Stingray Creek Bridge

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Consultation has concluded

Community Celebration

At midday on Saturday 10 December the one lane of the new Stingray Creek bridge will be open for traffic.

Before this happens you are invited to come along and join a community celebration with light entertainment, activities and food stalls. The day will feature local community groups coming together to help celebrate and look back at the bridges history from its early days as a one lane ‘humpty back’ bridge.

After the opening the northbound lane will open to traffic. The old bridge will continue to carry the southbound traffic until late January. Once

Community Celebration

At midday on Saturday 10 December the one lane of the new Stingray Creek bridge will be open for traffic.

Before this happens you are invited to come along and join a community celebration with light entertainment, activities and food stalls. The day will feature local community groups coming together to help celebrate and look back at the bridges history from its early days as a one lane ‘humpty back’ bridge.

After the opening the northbound lane will open to traffic. The old bridge will continue to carry the southbound traffic until late January. Once both lanes are in operation, the old bridge will be demolished, which is expected to take approximately 6 months.

Parking for the celebration is available on the Laurieton side of the bridge at the Vince Inmon sporting complex in Castle St.

A second, more official opening is planned for 2017 with Port Macquarie-Hastings Councillor’s, Councils Project Team, Construction Partners and State Government dignitaries
Consultation has concluded
  • Demolition of the existing bridge and removal of the temporary bridge now complete

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    Work is nearing completion on the $26M Stingray Creek Bridge replacement project with demolition of the existing bridge and removal of the temporary bridge now complete.

    Remaining to be completed is removal and revegetation of the old southern road approach/abutment which is now well underway, and completion of footpaths and landscaping on the northern end. On completion of these works removal of the site office and reinstatement of these areas will be undertaken.

    The final asphalt wearing surface on the bridge, road approaches, intersections and linemarking have also been completed.
  • Pedestrian path complete and demolition of old bridge has commenced

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    The Final Asphalt layer for the bridge and road approaches (which will effectively smooth out the existing bumps at the bridge expansion joints) is programmed for 13-14 June weather permitting.

    The shared pedestrian path has been completed across the new bridge and is expected to be open for public access when the old bridge has been demolished.

    Following the successful completion of all water and sewer connections onto the new bridge in the last week, the demolition of the old bridge has commenced with the removal of now redundant pipework. The demolition process for the old bridge structure is expected to continue through to September.


  • February update

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    The southbound lane of the new Stingray Creek Bridge was opened to traffic on 10 February, marking the next significant milestone in the construction of the $26 million project.

    In December more than 2,000 Camden Haven community members came together to celebrate the opening of the bridge with a walk over of the northbound traffic lane and pedestrian pathway.

    With both traffic lanes now open, the old Stingray Creek Bridge will no longer carry traffic, with vehicles being directed onto the new bridge, providing road users with a safer journey across the creek.

    Next steps in the project include the opening of the second 3 metre wide pedestrian/cycle crossing on the southern side of the bridge which is expected to be completed in March. This will be followed by the demolition of the temporary construction bridge and old Stingray Creek Bridge, scheduled for completion in August.

    Whilst the Stingray Creek Bridge upgrade will provide a daily benefit for Camden Haven residents in particular, the broader economic and social benefits will be felt across the Local Government Area

    To view the video of December’s community celebration visit Council's Youtube channel


  • Work on schedule

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    The construction of the replacement Stingray Creek Bridge is on schedule, and weather permitting due for completion by the end of 2016.

    The $26 million project will see a new 190 metre bridge spanning Stingray Creek, improving access and providing a safer crossing for all road users and pedestrians. A temporary bridge has been constructed with the structure providing the platform from which the new bridge will be built.

    View the latest time lapse photography (September 2016).

    Together we can make sure that everyone is kept up to date and knows what is happening including key dates and milestones.

    You can be part of this by:

    • Having a look at theBridge Design Plan
    • Viewing answers to frequently asked questions inFAQ
    • Sharing your idea for how we could celebrate theOpening
    • Posting yourQuestionsabout what is happening with the project
    • Check on the progress of construction by looking at the photos section on the right hand side of the page

  • The latest time lapse video of construction (September 2016)

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    Have a look at the latest time lapse video we have loaded. Duration is 2mins 37seconds and shows the progress from a number of angles.

    To view, click Stingray Creek time lapse video September 2016



  • Stingray Creek Bridge Contract Changes

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    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has announced that the construction of the new Stingray Creek Bridge will be continuing under a new banner following the recent purchase of Smithbridge Australia Pty Ltd.

    "Waterway Constructions is a specialist maritime contractor and a subsidiary of the worldwide Keller Group, and are well placed to continue the project which was commenced by Smithbridge during mid 2015," said Council Director Jeffery Sharp.

    "Construction will progress according to the agreed contract, with project signage being updated to reflect the change to Waterway Constructions.

    "Council looks forward to the continued construction project, with the next milestone being the placement of the first bridge girder, expected mid this year." concluded Mr Sharp.

    To find out more about the construction of the new Stingray Creek Bridge and to keep updated on progress visit Council's engagement website www.pmhclistening.com.au/stingray-creek-bridge.



  • Time Lapse Video of Construction from November 2015 to January 2016

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    Have a look at the time lapse video we have loaded. In just over two minutes, you can see the progress of construction of the bridge from the beginning of construction in November 2015 up until January 2016.

    The first half of the video is from the camera on the eastern side of the bridge looking west, and the second half of the video is from the camera on the northern side of the bridge looking south.

    To view, click here

  • Temporary construction bridge

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    Work is coming along nicely on the construction of the temporary bridge. This temporary bridge will mean that the work on the new bridge can happen with minimal disruption to existing traffic.
  • Changed Boating Conditions

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    During the construction period, a number of measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of water users and workers.

    You can find out more by visiting the link at Roads & Maritime, Navigation Restriction - Stingray Creek or have a look at the document in the library on this page: Navigation Restrictions

  • Drop In Session

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    Do you have questions about the replacement of Stingray Creek Bridge?

    Come along to a drop in session on Saturday 12 September between 7.00am until 11.00am
    at the North Haven Boat Ramp on Ocean Drive (opposite By the River Cafe Restaurant).

    Representatives from RMS, Smithbridge Pty. Ltd. and Council will be in attendance.