Island View Drive to remain closed for a few more months

Vehicular access to Kincumba Mountain Reserve via Island View Dr remains closed due to damage sustained to a section of the road following heavy rains in March.

A Central Coast Council spokesperson said over 15m of the embankment which supports the road had been impacted by a slip failure and several section of the road pavement had failed.

“This will require substantial ground anchors and a structural wall to be constructed, and the damaged sections of pavement repaired,” the spokesperson said.

“Geotechnical experts are designing the required restoration works.

“Island View Dr will remain closed for an extended period of time until the damaged road can be repaired by Council, which is subject to further investigation and funding prioritisation of road restoration works across the Coast.

“At this time, a completion date for the work is unable to be determined as the type of treatment is being reviewed by experts, however it is expected to be closed for another few months.

Council advised that pedestrian access is still available via Glassons Trail which connects from Kincumber St to the picnic area at the top of the mountain and the network of trails within the reserve.

“Walkers and cyclists can still access the Mountain Reserve via entry points at; Beatties Rd, Green Point, Woorara Pde, Green Point, Koolang Rd, Green Point and Bronzwing Dr, Erina,” the spokesperson said.

“The mud-brick kiosk and picnic area in the reserve will not be available for bookings until the road is repaired.

Media release, Jun 9
Central Coast Council