Brisbane Water Drive Safety Improvements

Roads and Maritime Services is planning and delivering safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road, Point Clare.

Updates and announcements

Feedback on the proposed safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive at Sunnyside Avenue and Sunshine Drive is now closed. We have responded directly to all questions or concerns raised and thank everyone for considering the proposal and their feedback.

After considering all responses, along with the proposal’s aims and design requirements, we have decided to proceed with the proposal with minor changes.

Work will be carried out between 7pm and 5am on Sunday 25 and Monday 25 June, weather permitting.

For more information about the safety improvements download the June 2018 Project Notification (PDF, 306Kb).

Project background

Brisbane Water Drive is a State Road connecting the Central Coast Highway at West Gosford to Railway Street and Blackwall Road at Woy Woy. It is the primary link between Woy Woy and Gosford.

A route safety investigation was completed in 2016 along Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road at Point Clare.


The route safety investigation was carried out to determine the safety performance of the route and identify road safety improvements and priorities along this section of Brisbane Water Drive.

Roads and Maritime identified priorities for improvement to this section of the road in the short, medium and long term to address safety deficiencies that were identified.

To see a list of the proposed safety improvements identified in the safety review, please view or download the November 2016 project notification.

The NSW Government has provided $600,000 this financial year for safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road.

Projects underway

Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue

Roads and Maritime will install right turn bays on Brisbane Water Drive to assist motorists turning into Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue. For more information download the June 2018 project notification.

Takari Avenue

Work is progressing on a design to install a right turn bay at Takari Avenue. Work may also involve installing roadside safety barrier on the western side of road.

Penang Street

Work is progressing on a design to ban the right turn out of Penang Street and investigating widening the road shoulders on the approach to Penang Street to provide a safe passing width from a stationary car.

Lorraine Avenue

Work is progressing on a design to improve sight distance near Lorraine Avenue.

Completed projects

Talinga Avenue

Safety improvements were completed near Talinga Avenue in early 2018. Work involved installing a low level concrete barrier to protect pedestrians when walking to the shopping centre and bus stop on the western side of Brisbane Water Drive.

Potential future projects

  • Building traffic lights at the Jirrah Avenue and Koolinda Avenue intersection
  • Investigating options for a proposed pedestrian footpath between Collard Road and Jirrah Avenue, including options for either side of the road.

Community engagement

We will continue to work with the community and other key stakeholders as planning continues.

The community will be invited to comment further on individual projects when funding is available and designs have been developed.

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