Island View Drive work to commence after eight-month closure

Roadwork is being conducted on Island View Dr, Kincumber

Council is undertaking embankment stabilisation work at Kincumber Mountain to restore road access through this popular reserve.

Up until December 20, 2021, Island View Dr will remain closed for vehicle access and also be closed to cyclists and pedestrians during this period.

Alternate access routes are available to the Reserve for pedestrians and cyclists via Beatties Rd and Woorara Pde in Green Point, Bronzwing Dr in Erina, and additional access points for pedestrians from Sandringham Cl in Terrigal and Joalah Rd in Kincumber.

The toilet facilities at the top of reserve will be closed during this time, due to inability of cleaning vehicles having access to that area while these works are undertaken.

Council is thanking the community for their patience and look forward to re-establishing road access so everyone can enjoy one of our region’s best natural assets again.

This work is being conducted to fix damage caused to the road in March 2021 due to significant heavy rain.

Over 15 metres of the embankment that supports the road was impacted by a slip failure and several sections of the road pavement were destroyed.

The reserve remained open for pedestrians and cyclists but vehicle access on Island View Dr was not possible.

Council has since progressed investigations and engaged geotechnical experts to design the required restoration work.

This work will see substantial ground anchors and a structural wall to be constructed, and the damaged sections of pavement repaired.

Media release, Dec 1
Central Coast Council