Wicks announces bridge upgrade

Final concept design of the St Huberts Island Bridge safety upgrade

Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks has confirmed a decision has been made on the safety upgrade for St Huberts Island Bridge.

In a social media post on January 7, Wicks said Central Coast Council had advised that a decision had been made to proceed with a safety upgrade that includes a tensile mesh design with triangular posts and tapered ends.

“This follows a number of rounds of community consultation,” Wicks said.

“Detailed designs are underway with a forecast completion date of January 28, 2023.”

A Council spokesperson said the project remains 100 per cent funded by the Federal Government through the $86.5M Central Coast Roads Package under the Urban Congestion Fund.

“The St Huberts Island bridge upgrade was advocated for by the community over many years, with the Federal Government providing grant funding to carry out the works in recent years,” the spokesperson said.

“At this time, several rounds of consultation and stakeholder engagement (including with NSW Police) were carried out.

“This consultation included a face-to-face drop in session and re-work of the design to address feedback from the community.

“These re-worked plans were again presented to the community seeking their feedback before a final
concept design was chosen in late 2021.

“Council is progressing with the final design and construction on this project is forecast to commence in April 2022, weather and any unforeseen circumstances permitting.”

Maisy Rae