Brisbane Water Drive Safety Improvements

Roads and Maritime Services is planning and delivering safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road, Point Clare.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback in October 2018 on proposed safety improvements at the intersections of Takari Avenue, Penang Street and Lorraine Avenue with Brisbane Water Drive and will now proceed with the work. The project is part of a broader program of work addressing safety issues along this section of Brisbane Water Drive.

A feedback summary is available in the March 2019 project update (PDF, 45.5Kb).

Work has started on the upgrades at the intersections of Lorraine Avenue and Penang Street with Brisbane Water Drive. Work is due to start on the intersection of Takari Avenue and Brisbane Water Drive in April.

More information is available in the March 2019 project notification (PDF, 100Kb).

Project background

Brisbane Water Drive is a State Road connecting the Central Coast Highway at West Gosford to Railway Street and Blackwall Road at Woy Woy. It is the primary link between Woy Woy and Gosford.

A route safety investigation was completed in 2016 along Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road at Point Clare.

Objectives

The route safety investigation was carried out to determine the safety performance of the route and identify road safety improvements and priorities along this section of Brisbane Water Drive.

Roads and Maritime identified priorities for improvement to this section of the road in the short, medium and long term to address safety deficiencies that were identified.

To see a list of the proposed safety improvements identified in the safety review, please view or download the November 2016 project notification.

The NSW Government has provided $600,000 this financial year for safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road.

Projects underway

Takari Avenue

Work to install a right turn bay at Takari Avenue is due to due to start in April 2019, weather permitting.

Penang Street

The right turn out of Penang Street has been banned and vegetation clearing along Brisbane Water Drive to improve sight distance has been completed. Work to upgrade the intersection, including widening the road shoulder on Brisbane Water Drive started in March 2019. More information is available in the March 2019 project notification.

Lorraine Avenue

Work on the Lorraine Avenue intersection started in March 2019. More information is available in the March 2019 project update.

Jirrah Avenue and Koolinda Avenue intersection

Feedback on the proposed installation of traffic lights at this intersection has closed. Feedback from the community is being considered as the design for this upgrade progresses.

Completed projects

Talinga Avenue

Safety improvements were completed near Talinga Avenue in early 2018. Work involved installing a low level concrete barrier to protect pedestrians when walking to the shopping centre and bus stop on the western side of Brisbane Water Drive.

Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue

Installed right turn bays on Brisbane Water Drive to assist motorists turning into Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue were installed in mid-2018.

Potential future projects

  • Investigating options for a proposed pedestrian footpath between Collard Road and Jirrah Avenue, including options for either side of the road.

Community engagement

We will continue to work with the community and other key stakeholders as planning continues.

The community will be invited to comment further on individual projects when funding is available and designs have been developed.

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