We wish to advise residents that works to drive the piles into the river bed to allow construction of the bridge over Collie River will commence from 1 March. The piling works will generate significant noise and are expected to last approximately eight weeks, undertaken from 7am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. We will be minimising noise impacts as much as possible (as part of our environmental management plan). The river remains open to all users and a navigable channel is in place.
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 the latest 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 will be 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