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Update: 3 October 

This works project will see the construction of a footpath on the road reserve from the Tully Street through to Eagle Street. Please see map showing the location of the works.

Works for this project are anticipated to start 1 November 2022 and be completed by 15 December 2022, weather permitting.

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.

You can see the work area using the maps below or by.

 

Why are we doing the works?

This project will complete the footpath work we have undertaken in Medeas Cove Esplanade and ensure there is a pedestrian link from Tully Street to Medeas Cove Esplanade.

The footpath has been delivered to increase community connection, safety and accessibility, particularly those with mobility challenges.

How will the works be delivered?

No planning permits are required for this project, this means that this project will not be formally advertised.

Footpaths and cycle ways are exempt from requiring a permit, under the Break O’Day Interim Planning Scheme 2013 – Version 17. This means that if Council footpaths and cycle way development and maintenance fits with this clause, we do not require a planning approval.

Council Works Crews will be undertaking these works in line with Australian Standards as well as in accordance with Council’s policies and standards for construction, preservation of culture, heritage and our natural environment.

How can I keep updated on the project?

You can keep up to date on the progress of this project here on the website or in our monthly newsletter.

UPDATED 29 AUGUST

This footpath work is now almost complete. Council is just waiting on materials to complete the board walk section of these works.

This footpath will be opened on August 30.

Updated: 31 May

Section 1 of the footpath is almost complete and works crews have started on Section 2 while tides and winds are favourable.

Section 2 includes the main shoreline and the Possum Tom headland area. The crews aim to try to raise this section as much as possible before low tides change to the night hours.

Section 3 is the final section and will see the footpath connect to the Talbot Street jetty via elevated timber structure.

During the construction of Section 1, Council officers found that one of the trees had two dangerous limbs overhanging the footpath area. To ensure public safety, these limbs were removed in accordance with the Break O’Day Interim Planning Scheme 2013.

Section 5.4.1 (f) & (g) – (f) clearance within 2m of lawfully constructed buildings or infrastructure including roads, tracks, footpaths, cycle paths, drains, sewers, power lines, pipelines and telecommunications facilities, for maintenance, repair and protection;

(g) safety reasons where the works is required for the removal of deadwood, or treatment of disease, or required to remove an unacceptable risk to public or private safety, or where the vegetation is causing or threatening to cause damage to a substantial structure or building.

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.

 

This project is now complete

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 AUGUST 29

The mini round-about is now under construction.

Traffic Management will be in place while these works are completed. Please look out for workers and signage.

From 5pm 29 August, the round about will be officially in use and normal round-about rules will apply.

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Construction of the Medea/Quail Street mini round-about is scheduled to start mid to late June depending on the availability of contractors.

Once work starts we anticipate that there will be traffic control in place for up to 3 weeks.

The round-about will ensure the intersection is safer for traffic and pedestrians. This project has been partially funded by the Federal Government through their Black Spot Program.

The Australian Government are providing $65,000 in funding for the project with the State Government contributing $2000 as well.

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