Batemans Bay Bridge project

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

Updates and announcements

Preferred tender announced

John Holland was announced as the preferred tenderer to design and build the new Batemans Bay Bridge in May 2018.

Roads and Maritime Services will start working with John Holland to finalise the contract which is expected to be awarded mid this year. Work will then start on the detailed design. This will be released later this year

John Holland will be using the recommendations from the submissions report to help shape their detailed design. The submissions report reviews all community feedback received during the display of the concept design last year.

Environmental assessment and concept design submissions report released

A Submissions Report (PDF, 57.2Mb) has been released that responds to all feedback received during the display of the concept design and environmental assessment in November 2017. It will be used to help develop the detailed design of the project.

The submissions report also provides details of work carried out since the environmental assessment was completed, describes any impact of any proposed changes, and identifies how we will manage these impacts.

The report should be read in conjunction with the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 63Mb) and Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 47Mb) documents.

Please view or download the Submissions Report (PDF, 57.2Mb).

Hard copies of the Submissions Report are also available at the following locations:

  • Batemans Bay Library, Batemans Bay
  • Eurobodalla Council Building, Moruya
  • Moruya Library, Moruya

We thank you for your ongoing involvement in the project.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will continue planning the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement and will keep the community informed as the project progresses. We will continue to work closely with the shortlisted contractors who registered to build 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.

Construction is expected to start in early 2019. The existing bridge will be demolished when the new bridge is open to traffic.

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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