Stanwell Park pedestrian bridge gets facelift

26 August 2013

Stanwell Park pedestrian bridge to undergo well deserved facelift

Lee Evans Member for Heathcote today announced an upgrade to the Stanwell Park pedestrian bridge to improve safe access for local users and reduce future maintenance costs.

Mr Evans today said the NSW Government provided $400,000 for Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Wollongong City Council to carry out essential restoration of the bridge and the western approach over Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park.

"Work will be carried out to install safety screens on the bridge, replace the timber deck and cross beams with concrete and steel beams," Lee Evans said.
"The work aims to ensure the bridge continues to serve the community well into the future. "The existing chain-wire fences will be replaced with newer style safety screens to meet
new standards. The stairs on the western bridge approach will also be subject to an upgrade.

“The work will be carried out in three stages through September and into the beginning of October, weather permitting.

“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has carefully planned the maintenance and upgrade works to reduce public inconvenience.

Pedestrians and cyclists are advised intermittent and full closures of the bridge and Lawrence Hargrave Drive will occur at different stages of the work. Please see the RMS website at for further information.

"The work is part of the NSW Government's commitment to maintaining essential community infrastructure in the Illawarra region," Mr Evans said.

Media Contact: Rebecca Maher 9548 0144
View the original media release (PDF):
Stanwell Park pedestrian bridge to undergo well deserved facelift 

Share this page: