Batemans Bay Bridge project

Roads and Maritime Services is planning to replace Batemans Bay bridge.

Updates and announcements

The display of the environmental assessment and concept design has closed

Roads and Maritime Services displayed the environmental assessment, including the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 63Mb) and Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 47Mb) for the Batemans Bay Bridge project between Wednesday 8 November to Friday 8 December 2017.

We thank the community for taking the time to have their say during this display period.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will review and address each submission received during the display period in a Submissions Report. The Submissions Report will help to further develop the project and assist in the detailed design. It will be available to the community in early 2018. Roads and Maritime continues to work closely with the shortlisted contractors who registered in building the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement including John Holland Group, CPB Contractors and Seymour Whyte Constructions. The design and construction tender for the project will be announced in 2018.

The new Batemans Bay Bridge will take around two years to build. Subject to approval, construction is expected to start in early 2019 and work completed by mid-2021. The existing bridge will then be demolished.

We will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses.

Concept Design

The concept design and features is indicative only and subject to change following completion of the Submissions Reports and once the detailed design is finalised.

View an aerial view of the concept design and features.

Review of Environmental Factors

The review of environmental factors and appendices assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposal and identifies ways to manage them.

Environmental Impact Statement

The environmental impact statement assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposal specifically on the coastal wetlands located within the project site.

Benefits of a new bridge

The new Batemans Bay Bridge would:

  • improve freight access by allowing larger trucks and B-double vehicles up to 26 metres in length across the Clyde River
  • replace the existing bridge that requires ongoing maintenance
  • reduce traffic delays at the Kings and Princes Highway intersection in peak periods
  • reduce economic and social impacts by removing the current lift span issues and load limit on the existing bridge.
  • Remove everyday delays due to bridge opening
  • Open up the northern and southern foreshore for recreational and commercial use.
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