Nov 11, 2020
Civil contracting firm Diona is working on renewing the Johnstons Creek stormwater channel in Sydney. Owned and managed by Sydney Water, Johnstons Creek is one of Sydney’s earliest purpose-built concrete stormwater drains.
In order to create a revitalised and healthy waterway that the local community can enjoy, Diona is working alongside Sydney Water to naturalise and renew Johnstons Creek. The project involves replacing the concrete base of the stormwater channel and removing the old concrete walls which will be replaced with stabilised banks landscaped with native plants, trees and sandstone.
The existing salt marsh will also be expanded, a wetland will be built to filter stormwater, and an existing footbridge replaced.
In late November 2019, Diona and Sydney Water hosted a successful community open day which resulted in positive feedback, welcoming the naturalisation works.
In order to continue the community goodwill and ensure surrounding residents were kept informed of the progress of the project, the team needed a way to communicate to the public about what was happening at the creek. Large format signage was identified as a budget friendly option.
THE SOLUTION: PRINTED FENCE MESH
The project team’s main objective is to improve the overall health of waterway by creating a natural planted stormwater system (or wetland) and maintain continuous access for parkland users during the construction works.
The contractor wanted to communicate this to local residents and chose to use our printed fence mesh customised with the project goals.
Our printed fence mesh enables you to promote your project or brand or product on your perimeter fencing, thereby generating public awareness and delivering an outstanding first impression of your brand to clients and the community.
Printed banner mesh is also known as fence wrap, printed shade cloth and fencing mesh and is typically seen covering hoarding and fences around building sites. Is comes with eyelets making it easy to install on cyclone fencing or other types of fences, and the quality 280gsm fabric offers 20% air breathability. This means 80% of the fabric is printable with your design, offering an outstanding high-impact finish.
Our quality inks are printed onto white base fabric, and provide excellent image fidelity, even for detailed image reproductions such as photographs. As seen here, simple text and colours can often provide the best effect, as it can be read from a long distance.
Our printed fence mesh is UV treated to provide longevity in harsh Australian weather, and when installed correctly it is long lasting and will remain looking great for the length of your project.
Diona and Sydney Water used simple messaging about this project on their mesh, and also took the opportunity to remind residents that water restrictions are in place, noting what they can do around the home to save water.
In total, over 4000 linear metres were installed at this project and similar waterway revitalisation projects around Sydney.
Diona began works in January 2020 and this project is expected to finish in mid 2021.