Investigations for Kindee Suspension Bridge

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We are seeking community feedback on options for the replacement of Kindee Bridge - a key access route across the Hastings River. This forms part of our commitment to long-term infrastructure planning.

Kindee Crossing Suspension Bridge built in 1936 is approaching 100 years old in 2036, well past its original design life. We will continue to maintain the bridge as required within funding constraints, to ensure a safe and reliable crossing of the Hasting River.

A number of options have been considered for the repair, rehabilitation, strengthening, renewal or replacement of the bridge. Due to the nature of the existing structure, strengthening or upgrading is not a viable option.

A management strategy and a conservation management plan has been implemented to consider the importance, the condition, and the heritage significance of the existing bridge, and the on-going risk for Council and the local community.


Read the Fact Sheet View the investigated map options



What the new bridge needs to do – essential functions and features:

  • It must carry emergency vehicles, school buses and heavy vehicles needing to access the Kindee Valley
  • It must comply with current standards and planning requirements of all relevant authorities
  • It must consider natural disasters (e.g. flood, bushfire)
  • It must be affordable – both to build and to maintain

Council has explored 12 alternative route options between Ellenborough to the west, and Long Flat to the east. These options were then narrowed down to five for further detailed assessment. These options are represented in our interactive map.

What we are asking the community

We are interested in hearing from the community regarding which aspects may have positive or negative impacts. While Council has recommended Option B and E4, we welcome community feedback on all five options presented.

  • Share your thoughts on the preferred investigated options.gister online
  • Which aspects of this project do you consider to be most important?
  • We would like to hear your ideas on an acknowledgment of the original suspension bridge

Take our short survey

All community feedback will be considered and included in the report to Council. The community will be updated on project milestones.

Next steps

Following this consultation, a report will be put forward to Council mid-2021 to consider and endorse the preferred option to enable the design to progress. The community will be involved throughout the duration of the project including helping to shape the development and design of the preferred option and ultimately through to construction, when required. Along with our engineering and technical investigations, we are considering your feedback as we refine the preferred alignment and process of the design.

We are seeking community feedback on options for the replacement of Kindee Bridge - a key access route across the Hastings River. This forms part of our commitment to long-term infrastructure planning.

Kindee Crossing Suspension Bridge built in 1936 is approaching 100 years old in 2036, well past its original design life. We will continue to maintain the bridge as required within funding constraints, to ensure a safe and reliable crossing of the Hasting River.

A number of options have been considered for the repair, rehabilitation, strengthening, renewal or replacement of the bridge. Due to the nature of the existing structure, strengthening or upgrading is not a viable option.

A management strategy and a conservation management plan has been implemented to consider the importance, the condition, and the heritage significance of the existing bridge, and the on-going risk for Council and the local community.


Read the Fact Sheet View the investigated map options



What the new bridge needs to do – essential functions and features:

  • It must carry emergency vehicles, school buses and heavy vehicles needing to access the Kindee Valley
  • It must comply with current standards and planning requirements of all relevant authorities
  • It must consider natural disasters (e.g. flood, bushfire)
  • It must be affordable – both to build and to maintain

Council has explored 12 alternative route options between Ellenborough to the west, and Long Flat to the east. These options were then narrowed down to five for further detailed assessment. These options are represented in our interactive map.

What we are asking the community

We are interested in hearing from the community regarding which aspects may have positive or negative impacts. While Council has recommended Option B and E4, we welcome community feedback on all five options presented.

  • Share your thoughts on the preferred investigated options.gister online
  • Which aspects of this project do you consider to be most important?
  • We would like to hear your ideas on an acknowledgment of the original suspension bridge

Take our short survey

All community feedback will be considered and included in the report to Council. The community will be updated on project milestones.

Next steps

Following this consultation, a report will be put forward to Council mid-2021 to consider and endorse the preferred option to enable the design to progress. The community will be involved throughout the duration of the project including helping to shape the development and design of the preferred option and ultimately through to construction, when required. Along with our engineering and technical investigations, we are considering your feedback as we refine the preferred alignment and process of the design.