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1About the project

Operational capacity will be increased through the construction of a second ferry berth with dual-lane loading ramps at both the Kettering and Roberts Point ferry terminals. The new “Berth 2” will be serviced by the two new ferries recently procured by SeaLink.

The existing road will be extended to the new berth and new line marking will direct pedestrians and vehicles at both terminals, which will reduce queuing and improve pedestrian safety.

A phased approach to construction will ensure the upgrade can be achieved with minimal disruption to the current ferry service and ensure the emergency vessel berth located at Roberts Point can remain in service at all times during construction.

2Marine Works

This stage of the project involves the installation of socketed piles to support the concrete pile caps that will in turn support the new steel loading ramp and fenders.

Piling works will be conducted from a marine barge and mobile cranes will be used throughout the process.

3Night works at Roberts Point

Due to unprecedented high tides and a series of low-pressure systems, we will need to complete some of the works at night so we can work with the tides.

There will be an increase in noise on these nights and the works may require night-time ferry crossings. We will make every effort to minimise noise by turning off machinery when not in use.

4When works take place

The night works at Roberts Point are tide dependent and will take place on about 7 evenings between 25 August and 30 September, weather permitting.

We will let you know in advance of the night works to notify you of the exact date and time of the works.

We will continue to work between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday and between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturdays, and expect to complete the work in October, weather permitting. We will let you know in advance if we need to do any work outside these times.

5How will the work affect you?

The work will involve the use of machinery which generates some noise. We will make every effort to minimise noise by turning off machinery and vehicles whenever possible. The ferry will operate to its usual timetables throughout construction, though at times there will be more heavy vehicles either at the ferry terminals or on the ferry than usual.

6Traffic changes

There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the safety of workers and road users. Lane closures and a reduced speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times. Motorists should allow up to 8 minutes extra travel time during this work. Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Parking on Ferry Road

As a condition of the Development Application, which was approved by Kingborough Council on 7 December 2020, the oak trees along Ferry Road must be cordoned off to protect their root systems during construction works.

The parking spaces adjacent to the ferry terminal along Ferry Road will not be available from 11 January, 2021 until project completion, which is scheduled for May 2021, weather permitting.

The work will involve the use of machinery which generates some noise. We will make every effort to minimise noise by turning off machinery and vehicles whenever possible. The ferry will operate to its usual timetables throughout construction, though at times there will be more heavy vehicles either at the ferry terminals or on the ferry than usual.

7View the designs

Click on the images below to enlarge the designs.

Plan for Ferry Road, Kettering

Plan for Ferry Road, Kettering

Plan for Lennon Road, Roberts Point

Plan for Lennon Road, Roberts Point

The designs can also be viewed at Kingborough Council between Monday, 3 and Friday, 14, August, 2020.

Contact

For more information about the project, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Consultant, Lucy Bennett, on 0408 074 592 or by email, lucy@venturercommunications.com.