Billimina Shelter is the best display of Aboriginal Art in South-east Australia.
In early 2013, a large bushfire swept through the Victoria Range in the Grampians National Park.
Prior to the fire, Billimina Shelter had a treated pine boardwalk and platform that protected the middens below the soil that are hundreds to thousands years old.
When we were engaged to repair the viewing area, our approach was to harden the site with a long term solution with minimal disturbance to the cultural site.
After measuring up the site, we then built the new stone pitching offsite at our quarry. This method would eliminate waste on site and reduce the amount of travel to the site.
Prior to laying the stone, a protective sheet of hessian was placed above the soil, then the pitching was placed.