Australia Zoo Turtle Rehabilitation Tanks Access Platform

Australia Zoo’s Turtle rehabilitation facilities include large turtle recovery pools and several smaller ones with the latest filtration and heating equipment inside a purpose-built building were opened in 2019 and recently upgraded with access platforms featuring MaxiGRATE FRP grating, and a substructure constructed with MaxiSTRUCT FRP profiles.

About 1700 turtles have been rescued since 2006. In the image is a large greenback turtle weighting in at 117kgs and hit by a boat. Majority of injuries are either boat strikes or fishing line.

Throughout their rehabilitation, turtles must be separated to prevent the spread of disease and require the complex combination of shallow and deep, fresh and saltwater pools which are provided in this upgraded facility.

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Turtle Tank Concept

The platform was designed to provide safe non-slip access to the turtle tanks. The pipework for the tanks is below the structure.

The image shown left, is an early design featuring ramps to access the platform. The final design featured steps for platform access.

FRP access platform

The platform was topped with 25mm thick MaxiGRATE with 38mm x 38mm grid pattern. Finished with a non-slip grit finish to allow safe access even if the platform getting wet.

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MaxiGRATE FRP Grating and MaxiSTRUCT profiles are ideal for access platforms were water is present as they do not rust or corrode. The platform requires virtually no maintenance and will look good and perform for many years. Being lightweight the platform is easy to transport to site and install, with no special tools required. 

All our products are:

  • UV stable
  • Fire resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Easy to fabricate

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