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

15 SEP 2020

15 SEP 2020Temporary side track and temporary traffic changes

To enable the realignment of Clyde Street and allow the installation of bridge segments, a short side track has been constructed to the north of Clyde Street west near the intersection of the Princes Highway as part of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. Work on the side track has started and it is expected to open to traffic on Friday 18 September, weather permitting, and will remain in place until mid-2021. For the safety of the community a temporary pedestrian detour will be in place in the area until mid-2021 as well.

For more information view the notification letter (PDF, 876Kb).

10 SEP 2020

10 SEP 2020Updated plan to maintain boat ramp access to the Clyde River

Access to the Clyde River will alternate between Clyde Street boat ramp and Old Punt Road boat ramp during major work of the new Batemans Bay Bridge to deliver continuous river access for boat users and ensure the safety of river users and workers at all times.

Old Punt Road boat ramp will be reopened on 25 September 2020, weather permitting. Clyde Street boat ramp will be temporarily closed the following day on 26 September 2020 to ensure one boat ramp is accessible at all times during construction.

River access will continue to alternate between the two existing boat ramps throughout major work and the community will be informed ahead of these changes. For more information, read the project notification (PDF, 476Kb).

31 AUG 2020

31 AUG 202012 metre vertical clearance limit above MHWS

From Monday 7 September, weather permitting, a new 12 metre vertical clearance limit above mean high water springs (MHWS) at the Batemans Bay Bridge will be in place for marine vessels travelling the Clyde River.

Once the existing bridge has been removed the New Batemans Bay Bridge will provide uninterrupted access to the Clyde River for marine vessels within the vertical clearance limit.

For more information, read the project notification (PDF, 190Kb).

30 JUN 2020

30 JUN 2020Upcoming work July – September 2020

The final concrete pour for the substructure of the new Batemans Bay Bridge took place recently. The focus is now on segment erection of the superstructure.

Read more about other major work activities planned between 1 July and 30 September in the project update (PDF, 1.44Mb).

APR 2020

APR 2020Extension of construction work hours during pandemic

The NSW Government has introduced new rules under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Order 2020 to allow construction sites to operate on weekends and public holidays to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new construction hours for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project will be Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) from 7am to 6pm. These new construction hours will come into effect for the project on Saturday 2 May 2020.

For more information, view the April 2020 notification letter (PDF, 265Kb).

APR 2020

APR 2020Access changes to Wharf Road and Old Punt Road

As part of the design for the new Batemans Bay Bridge, access changes for Wharf Road will be implemented from Monday 27 April 2020 until mid 2021, weather permitting.

These changes include:

  • the permanent closure of southbound access to the Princes Highway from Wharf Road, and
  • the temporary closure of southbound access to Wharf Road via the Princes Highway Old Punt Road pedestrian footpath will also be re-opened for the Easter long weekend from 9 to 13 April 2020 and will then temporarily close until later this year weather permitting

These access changes are required for the safety of motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and workers as Wharf Road realignment earthworks, construction of a new roundabout, and the reconstruction of Korners Park as part of the northern foreshore upgrade get underway.

  • The existing Korners Park accessible toilet facility will remain open until a new temporary accessible toilet facility is established at the eastern end of Korners Park. The new temporary facility will be open by early May, weather permitting. Signs will be in place to direct pedestrians to the appropriate public toilet facility and the community is advised to follow the temporary pedestrian access routes to ensure their safety while work is carried out. The location of the new temporary accessible toilet facility is included in the temporary pedestrian access map (PDF, 486Kb).

For more information view the notification letter (PDF, 1.59Mb).

We thank the community for their patience while this work is carried out.

23 MAR 2020

23 MAR 2020Update on our Community Display Centre

Transport for NSW has been working closely with NSW Health to address the challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the containment efforts.

In response to emerging public health advice, the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project team has temporarily closed the Community Display Centre at the project’s main site compound in Batemans Bay. The centre will be closed until further notice from close of business Monday 23 March 2020.

Our priority will always be the wellbeing and safety of the community and our workers and we thank the community for their understanding during this challenging time.

Work on the project continues, and we encourage the community to continue to contact the project’s Community Relations Team for information and receive up-to-date information via:

The project team will continue to monitor the situation and manage future arrangements in accordance with public health advice.

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.

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.

  • Segment erection work is continuing on the northern and southern foreshores. Regular out of hours work is planned for this work to take advantage of favourable weather and tidal conditions in the mornings and evenings. Planned out of hours work for segment erection will occur from 5am to 7am and 6pm to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 6am to 7am on Saturdays, weather permittings. View our May 2020 notification letter (PDF, 492Kb) for more information.
  • We are currently transporting 166 concrete bridge segments from a pre-cast facility south of Mogo, along the Princes Highway to the construction areas on the southern and northern foreshores in Batemans Bay. These concrete segments will be transported under police escort, from Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings outside of peak traffic hours to minimise the impact to motorists and the local This work will continue until late 2020, weather permitting. View the February 2020 notification letter (PDF, 298Kb) for more information.
  • Extended out of hours work will be carried out at the pre-cast facility, south of Mogo. Work will occur 24 hours per day from Mondays to Saturdays (inclusive) from 18 May 2020 to late 2020, weather permitting. Operating hours and production activities during the day on Sunday will remain within extended standard construction hours of 7am to 6pm, with no concrete pouring taking place before 9am on Sundays. View the May 2020 letter to residents (PDF, 369Kb) for more information.
  • We are carrying out evening concrete pours followed by early morning concrete finishing on up to seven separate occasions between Monday 8 June and December 2020, weather permitting. This work will be carried out on the northern and southern foreshores and on the Clyde River. We plan to pour concrete up to 10pm from Monday to Friday and then carry out quiet concrete finishing works the following morning form 5am between Tuesday and Saturday. View the June 2020 notification letter (PDF, 302Kb) for more information.

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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April to June 2020 project update 1.22Mb
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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September 2020 project notification

We have updated our plan to maintain Clyde River boat ramp access during construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

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September 2020 project notification

]Introduction of new 12 metre vertical height limit for Clyde River marine vessels at Batemans Bay Bridge.

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June 2020 project notification

Out of hours work for concrete pouring.

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May 2020 project notification

Temporary 90 minute closures of Clyde Street west boat ramp

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May 2020 project notification

Out of hours work for segment erection until mid 2021.

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May 2020 project notification

Pedestrian access changes for temporary side track construction at Clyde Street west Batemans Bay from 11 May 2020.

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April 2020 project notification

Extension of standard work hours due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 2020 project notification

Access Changes to Wharf Road and Old Punt Road for motorists and pedestrians

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February 2020 project notification

Out of hours transport of concrete bridge segments on the Princes Highway

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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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September 2020 frequently asked questions

Changes to existing local boat ramp facility access during construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge.

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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

The project team will continue to monitor the situation and manage future arrangements in accordance with public health advice.

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