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Important Information: Notification of Works, Shoal Bay Rd Pedestrian Crossing Upgrade


Works will soon be starting on the construction of a raised Pedestrian Crossing across Shoal Bay Road near the entry to Shoal Bay Holiday Park . The project aim is to improve pedestrian safety. 
The works will include:
• Construction of raised pedestrian crossing and associated drainage
• Lighting upgrade to the pedestrian crossing
• Removal of two trees, improving visibility and safety of pedestrians using the crossing
• Extension of the 40km High Pedestrian Activity Area to Shoal Bay Avenue
The works are scheduled to begin in mid June and take approximately 3 weeks to complete (weather dependant).  The hours of works will be from Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm and on Saturday from 7am to 2:30pm. There will be some changes to the way motorists travel along Shoal Bay Road during the works period. These changes include include temporary speed limits and lane reductions. These temporary traffic controls help ensure safety for our crews and the public.

    Any queries please contact Port Stephens Council customer service team on 4988 255.    
Sand management

The sand management project along Shoal Bay beach aims to re-nourish the area with sand and reduce sand inundation that is currently occurring at Little Beach and Fly Point. The project is now in its second stage and these works are a repeat of what was undertaken in Spring 2019.

The project involves machinery moving sand from Shoal Bay West along the beach (approx 1500m) to near Shoal Bay Wharf. Sand will also be removed from Little Beach boat ramp to Shoal Bay East by excavator and truck.

The removal of the accumulated sand at the Western end of Shoal Bay will help limit the natural
sand movement westwards around Nelson Head. This will help ensure that both the Little Beach
boat ramp and the fragile marine biodiversity in this area is less inundated by sand.

Public access to some sections of Shoal Bay Beach will be restricted during these works to
allow for machinery to move the accumulated sand. The daily operations will determine which
sections of Shoal Bay beach will be closed to ensure public safety and not all of the beach will
be closed at any one time.

Works are expected to begin in early June and take 1-2 weeks for completion.

Surveys of the area will be undertaken using a drone and these surveys will help us to monitor
and track sea grass health before and after the works.
MidCoast Council are doing their marine discovery series in partnership with Hunter LLS, talks on sea grass, shorebirds and the Manning Turtle. Bookings essential as numbers are limited for each livestreamed event.See PDF.
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