Construction of Batemans Bay Bridge

Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project

The $274 million project will build better connections in and around Batemans Bay for motorists, freight, river users, pedestrians and cyclists. Major work started in early 2019 and is planned to be complete in early 2023.

Latest news

10 JAN 2020

10 JAN 2020Work starts back on site

After a longer than normal Christmas shutdown period the project team were able to get back on site on Monday 13 January.

The project team would like to thank the community and all the volunteers, council, local businesses and emergency services for all their work and support throughout the recent bushfire emergency and recovery operations.

The Kings Highway reopened in mid-January and the Batemans Bay Bridge lift span has also gone back to normal operating times.

Work on the project is now full steam ahead with work on the piers happening in the bay and concrete barrier relocation and line marking taking place on the Kings Highway between Old Punt Road and Bayridge Drive.

After the Australia Day long weekend, access to the service centre from the Princes Highway just north of the Batemans Bay Bridge will be closed. This will enable construction of an additional northbound lane on the highway and provide improved access to the service centre. Motorists can still access the service centre via the Kings Highway and Old Punt Road until the work is completed in mid-2020, weather permitting.

Work at the pre-cast facility south of Mogo has also resumed but due to the recent bushfires the bridge segment delivery will now start later in February.

JAN 2020

JAN 2020Old Punt Road, North Batemans temporary pedestrian changes

There are temporary changes to pedestrian access in North Batemans Bay to allow for continued work on the new bridge across the Clyde River.

For pedestrians travelling from Wray Street to Korners Park or the town centre, the temporary route will travel along the eastern side of Old Punt Road and the southern side of Kings Highway.

Pedestrians then cross the Princes Highway near the intersection of the Kings and Princes highways and connect to the existing pathway on the eastern side of the Princes Highway.

The detour may add up to seven minutes to a pedestrian’s journey and up to two minutes to a cyclist's journey.

The impacted section of the Old Punt Road pedestrian footpath will be reopened for the Australia Day weekend between Saturday 25 and Monday 27 January 2020.

View or download the January to March 2020 letter to residents for more information.

DEC 2019

DEC 2019What work is coming up in 2020?

Major work continues, with over 150 working on the project. Work planned between 1 January and 31 March includes:

  • Major work planned between 1 January and 31 March 2020 will include:
  • Bridge segment delivery and erection commencement
  • Continue marine pier construction
  • Complete concrete work for both abutments
  • Complete southern approach retaining walls and start embankment earthworks
  • Complete pavement and finishing work on Kings Highway
  • Start geotechnical investigation for new floating pontoon
  • View the community update – three month look ahead January to March 2020 (PDF, 848Kb) for more information on this work.

Project information

For the safety of workers and motorists, some traffic changes will be required. For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

  • A temporary section of highway has opened south of Batemans Bay Bridge to enable work to start on the southern approach of the new bridge
  • The northbound shoulder of Princes Highway between the existing Batemans Bay Bridge to just north of the intersection of the Princes and Kings highways will also be closed until further notice.
  • Access to the Caltex Service station and pedestrian access along the Kings Highway between Bay Ridge Drive and the existing pedestrian network on the Princes Highway will be maintained at all times.
  • Northbound and southbound right-hand turning movements from the Princes Highway into Clyde Street and eastbound movements from Clyde Street across the Princes Highway will not be permitted.
  • Temporary pedestrian changes will be in place at Old Punt Road until 27 March 2020. A detour will be in place between Wray Street and Korners Park. The pedestrian pathway will be reopened from Saturday 21 Dec 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 and then again on the Australia Day weekend between Sunday 25 and Monday 27 January 2020.
  • From January 2020, segments will be transported along the Princes Highway from a pre-cast facility south of Mogo to the Batemans Bay bridge construction areas. Segments will be transported out of peak traffic times to reduce the impact to motorists and the community.
  • A marine exclusion zone is in place for the safety of workers and river users. View the April 2019 community update (PDF, 1.2Mb) for more information on these changes.
  • The project team require use of the Old Punt Road and Clyde Street boat ramps during stages of construction. To provide continuous river access for boat users, we are building a new temporary boat ramp at Korners Park on the northern foreshore of Batemans Bay.
  • The partially-built boat ramp at Korners Park in North Batemans Bay was badly damaged during storms on Tuesday 4 June.
  • Remediation work has commenced and the existing Clyde Street boat ramp will be kept open to the public until the situation is resolved.
  • Please view or download the boat ramp relocation diagram (PDF, 647Kb) showing how we will be maintaining river access at all times or view the FAQ – boat ramp notification (PDF, 802Kb) for more information.

During some activities we will be required to work outside of standard hours to minimise disruptions during peak periods. We will inform the community before any out of hours works is required.

  • Piling work on the northern and southern foreshores is being carried out and will be complete later this year. This may include out of hours work. View or download our 2019 extension letter to residents (PDF, 217Kb) that explains the piling schedule and informs nearby residents of possible out of hours work. View the Piling FAQ document PDF, 326Kb) for more information on the piling process.
  • Water main relocation and median removal work will be carried out in November 2019. This work may include out of hours work. View or download our out of hours November 2019 notification letter PDF, 125Kb) to residents that explains the work schedule and detours in place during work hours.
  • Out of hours work will be carried out at the pre-cast facility, south of Mogo. Work will occur from 5am to 7am and 6pm to 10pm between Monday and Friday and from 5am to 8am and 1pm to 10pm on Saturday and 8am to 3pm on Sunday. View the December 2019 letter to residents – out of hours work south of Mogo (PDF, 148Kb) for a break-down of planned activities and likely impacts during these hours.

We invited community feedback on the Urban Design and Landscaping Plan, including the foreshore designs, in June 2019. This feedback period has now closed all submissions will be considered for further design refinements.

Check out the online interactive map to see the foreshore designs or view the proposed plans for the northern and southern foreshores (PD, 1.05Mb).

View the full Urban Design and Landscape report (PDF, 77.9Mb).

We worked closely with a foreshore advisory committee made up of community members and stakeholders groups that provided expertise and advice on the foreshore designs.

View the committee’s summary report (PDF, 260Kb) that explains how the committee influenced the design of the foreshore area.

A temporary facility is being built about six kilometres south of Mogo. The facility will be used to build the 168 concrete box segments for the project.

Benefits of this location include keeping employment and training opportunities in the local area, minimising environmental impacts by using an existing quarry site and reducing heavy vehicle movements in the Batemans Bay town centre.

The project is currently exceeding state-wide employment targets, with almost 45 per cent of the workforce being locals and large numbers of under- represented groups also employed on the project.

As of August 2019 the project workforce consists of:

  • Locals, making up 47 per cent of workers
  • Learning Workers, 40 per cent of workforce was in training in August 2019, double the state target
  • Females in Non-Traditional Roles, 7 per cent of workforce, more than double the state target
  • Aboriginal employment – 12 per cent of workforce, about triple the state target
  • Under 25s - 8.5 per cent of workforce
  • Long Term Unemployed – 9 per cent of workforce, about triple the state target.

Please view or download the detailed design community update for more information on the upgraded design.

A summary of the community's feedback that helped shape the final design can be viewed in the Submissions Report.

Project documents

Project updates

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January to March 2020 project update

Three month look ahead January to March 2020

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October 2019 project update

Three month look ahead October to December 2019.

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September 2019 project update

Three month look ahead July to September 2019.

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June 2019 project update

Batemans Bay Foreshore Designs.

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Project notifications

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December 2019 Letter to residents

Proposed out of hours concrete bridge segment production from 11 January 2020 to September 2020

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November 2019 project Out of Hours Work notification

Out of hours work required to complete concrete pouring from Monday 2 December

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September 2019 project notification

Temporary pedestrian changes at Old Punt Road.

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Reports

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Urban Design and Landscape Plan

Batemans Bay Bridge over Clyde River.

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June 2019 Summary of feedback from the Foreshore Advisory Committee

Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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December 2018 frequently asked questions

Final bridge design

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Frequently asked questions

Urban Design and Landscape Plan

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Frequently asked questions

Piling Fact Sheet.

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Contact us

For further information, please contact the project team:

Phone: 1800 870 119

Email: batemansbaybridge@jhg.com.au

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