Works and Services
Wrinklers Lagoon Toilet Block.
UPDATE: 7 September
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.
Binalong Bay Footpath
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.
Click here to see a map of the project area or see map below.
Terrys Hill Road – Remediation and Bridge Replacement
THESE WORKS ARE NOW COMPLETE
UPDATE: 2 July
Terrys Hill Road – Road Remediation and replacement of Ransom River Bridge.
Parks and Wildlife have contracted Break O’Day Council to undertake these works which will include:
- 12 July – Remediation work of north of the bridge on Terrys Hill Road to ensure residents have an adequate detour while the bridge is replaced. This will have minimal traffic impact.
- 19 July – Removal and Replacement of the Ransom River Bridge. These works will mean closure of the road and users will have to detour via Counsles Road. These works are anticipated to take 10 days.
- Following the replacement of the bridge, Council will undertake road remediation works on Terrys Hill Road. This will have minimal disruption and is expected to take two weeks.
The Gardens Road – Lyall Road and Jeanneret Crescent intersections
UPDATED 24 JULY
Guardrail installed. This completes the project.
UPDATED 7 JULY
The guardrail will be installed by the end of July. This will complete the project.
UPDATED 8 June
Temporary signs will be replaced by permanent signs this week. Guardrails will be installed in July.
UPDATED 3 May
Council has been advised that the contractor will begin sealing of Gardens Road on 10 May, not May 7 as previously reported.
UPDATED 23 April
Bitumen Sealing for this project is scheduled for May 7.
Below update from the Break O’Day Council March Newsletter
These works, which aim to improve sight distances and construct a designated bus stops and footpath are progressing well. A new intersection on the corner of Lyall Road and the bus stop area have been completed, kerb and channel as well as designated footpath areas have been established. Much of the footpath and kerb and channel will be completed in time for Easter with some footpath the road sealing works held off until after Easter to minimise any traffic impacts over the holiday period. After Easter, the old bitumen surface will be torn up at both Southern and Northern ends of the work site so the Jeanneret Crescent intersection can be reconstructed and there will be smooth transitions between new and existing sections of Gardens Road. Bitumen sealing and installation of guardrails will then complete the project.
|Work Type:||Road reconstruction to improve sight distances. Construction of designated school bus stopping bays & footpaths.|
|Duration:||It is expected that the work will be completed in late March however this is dependent on favourable weather conditions.
The sealing of the road surface will be completed when the surface has settled and is deemed suitable.
Intake Bridge – Forest Lodge Road, Pyengana
UPDATED 26 July
Forest Lodge Road, Intake Hill side will open to traffic from 4pm Monday 26 July. This is following significant work on landslips and flood damaged road pavement.
This area is subject to landslip, is a steep and narrow and at times slippery so we would like to take this opportunity to urge all users to exercise caution and to drive to the conditions.
UPDATED 8 June
The bridge has been replaced with a new structure with a 27 tonne gross load limit applied.
The reopening of Forest Lodge Road has however been delayed due to a landslip which we understand has occurred over the weekend. The new landslip is located on the western side of the South George River, which prevents public access until further notice. This is not related to the works already undertaken – this area is subject to landslips.
We will be reviewing engineering options to stabilise the land slip and arrange remediation works as soon as practicable.
UPDATED 26 April
Landslip remediation works will be completed by the end of April. These works had to be completed before our contractor is able to take a safe possession of the site for installation of the new bridge.
The new bridge will be installed by the end of May.
Updated 31 March
Due to a landslip, these works have taken longer than planned. We are currently undertaking landslip remediation works with the project, including the installation of the bridge scheduled for completion by the end of April, 2021.
Intake Bridge on Forest Lodge Road has been closed due to its age and rate of deterioration making it unsafe for vehicle use. The bridge will be replaced by the end of May and the road re-opened to the public. It will however be load limited to 27 tonne gross. We will also be addressing some minor landslip in the area during this period. The bridge closure does prevents vehicles from having a direct route between St Columba Falls Road and Ralph Falls.
Vehicles under 8 tonne gross can still traverse the section of Forest Lodge Road from the Tasman Hwy north of Pyengana linking to the intersection with Mount Victoria Road.
The map below highlights the section of closed road.
Skyline Drive/Tasman Hwy Intersection
UPDATED 29 June
Major works are now completed.
Council crews will be back in Spring to plant some trees in the area.
UPDATED 8 June
Minor items are being cleaned up now. Temporary signs will remain in place while motorists and pedestrians become familiar with the new intersection.
UPDATED 24 March
Council will be undertaking works on behalf of Road Managers, State Growth at the Intersection of Skyline Drive, Beaumaris and the Tasman Hwy between April 12-30.
These works will include:
- Designating a permanent bus stop
- Shoulder widening
- Some kerb and channel work
- Traffic island installation
There should be minimal traffic disruption while these works are undertaken but we ask that all vehicles obey signage in the area.
If you would like to see the technical drawings of the works they can be viewed here:
St Helens Point Road – Between Aerodrome Road and the eastern end of Treloggens Track
UPDATED 8 June
Minor items are being cleaned up now. Temporary signs have been removed.
UPDATED 26 April
Road sealing for this project is scheduled for May 14 which will be followed by line marking – this will complete the project.
UPDATED 12 March
Civilscape Contracting are advising that they would like to undertake works at St Helens Point Road this coming weekend 13/3/21 – 14/3/21
Work hours for the weekend are outlined below and are compliant with EPA requirements and where possible will avoid undue disruption or inconvenience to road users and property owners.
- Saturday 13/3/21 – no earlier than 8am and no later than 6pm
- Sunday 14/3/21 – no earlier than 10am and no later than 6pm
They anticipate working within their current traffic management plan and do not envisage any further road closures/detours.
Northern Traffic Lane
|Duration:||It is expected that the work will be completed by early March however this is dependent on favourable weather conditions.|
Below is a list of handy links for other service providers in our area:
TasWater: 13 6992
Aurora: 13 2004
SES: 132 500 (for damage to property during an emergency event like flood or fire)
Community Groups and Support organisations
St Helens Neighbourhood House: 6376 1134
Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House: 6374 2344
Medical Service Providers
Ochre Medical, St Helens: 6376 1777
St Marys Community Health Centre: 6387 555
St Helens District Hospital: 6387 5570
Education and Employment Service Providers
St Helens District High School: 6376 7177
St Marys District School: 6372 3900
Break O’Day Trade Training Centre: 1300 655 307
You can find more information on the Great Eastern Drive Upgrades on the Department of Transport website here:
For information on Waste and Recycling Collection click here.
Road Works – State Government
You can find a full list of State Growth works here.