Work to install a barrier fence upgrade on St Huberts Island bridge (Helmsman Boulevarde), which includes the removal of the existing barrier fence and installation of the modern design safety barrier.
The installation of this new infrastructure is to improve community safety. Community consultation was undertaken on this project and feedback informed the final designs.
The works commenced 29 January 2024 and are expected to take up to 16 weeks to complete (weather permitting). Works onsite will occur from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and on the occasional Saturday if required.
During this installation period, there will be some temporary changes to traffic flow on the bridge and expected delays. Please allow extra time for your travels during the barrier fence installation period. Council’s works contractor will endeavour to minimise impacts on residents and will be providing advanced notice prior to all works being undertaken. Please obey traffic controllers and site supervisors for your own safety. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding during this period and apologise for any inconvenience.
Please contact Council on 02 4306 7900 or email email@example.com
How is this project funded?
This project is funded by the Australian Government as part of the $86.5million Central Coast Roads Package under the Infrastructure Investment Program.
Was community consultation undertaken for this project?
Yes, the St Huberts Island bridge barrier fence upgrade was long advocated for by the community over many years. At the time of the Federal Government confirming grant funding to carry out the works, several rounds of consultation and stakeholder engagement (including with NSW Police) was carried out. This consultation included a face-to-face drop in session and re-work of the concept design to address feedback from the community. These re-worked plans were again presented to the community seeking their feedback before a final concept design was finalised.
How did the community inform on the final design?
The design was changed to improve the aesthetics in response to community feedback.
Why have the works not commenced sooner once community consultation finished?
The new concept designs were finalised, however significant changes to the technical and engineering designs and specifications were required. Further investigations and planning works were then undertaken to finalise designs before moving through the tendor and scheduling of works process.