Investigations for Kindee Suspension Bridge

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Consultation has concluded

Consultation Outcome

In early 2021, we consulted with the community on options for the replacement of the Kindee Bridge – a key access route across the Hastings River. We listened to the community’s feedback and at the June 2021 Council Meeting it was resolved to progress with investigating the preferred design, Option B, to provide a single lane bridge immediately upstream of the existing bridge, utilising the majority of the existing road approaches and proceed with relevant planning. This forms part of our commitment to long-term infrastructure planning.

Read the Engagement Snapshot and Report in the document library to hear what we heard from the community.

What happens next?

The detailed design for Option B, will progress over the next 12 months. We will continue to engage with the community through the design of the alternative crossing, ongoing management of the existing structure, and options for heritage interpretation.

The detailed design will be placed on public exhibition before seeking Council approval. Following the endorsement of the detailed design, will allow Council to actively identify and seek funding opportunities to allow construction of the new crossing as soon as possible.

Once the detailed design for Option B is ready, we will then be able to involve the community in the heritage interpretation of the existing bridge including opportunities for enhanced recreational facilities, such as tourism, education, heritage studies, continual use, and potential adaptive reuse.

Overview

We recently consulted with the community 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.

How to get involved

Stage 2 of community consultation will commence once the detailed design available, an update will be provided within the next 12 months. 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, and community feedback we will refine the design.

Consultation Outcome

In early 2021, we consulted with the community on options for the replacement of the Kindee Bridge – a key access route across the Hastings River. We listened to the community’s feedback and at the June 2021 Council Meeting it was resolved to progress with investigating the preferred design, Option B, to provide a single lane bridge immediately upstream of the existing bridge, utilising the majority of the existing road approaches and proceed with relevant planning. This forms part of our commitment to long-term infrastructure planning.

Read the Engagement Snapshot and Report in the document library to hear what we heard from the community.

What happens next?

The detailed design for Option B, will progress over the next 12 months. We will continue to engage with the community through the design of the alternative crossing, ongoing management of the existing structure, and options for heritage interpretation.

The detailed design will be placed on public exhibition before seeking Council approval. Following the endorsement of the detailed design, will allow Council to actively identify and seek funding opportunities to allow construction of the new crossing as soon as possible.

Once the detailed design for Option B is ready, we will then be able to involve the community in the heritage interpretation of the existing bridge including opportunities for enhanced recreational facilities, such as tourism, education, heritage studies, continual use, and potential adaptive reuse.

Overview

We recently consulted with the community 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.

How to get involved

Stage 2 of community consultation will commence once the detailed design available, an update will be provided within the next 12 months. 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, and community feedback we will refine the design.

Consultation has concluded
  • Where we are up to?

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    We listened to the community’s feedback and at the June 2021 Council meeting, it was resolved to process with investigating the preferred design Option B and proceed with relevant planning. This forms part of our commitment to long-term infrastructure planning.

    The detailed design for Option B, will progress over the next 12 months. We will continue to engage with the community through the design of the alternative crossing, ongoing management of the existing structure, and options for heritage interpretation.

    Once the detailed design for Option B is ready, we will then be able to involve the community in the heritage interpretation of the existing bridge including opportunities for enhanced recreational facilities, such as tourism, education, heritage studies, continual use, and potential adaptive reuse.

    The detailed design will be placed on public exhibition before seeking Council approval. Following the endorsement of the detailed design, will allow Council to actively identify and seek funding opportunities to allow construction of the new crossing as soon as possible.