Foreshore Drive, Corlette

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Port Stephens Council (Council) is seeking development consent to upgrade Foreshore Drive and associated drainage infrastructure between the suburbs of Salamander Bay and Corlette adjacent to Mambo Wetlands.

Council has identified the need for upgrades to Foreshore Drive and the associated drainage network to improve road and pedestrian safety conditions on Foreshore Drive, reduce flooding of the roadway during extreme tidal and/or rainfall events and improve tidal flow and environmental conditions within the Mambo Wetland Reserve.

The Proposal includes the following:

  • Upgrading the Mambo Creek multi pipe culverts (5 x 750 diameter) to box culverts and installing inlet and outlet headwalls and rock scour protection in Mambo Creek
  • Raising the road at the Mambo Creek culvert to minimum of 1.7 metres Australian Height Datum (AHD) current height 1.65m.
  • Widening the road from approximately 7 metres to a maximum of approximately 10.5 metres and raising the pavement along an approximately 375 metre long stretch of the road, east of Mambo Creek culvert, to provide a 2 metre wide sealed shoulder bicycle lane along the northern edge of the road
  • Installation of four to five traffic calming devices (speed humps)
  • Cleaning out marine sand and debris from Stinky Creek culvert
  • Maintenance of the open water drainage channel on the southern side of Foreshore Drive between Port Stephens Drive in the west and Sandy Point Road in the east, including cleaning out the culvert under the access to the Wastewater Pump Station
  • Rehabilitation of disturbed areas

The draft EIS is now on public exhibition through Council's Development Application approval process. This EIS will be on public exhibition until 5 January 2019. Please see DA 16-2018-773-1 and follow this link to our DA Tracker to view the documents.

Port Stephens Council (Council) is seeking development consent to upgrade Foreshore Drive and associated drainage infrastructure between the suburbs of Salamander Bay and Corlette adjacent to Mambo Wetlands.

Council has identified the need for upgrades to Foreshore Drive and the associated drainage network to improve road and pedestrian safety conditions on Foreshore Drive, reduce flooding of the roadway during extreme tidal and/or rainfall events and improve tidal flow and environmental conditions within the Mambo Wetland Reserve.

The Proposal includes the following:

  • Upgrading the Mambo Creek multi pipe culverts (5 x 750 diameter) to box culverts and installing inlet and outlet headwalls and rock scour protection in Mambo Creek
  • Raising the road at the Mambo Creek culvert to minimum of 1.7 metres Australian Height Datum (AHD) current height 1.65m.
  • Widening the road from approximately 7 metres to a maximum of approximately 10.5 metres and raising the pavement along an approximately 375 metre long stretch of the road, east of Mambo Creek culvert, to provide a 2 metre wide sealed shoulder bicycle lane along the northern edge of the road
  • Installation of four to five traffic calming devices (speed humps)
  • Cleaning out marine sand and debris from Stinky Creek culvert
  • Maintenance of the open water drainage channel on the southern side of Foreshore Drive between Port Stephens Drive in the west and Sandy Point Road in the east, including cleaning out the culvert under the access to the Wastewater Pump Station
  • Rehabilitation of disturbed areas

The draft EIS is now on public exhibition through Council's Development Application approval process. This EIS will be on public exhibition until 5 January 2019. Please see DA 16-2018-773-1 and follow this link to our DA Tracker to view the documents.