Deadmans Creek Community Issues Report

5 August 2013

Deadmans Creek Community Issues Report Published Today

The community is invited to view the issues report for the replacement the bridge over Deadmans Creek along Heathcote Road at Sandy Point.

“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is committed to delivering infrastructure to support the safe, efficient and reliable movement of people and goods across the NSW road network”, Ms Gibbons said.

“Deadmans Creek Bridge is being reviewed as part of this commitment as the current bridge does not meet today’s design standards.

“The proposed bridge would be 11.6 metres wide and 68 metres high and located west of the existing bridge.

“Work will also be carried out to improve the alignment of Heathcote Road near the bridge and some upgrades to the intersection at St George Crescent will be included in this work,” Ms Gibbons said.

A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson said RMS is also proposing to improve drainage on the southern approach to the bridge. This requires some modifications to be made to the St George Crescent intersection.

These modifications will improve drainage and will include work to widen the left turn lanes into and out of St George Crescent at the intersection. This will increase road safety for all motorists who turn left at this intersection.

“RMS announced the preferred bridge replacement option in November 2012 and held two information sessions late last year which were attended by 75 community members and stakeholders.

“A summary report is now available and includes information on the issues raised in the 53 submissions received.

“RMS responded to all issues which included access to and from Heathcote Road, drainage, pedestrian and cyclist access, road safety, design and environmental factors.

“RMS will now finalise the review of environmental factors and once this report has been completed work will start on the project design.

“The community will be updated before any work starts to replace the bridge,” Ms Gibbons said.

For more information on the proposed replacement of Deadmans Creek please visit

Media: Natalie Peterson 9825 3653
View the original media release (PDF):
Deadmans Creek Community Issues Report Published Today 

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