The Connection – Rhodes

Custom PVC Structure

Here’s how a custom triangular PVC Membrane structure is providing the Rhodes community with increased amenities at the  award winning precinct, ‘The Connection’. Designed by Crone Architects and constructed by Greenline.

Light coloured fabric creates a focal point for the area.
Fits in with existing look of The Connection precinct.

The Amphitheatre at The Connection on the Rhodes foreshore.

49m x 32m x 26.4m

Duratec Matt, Zeus Black

Ferrari 782 S2 PVC Fabric, Sand

The City of Canada Bay Council had completed The Connection, an award winning community precinct, in 2017. They wanted to increase the amenity of the area by adding a shade structure over the existing Amphitheatre on the Rhodes Foreshore. The structure needed to be very consistent with the existing design and architecture of the area, and the quality of finish was very important to them.

Due to the project being located on the site of an old chemical factory, the soil was toxic down to a level of 13m. This required additional planning, made more challenging by the fact the site saw heavy pedestrian traffic.

To avoid the layer of toxic soil, Greenline designed the structure with large concrete pad footings installed in the non-toxic layer of imported soil that the area was topped with during its initial development.
To ensure minimal disruption to the community, all steelwork was prefabricated offsite. Alongside this our construction team maintained frequent communication with the council, as they were relying on accurate timing forecasts for their closure notifications to the Rhodes community.

The end result is a completely custom structure with dark steel members and a contrasting light PVC fabric cover which has become a visual focal point of the area. The structure maximises natural light and provides UV and rain protection all year round, allowing the Rhodes community increased use of the amenities in this space.

Meet the team that worked on the Rhodes project:


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Greenline worked to our time line and delivered as per the spec. Their work was what was expected.

MBS PTY LTD - Mark Conroy

Friendly, professional communications and extensive help provided in the grant application process as well as excellent execution of the project.

Barnawartha Primary School - Bernadette Kelly

Extremely easy to deal with. Professional service. Very happy with the completed job.

Echuca East Primary School, Jodi Boal

I find engaging with Greenline completely professional. The customer service is exemplary and the three projects I have been involved in with Greenline gives me confidence in their communication, ability to meet deadlines and appease a customer, quality of work, competency in meeting regulations and OHS measures

I have great confidence in this team/company.

Wodonga Primary School - Damian Duncan - Principal

I have used Greenline for a number of years now as I have always found them to provide excellent customer service, great quality and reliability. Our most recent project was a covered walkway to provide extra shelter for our students.

From day one, the walkway was such a big hit, with so many students using it that we actually had to provide extra staff in the area for additional student supervision. Thank you Greenline.

Wyndham Central College - Bryan Wollard - Assistant Principal

From my first meeting with a Greenline representative I was very impressed with the professional presentation about the company.

The process relating to construction was very well explained with timelines, contractors details and

Overall, the finished product is absolutely great. It has exceeded all our expectations and is now a real asset for the school.

Greenline did a great job here and I would recommend them to any school wanting to develop a COLA.

Ardeer Primary School - Graham Miller - Principal

Greenline were a pleasure to deal with. Their communication was excellent and we are thrilled with the end product.

Mount Waverley Heights Primary School - Sharon Reiss-Stone - Principal

A huge thank you and congratulations to the team at Greenline for delivering BIG TIME our outdoor shade shelter. The shelter, which covers one of our outdoor basketball courts, gives our students a chance to play through all weather conditions and looks great. Their post project support has been fantastic with quick follow-ups and service to the school.

Croydon Hills Primary School - Christian Holdsworth - Principal

We found Greenline to be professional throughout our entire business relationship, from our initial communications through to the completion of our project. Their friendly, helpful advice was offered with constant consideration of our needs. Greenline were able to meet all deadlines with competency, completing our project with the highest quality of work.

Bundoora Primary School - Lee Pollard - Principal

Greenline were a professional and well organised company to work with. The finished product was of a high standard and met the school’s requirements.

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Wiley Park Public School - Rene Demos - Principal