Monash Park Pond, Greater Shepparton City Council
Background: Monash Park pond is an iconic pond in the middle of Shepparton, opposite the council offices. Monash Park is renowned for the “Moooving Art” display and the Chinese garden with a dragon sculpture in the park pond, originally donated by Shepparton’s sister city in Shanghai.
The pond in its original state had a sandy clay soil bottom and a 500mm bessar block perimeter capped with beautiful blue stone rocks.
The Monash Park pond also had a water fountain that blasted water into the air. Over time the pond developed a leak and would not hold water, that’s where Geoline comes in.
Solution: Greater Shepparton City Council (GSCC) consulted with Geoline for a solution to the leaking pond at Monash Park. Geoline recommended a 2mm HDPE geomembrane liner be installed with a steel anchoring system fixing the HDPE around the perimeter of the pond. The advantage of the 2mm HDPE option were that no destructive earthworks were required and we could guarantee a 100% water tight solution.
The Chinese dragon (pictured below) in the pond took some time to fabricate around as did the bridge. We had to make each individual sculpture water tight by wrapping them with 2mm HDPE, sealing the top using neoprene rubber compressed with steel flat bar and a bead of sikaflex.
There were also a couple of inlet and outlet pipes that we had to seal around. We achieved this by using a 32mm stainless steel Band-It clamp compressing the HDPE with neoprene rubber backing against the concrete structure.
The end result the pond now holds water and looks pleasing to the eye.