Retractable (Sliding) Flood Barriers are being integrated into many Council Flood Mitigation Schemes.
While many communities are looking to establish flood levees, one council is looking for ways to eradicate them.
Clarence Valley Council in Northern NSW is investigating ways to provide scenic river access while maintaining the town’s essential flood protection.
of Retractable Flood Barriers in the town’s flood mitigation strategy. The flood barriers essentially ‘hide’ behind sections of the existing levee, to be easily activated for flood protection when required.
Located in public areas the flood barriers were required to be aesthetically pleasing, vandal resistant, easy to operate and provide valuable flood protection for the township.
The largest of the gates installed is 6700W x 1350H, manufactured from marine grade aluminium with a stainless steel frame. Due to the high-profile location of the flood barriers all materials were well protected during the procurement, manufacture, transport and install phases to ensure the flood barriers were presented on-site in excellent condition.
AWMA provides a wide range of operation and management solutions for gate products.
The Clarence Valley Flood Barrier will be manually operated by two people (although a single operator would suffice if required).
Bespoke engineering capabilities allow AWMA to work with project partners to provide many additional benefits, including barriers that can provide extensive flood protection with a minimal environmental footprint.
AWMA offer full engineering, design, manufacture and installation of Retractable Flood Barriers, also known as Sliding Flood Barriers.
Benefits of AWMA’s Retractable Flood Barriers include:
- Each product is custom built to meet site specific requirements
- No excavation is required for installation
- No restrictions on wall height or width
- Barriers occupy little space and can be ‘hidden’ amongst existing infrastructure
- Are easily operated by a single operator or can be locally and/or remotely automated
- Can be finished in a material and design to interface with the existing building so the structure is unobtrusive and inconspicuous.