Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast

Located in beautiful Sunshine Coast region, Lake Kawana or better known as Kawana Waters is nestled into residential homes and caters for one of the region’s premier sports and entertainment precincts which includes Stockland Park, commercial offices and the Lake Kawana Community Centre. With only a ‘stone’s throw’ to one of the longest stretches of ocean coastline Lake Kawana provides for excellent fishing and is popular for barbeques or weekend picnics. This man-made waterway has become popular for sports activities such as kayaking, canoeing, out-rigging and dragon boat racing. The foreshores of Lake Kawana are surrounded by walking/bicycle tracks, a marina, shopping centre and the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.

Our innovation

In September 2013 an opportunity to work with a partner survey firm to provide extensive Hydrographic survey of the lake bed was secured. This unique project offered Land Solution Australia to provide assistance to a similar survey consulting business,based on a reputation for professional integrity and effect smart surveying solutions. Land Solution Australia were able to provide a Hydrographic Survey planning, survey and reduction with our specialised hydrographic survey equipment and software. The results of the survey confirmed the water depth of the lake to within 1.0m of the revetment walls.

Recommendation of a smart solution

The Lake Kawana project was conducted over a period of 2 days working closely with a partnering survey practice. Land Solution Australia were able to meet their timeframes and deadlines to effectively manage their client needs. Land Solution Australia’s surveyor ensured that all data captured by high and low frequency soundings, provided an accurate description of the lake bed in 4 dimensions, XY position, depth and time. This dual frequency data was further analysed to appreciate sediment depth and bottom type of Lake Kawana which could not be supported by more traditional methods.

Premium service delivery

Our Registered Surveyor provided CAD drawings and 3D models of quality verified all sounding data in an effective time and cost constraint for our client.