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ENCAT: Tallawarra pedestrian and cyclist boardwalk handrail installation

Outdoor steel handrail for Wollongong Council Tallawarra Walkway boardwalk in New South Wales manufactured by ENCAT 1
We helped the NSW Government Lake Illawarra complete a new pedestrian boardwalk to be shared by people and cyclists with custom made handrailing

Boardwalk and shared pathway from Lake Foreshore at Tallawarra

"This has been such a great project to work on, especially for ENCAT as a local manufacturing company on the South Coast of NSW

It really pushed our capabilities and combined our strengths with Pedestrian Fencing, balustrades, boardwalk construction and our design expertise for products used in public spaces."

"To see public spaces made more accessible while protecting the environment is great to see & the Lake Illawarra Authority should be applauded for thinking about the local environment"


Together with the NSW Government Lake Illawarra Authority, ENCAT helped with the completion of a brand new raised fiber glass boardwalk pedestrian access deck, complete with long lasting galvanised balustrade and hand-railing. This shared pathway is the latest addition in the Illawarra Lake bicycle and pedestrian path.The boardwalk is a wide walkway that stretches from the Koonawarra Bay concrete foot path to the adjoining Tallawarra concrete foot path that runs all the way to the jetty.

What is the Tallawarra boardwalk and shared pathway system?

Outdoor steel handrail for Wollongong Council Tallawarra Walkway boardwalk in New South Wales manufactured by ENCAT 13

The three-kilometre shared pathway at Tallawarra, connecting the foreshore of Koonawarra Bay to Yallah Bay was completed in 2013. This $1M project was approximately three years in the making and part of the the Lake Illawarra Coastal Management Program 2019-2029. It now makes more than eighty percent of the lake’s perimetre accessible for the public to enjoy for either walking or riding bikes.


“It consists of 2.7 kilometres of concrete pathway and 300 metres of elevated boardwalk over sensitive low-lying land south of Elizabeth Point,” Brian  Dooley – LIA Executive Officer

Custom designed outdoor balustrade & handrail systems in Wollongong

ENCAT specialises in custom designed & manufactured outdoor balustrading that can be used in public parks, shopping centres, schools, national parks, factories or even commercial offices.

Each element is custom measured, designed using our 3D modelling software and then produced in our manufacturing facility in Wollongong. Our team manages the end to end process to ensure a high-quality product is provided for installation. More importantly, our process reduces any time wasted when it comes to on-site modifications or adjustments – because everything is custom-designed to fit perfectly, the first time.

These capabilities means we can make pretty much any shape, length, height required to suit the existing conditions. Where required we will also produce BCA compliant balustrades to meet Australian requirements.


John Ford
John Ford

Founder & Director of ENCAT Australia

You know, back in 1989, a new metal fabricator in NSW emerged – ENCAT. We craft a range of products that are focussed on safety. Specialising in Pedestrian Fencing, ENCAT ensures our roads aren’t just strips of tarmac, but lifelines where every step you take and every drive you make is cushioned with care. 

When you think roads, think safety. When you think safety, think ENCAT. Your life’s worth it.



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