3 March 2018 - Moona Moona Creek Shared User Path Bridge Huskisson/Vincentia - Project Update & Extended Hours Request
The project has commenced with works on the sea wall extension underway based on the tide movements. The piles and bridge beams are being manufactured off site at present, and it is planned to start the installation of the piles in about three weeks. The construction timeframe at present is for an expected completion late July 2018.
To accelerate the works program the contractor has requested that extended working hours, including weekends, be approved for the project. Given the tight timeframes set down for the grant funding, the impact of the works and traffic controls on the communities, Council will consider any reasonable methods for reducing the time until completion, subject to support from the community.
Approval has been given for works to be undertaken in accordance with the recommended standard hours set down in the Department of Environment & Climate Change Interim Construction Noise Guideline (Monday to Friday – 7am to 6pm, Saturday – 8am to 1pm), on the basis that the contractor will minimise truck and machinery operations and only light works will take place.
The additional hours requested by the contractor are to broaden Saturday from 7am to 5pm, and add 8am to 4pm Sunday. For the times outside the recommended hours as already approved, general community support is required. In this regard, comments on the proposal are requested by 15 May 2018. Provided general support is indicated, further extension of the hours may be considered.
Note also that a letterbox drop will be undertaken to advise the residents of units adjoining the work site, as well as advertising on Council’s website and in the relevant papers.
Any comments you have are most welcome, either by email or contact me on (02) 4429 3409.
Project Manager, Shoalhaven City Council 02 4429 3409
Bridge Rd (PO Box 42) Nowra NSW 2541
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22 August 2017 - Improvements on the way for Bay and Basin area Source: Radio 2ST, Nowra, Shoalhaven News:
The State Transport Minister [Hon Andrew Constance] has paid a visit to the Shoalhaven to inspect plans for the new Round the Bay Walk as well as the site of a new pedestrian bridge over Moona Moona Creek.
$1.9 Million in funding is going towards the project which will improve cycle-ways and pathways. South Coast MP Hon Shelley Hancock says it will be a massive hand up for Shoalhaven City Council. “For many years the Vincentia and Huskisson communities have lobbied for the completion of the Round the Bay Walk and soon the project will become a reality”, Mrs Hancock said.
“Jervis Bay is the jewel of the South Coast and once the shared pathway is completed everyone from tourists to locals will be able to safely enjoy the beauty of the bay in its entirety", she said.
“The biggest win for the community is the allocation of $1.5 million to see the construction of a separate shared user pedestrian bridge across Moona Moona Creek, to be located on the eastern side of the old bridge". The current bridge is a squeeze point and safety issue with cyclists and pedestrians unable to cross at the same time.
21 August 2017 - Moona Moona Ck bridge
A large group of Huskisson and Vincentia residents met with NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, South Coast MP Shelley Hancock, and Director SCC Assets & Works Ben Stewart.
We were really pleased with their support in getting the long hoped-for pedestrian bridge project moving!
This bridge is part of the Round the [Jervis] Bay Walk. It carries large volumes of bicycle and foot traffic along a very narrow (~1m) width. It also carries mobility scooters, wheelchairs, prams, triathlon runners and tourism visitors.
The community is very grateful to Minister Constance and MP Shelley Hancock for making $1.5 million available to fund this project in 2017-18.