Cor® Culverts for Wobadda Creek

Many years of discussions between the Cairns Regional Council and ACP finally resulted in the installation of two of the largest Atlantic Super•Cor® box culverts ever installed in Australia in mid 2014, in one of the country’s most environmentally sensitive areas.

The Bloomfield Track is a 30km coastal route between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown, in tropical North Queensland, set in the heart of some of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world. The track, which is World Heritage-listed, winds along the coastline and is only suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles. It also crosses Wobadda Creek, which is susceptible to flooding, meaning that prior to the installation of the new crossing the area was frequently cut off from Cairns and Cooktown, forcing a major detour inland.

Ron Pascoe, Northern Region Sales Manager says Atlantic Super•Cor® structures were the ideal solution, offering the least disruption to surroundings. “The relatively lightweight of each structural plate made it pretty easy to install. Construction was undertaken by local labour from Cook Shire Council, without the use of heavy equipment. Travellers now have an impressive, reliable route to Cairns and Cooktown and there was little impact to the environment – it’s been a win all round. This was a very good project to be involved with.“

The Director of Engineering Services for Cook Shire Council said, “It is good to be involved with the development of the Cape York Peninsula and working with the Aboriginal communities in this particular area to give better access to their communities for tourism.”

Designed for 100-year service life, the structures will require little maintenance and, from a practical point of view, the large spans of the arches reduce the chance of debris build up in high flow times.

With the Atlantic Super•Cor® structures installed in July 2014, final works, including the installation of headwalls and other finishing touches to blend in with the natural environment, were completed in March 2015.

Merger of Australian Construction Products and Safe Direction

We are delighted to announce the merger of Safe Direction Pty Ltd and Australian Construction Products Pty Ltd (ACP).
On 1 May 2023 Jaybro, Australia’s leading supplier to the civil construction and infrastructure sector, and owner of ACP, purchased 100% of the share capital of Safe Direction. Under Jaybro’s ownership the two businesses will be merged to form Australia’s preeminent company manufacturing and supplying vehicle barrier systems.

A compelling motivation for the merger is the value created for our customers from combining the collective resources and knowledge of the two companies. Notably there will be significant broadening of the product range and enhancement to distribution reach and capacity. There will be transitionary steps as the two businesses assemble under the one entity, Safe Direction. Part of this transition includes the consolidation of the products and services offered by the merged business into a single web domain

We trust that this merger will provide increased value to you and we look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance.