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Concrete boardwalks create new uluru experience

Visitors to a viewing area at Uluru will watch the sun rise from platforms constructed from the Rocla PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system.

The sunrise viewing platform in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in the Northern Territory, was part of a $21 million development, which includes new car and coach parking areas, shade shelters, toilets, 11 kilometres of new roads, 1,600 metres of walking tracks and two large viewing platforms.

The new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku sunrise viewing area is landscaped into dunes approximately three kilometres to the south-east of Uluru, in a section of the park previously closed to the public. The platforms are set into the top of the dunes, giving visitors an elevated view of the famous monoliths.

The two concrete boardwalk platforms, situated about 70 metres apart, are mounted on steel sub-structures, varying in height from ground level to 1.5 metres. Rocla manufactured the PermaTrak treads with a red oxide admixture specified by the architects to integrate with the landscape.