Batemans Bay Bridge project

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

Updates and announcements

Environmental assessment and concept design on display

Roads and Maritime Services have prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 63Mb) and an Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 47Mb) for the Batemans Bay Bridge project.

The documents are on display for feedback from Wednesday 8 November to Friday 8 December 2017.

Appendices for these documents are available to view or download on from the project documents page.

Three companies shortlisted to tender for the design and construction contract

We have shortlisted the contractors who registered their interest to build the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement and will work closely with John Holland Group, CPB Contractors and Seymour Whyte Constructions in the lead up to inviting tender for the project next year.

All community submissions on the replacement bridge during the environmental assessment display will assist the tender when finalising the detailed design of the new bridge.

Concept Design

The concept design and features is indicative only and subject to change following further community consultation and once detailed design is finalised.

Submit your feedback

Feedback on the concept design and environmental impact assessment documents is required by Friday 8 December 2017 and will be used to further develop the project.

Submissions made during the display period will be addressed and responded to in a submissions report.

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.

Written submissions should be sent to Roads and Maritime and can be emailed or mailed to:

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.

Written submissions should be sent to Eurobodalla Shire Council and can be emailed or mailed to:

Drop in sessions

The project team will be available at the following locations during the display period:

  • Batemans Bay Community Centre
    Wednesday 15 November, 3pm to 6pm
    2 Museum Place, Batemans Bay
    Fly-through video will be displayed
  • Batemans Bay Sunday Market
    Sunday 19 November, 8am to 1pm
    Corrigans Beach Reserve
    Fly-through video will be displayed
  • Village Plaza
    Thursday 23 November, 3pm to 5pm
    1 Perry Street, Batemans Bay
    3D viewing will not be available at this session
  • Batemans Bay Community Centre
    Saturday 25 November 10am to 1pm
    2 Museum Place, Batemans Bay
    Fly-through video will be displayed

Hard copies of the environmental assessment documents are also available at the following locations:

  • Batemans Bay Library, Batemans Bay
  • Eurobodalla Council Building, Moruya
  • Moruya Library, Moruya
  • Service NSW, Batemans Bay
  • Department of Planning and Environment, Wollongong Regional Office
  • Department of Planning and Environment Information Centre, Sydney

Next steps

Following the display of the environmental assessment documents, a submissions report will be prepared that addresses issues raised by stakeholders. The submissions report will be made available on the Roads and Maritime website. We will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses.

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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