- Roadway upgrades will commence in February 2022 and while construction is being undertaken, the road will be reduced to one-way operations during the day, with a detour in place. At the end of each day, the road will be reopened with two lanes operational but with a reduced speed limit.
- The bus stop outside 26 Mooloomba Road will be temporarily removed during roadworks and will be upgraded and reinstated once works are complete. While this bus shelter is out of service, those wishing to catch the bus will be asked to use either the Point Lookout Bus Interchange located 300m towards Point Lookout (at Mooloomba Road near Kennedy Drive), or the bus stop located 500m towards Dunwich.
- During the renewal of Frenchmans Stairs, access to Frenchmans Beach may be limited.
What do Stage 2 works include?
Stage 2 works include roadway upgrades, bus stop upgrade, continuation of the pedestrian pathway and boardwalks from Frenchman’s Stairs to Point Lookout Village, completion of the renewal of Frenchmans Stairs down to Frenchmans Beach, renewed picnic areas and facilities and new parking on the southern side of Mooloomba Road.
How will the community be affected during works?
The main ways the community will be affected during works include the following:
Will access to Frenchmans Beach be affected?
While Frenchmans Stairs are being renewed, access to Frenchmans Beach may be limited. This part of the project is scheduled to commence in May 2022, and more information will be made available as plans are developed.
Will the road be closed during construction?
No. While construction works are being undertaken, the road will be reduced to one way operations during the day, with a detour in place. At the end of each day, the road will be reopened with two lanes operational but with a reduced speed limit in place.
How will pedestrians be affected?
Pedestrian movement will be managed by traffic control measures with safety a priority. Please observe all directional signage for your safety.
Will my driveway be affected?
Council does not anticipate any issues with residential driveway access. Traffic management will ensure access to driveways at all times.
What are the expected timeframes?
Roadway upgrades are expected to commence in February 2022 and take 12-14 weeks to complete, subject to weather and site conditions. Works to build the walkway, picnic areas and associated facilities will follow, and are expected to be complete by the end of 2021/22, subject to material and contractor availability and weather permitting.
What design principles and standards apply to this project?
The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk boardwalk and walking trail was designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant building codes and regulations such as Australian Standard AS2156.1 – Walking tracks classification and signage, and AS2156.2 – Walking tracks infrastructure design, and the applicable design guidelines
A principle of minimal infrastructure and disturbance has been applied throughout the design and construction phases. When risks are identified in these types of constrained natural areas, additional safety measures may be implemented to mitigate the risk of harm or injury.
Will the new walkway be fenced?
The walkway will incorporate balustrades in areas where it is considered necessary for safety, in accordance with the relevant building codes and regulations such as Australian Standard AS2156.1 – Walking tracks classification and signage, and AS2156.2 – Walking tracks infrastructure design, and the applicable design guidelines.
How will the environment be protected?
Dust suppression and erosion control measures will be implemented for the road upgrade works. Boardwalks are utilising screw piles to minimise excavation and ground disturbance. Materials have been chosen to balance lifecycle, safety, recyclability and carbon footprint to achieve the best outcome for the environment.