We thank residents for their cooperation during the works to drive the piles into the river bed to allow construction of the bridge over Collie River. The piling works are being undertaken from 7am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. We are minimising noise impacts as much as possible (as part of our environmental management plan), and piling works are almost complete. The river remains open to all users and a navigable channel is in place. The manufacturing of steel girders (support beams) for the bridge is well underway and the first of 12 girders is expected to be delivered around the third week of April.
The Shire of Dardanup captured some images of the bridge works in progress:
Former Western Australian Government Transport Minister Bill Marmion announced on 5 January that works had started on the new bridge over the Collie River, which will provide a much needed connection between the Shires of Harvey and Dardanup.
The bridge is jointly funded by the State Government, the Shires of Harvey and Dardanup.
Our January newsletter provides more construction information.
The bridge will provide a much needed connection between the Treendale and Kingston subdivisions in Australind, Millbridge Private Estate and the Parkridge Estate in Eaton, linking both Shires.
Millbridge and Treendale are two of the fastest growing areas in Western Australia and connecting the two areas is critical to the road network and interconnectivity of the Shires of Dardanup and Harvey.
As well as providing a key social connection, the bridge will offer essential access for emergency service vehicles and connect the commercial precincts of the two subdivisions.
The new bridge will be located 3 km north-east of the Eaton Fair Shopping Centre and approximately 1.5 km south of the Treendale Shopping Centre in the Shire of Harvey.
The project comprises of the following main components:
Minimal impacts are expected on the road network given the bridge is a new connection.
This new link will provide a direct connection and a third alternative route between the Shires, as well as:
An Environmental Management Plan has been developed to manage potential impacts on issues including Western Ringtail Possum, water quality, acid sulphate soils management, topsoil and weed management.
Community queries can be directed to:
Carolyn Walker, Community Relations Consultant
Phone: (08) 9450 1445 (8am to 6pm only)
After Hours: 138 138
Contracting or supplier enquiries
Phone: 138 138