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 proposed safety improvements at Takari Avenue, Penang Street and Lorraine Avenue intersections along Brisbane Water Drive has now closed.

We thank everyone for considering the proposal and providing feedback. Feedback is now being reviewed and will help to inform final designs for the intersection upgrades.

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

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.

Jirrah Avenue and Koolinda Avenue intersection

Feedback on the proposed installation of traffic lights at this intersection has closed. Feedback from the community is being considered as the design for this upgrade progresses.

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.

Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue

Installed right turn bays on Brisbane Water Drive to assist motorists turning into Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue were installed in mid-2018.

Potential future projects

  • 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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