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Current Works

Updated: 14 April

Stage 1 construction of a footpath that will connect the Talbot Street Jetty with the Cunningham Street Jetty opposite the St Helens Holiday Park is scheduled to start in the last week of April.

Stage 1

This stage will see the works teams start work at the Cunningham Street jetty working back towards the Talbot Street Jetty.

The start of works will cause minimal disruption as it includes environmental protection measures and construction of an access point for equipment. Once this is completed construction works will begin.

The works will involve rock filling to construct a shared pathway with wave protection in similar style to the existing Georges Bay Multi-user track from the wharf to Lions Park.

No works will be undertaken in the road reserve of St Helens Point Road, but road users can expect some minor delays as trucks deliver material to the site near Cunningham Street.

The timeline for this project will be dependant on tide levels, daylight hours, weather conditions and logistics.

We expect Stage 1 to continue through the Month of May.

Once Stage 1 is completed we will start updating you on the next stages.

It is anticipated that the entire project which will see both jetties connect could take at least four months to complete this project.

 

Update 25 February

Works for this project are anticipated to commence in March 2022 and to be completed within four weeks.

Letters will be sent to adjoining properties.

What are the works?

The works project will see the construction of a footpath on the road reserve from Heather Street to the dog exercise area and community garden located at the entry of Eagle Street. Please see enclosed map showing the location of the works.

We anticipate that these works will have minimal traffic impact but as we will be crossing some drive ways we wanted to make sure residents were aware of the works, what they would entail and where you can find more information.

How will the works be delivered?

Under the Break O’Day Interim Planning Scheme 2013 – Version 17 footpaths and cycle ways are exempt from requiring a permit under the Scheme. This means that if Council footpaths and cycle way development and maintenance fits with this clause we do not require a planning approval. This is the case with this project and therefore there will be no advertisement regarding the works.

Council Works Crews will be undertaking the works in line with Australian Standards.

 

Update 25 February

Works for this project are anticipated to commence in March 2022 and to be completed within four weeks.

Letters will be sent to adjoining properties.

What are the works?

The works project will see the replacement of the footpath from Newman Street to 56 Main Street. Please see enclosed map showing the location of the works.

We anticipate that these works will have minimal traffic impact but as we will be crossing some drive ways we wanted to make sure residents were aware of the works, what they would entail and where you can find more information.

How will the works be delivered?

Under the Break O’Day Interim Planning Scheme 2013 – Version 17 footpaths and cycle ways are exempt from requiring a permit under the Scheme. This means that if Council footpaths and cycle way development and maintenance fits with this clause we do not require a planning approval. This is the case with this project and therefore there will be no advertisement regarding the works.

Council Works Crews will be undertaking the works in line with Australian Standards.

Update 20 December 2021

EXPECT DELAYS FROM 5 JANUARY  2022

State Government Contractors are undertaking major road works between Diana’s Basin and St Helens Township which will cause delays and traffic queuing from 5 January 2022.

When travelling in this area please watch out for changed traffic conditions, signage and workers.

These works are being undertaken by the State Government by contractor Gradco.

If you have any concerns regarding the works, please direct them to ARiley@gradco.com.au

For more information on these works please CLICK HERE

NOW COMPLETE

UPDATE: 20 December

The Majority of these works will be completed by Christmas. There will be one small section not completed which will include a boardwalk. This will be constructed in January 2022.

 

UPDATE: 17 November

Council’s Works Crew will start work on the Binalong Bay Foreshore footpath later this week (15 November 2021).

The foreshore footpath has undergone both Flora and Fauna and Aboriginal Heritage Assessment and has obtained Parks and Wildlife and Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania approval to undertake the works.

The foreshore works are scheduled between 17 November to February.

Please Note that works will be staged and paused so there is minimal disruption over the busy summer period.

Click here to see map above on Listmap.

 

UPDATE: 1 September

During September Council will start the construction of a foreshore path at Binalong Bay.

Under the Break O’Day Interim Planning Scheme 2013  – Version 17 footpaths and cycle ways are exempt from requiring a permit under the  Planning Scheme. However, the proposed route has undergone both a Flora and Fauna and Aboriginal Heritage Assessment and has obtained Parks and Wildlife Approval and AHT to undertake the works.

The Council team has worked within these guidelines to ensure that the natural environment is protected while still being able to provide a safe, off road access for pedestrians. The new path will also provide an opportunity for weed management activities in the area.

Works are anticipated to start in mid-September, weather dependent. You will be able to follow the progress of this project and find more information on the route on our website under Current Works.

This project was made possible with funding provided by the Australian Government via the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program – Round 1.

NOW COMPLETE

UPDATE: 14 April 2022

Sealing and Line Marking has now been completed.

This completes the project.

UPDATE: 24 January 2022

The toilet block is now completed. The Carpark is scheduled for Kerb and Channel work and sealing on February 25. It is anticipated that this work will take a week or more. This work is dependent on weather and the contractor’s availability.

UPDATE: 20 December 2021

Toilet Block will be completed by Christmas.

The carpark is scheduled for sealing in January 2022

UPDATE:  17 November – CARPAK

At the Council meeting on 15 November 2021, Council in its capacity as the Planning Authority approved the Development Application to undertake the carpark works at Wrinklers Lagoon.

The carpark construction will include:

  • Reconstructing the existing carpark with an appropriate sealed surface and drainage to the public stormwater infrastructure;
  • Changing the access points from two way to one way, with the northern access being entry only and the southern access being exit only;
  • Vegetation removal at the southern end of the car park to provide for improved sight lines and exit alignment to the Tasman Highway; and
  • Line marking of car parking spaces, including accessible parking, and appropriate walkways between the parking spaces, the new amenities and the existing bus shelter.

Construction will start during December – completed by end January.

This project was made possible with funding from Break O’Day Council.

 

UPDATE: 7 September – TOILET BLOCK

In mid-September Council will start the construction of a new toilet block at Wrinklers Lagoon. This work does not include the carpark works also planned for this area.

The toilet block does not require planning approval and considering the Scamander community’s desire to see these works completed, we decided to go ahead with the construction of the toilet block. Our aim is to have the construction finished in time for the busy summer tourist season.

The toilet block will include an ambulant and disabled toilet bays as well as an outdoor shower.

You can find plans on the toilet block by clicking on the below links.

The carpark works require Development Approval and we are currently finalising the Development Application. Once completed the application will be publicly advertised in the Examiner as well as on our website. We anticipate that this application will be advertised by the end of September.

Proposed Site Plan

Design drawings

Minor works Projects currently being undertaken:

Falmouth Rd Sealing

Majority of works now complete. One short section Frank St, needs additional pavement work and will be completed in early February.

 

Beaumaris Footpath
Pathway to Reeds Rd completed. Short section north of Reeds Rd will be sealed during January.

 

Municipal Road Re-seal program
Underway now until March 2022

 

Ansons Bay Road
Extension of sealed section.

 

Road Slashing
Working through municipality