Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium Refurbishment

Composite Engineering recently supplied a number of FRP tables to Reef HQ, as part of their refurbishment. Since the end of 2019 the government has invested $80.1 million into the refurbishment of Reef HQ aquarium. The refurbishment program is part of Townville’s Waterfront Priority Development Area which aims to drive economic growth in the area. The designs for the aquarium are being refined as part of a co-design process with the traditional owners of the land, the Wulgurukaba people.

While the FRP tables may not be visible to the public, they are part of the important work that goes on behind the scenes at the aquarium.

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Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium

The FRP tables feature as part of a set up that includes small tanks which can be used for the treatment of sick animals or acclimating animals prior to rehoming etc.

The substructure for each table is constructed using MaxiSTRUCT FRP profiles with 316 stainless steel fixings. Which creates a very strong and stable base for the tables.

Each table is topped with MaxiGRATE FRP grating, for a strong, hardwearing finish.


Being an aquarium, there is plenty of water around and  MaxiSTRUCT and MaxiGRATE products are ideally suited to this environment.

Both products are resistant to corrosion and chemicals. Even harsh marine conditions are no issue for our FRP products.

In addition to the excellent chemical and corrosion resistance all of the MaxiGRATE an MaxiSTRUCT are:

  • UV stable
  • Fire resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Easy to fabricate
MaxiGRATE is available in a range of surface finishes. 
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Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium

Interested in our FRP structures, please contact us today to find out more information.