PENGUIN FORESHORE REMEDIATION AND UPGRADE PROJECT
12 July 2022
As part of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade project, the Council is working with TasRail to construct two new railway pedestrian crossings that will provide access from Main Road, Penguin to Watcombe Beach. The removal of some sections of encroaching vegetation within the rail corridor is necessary to provide safe sight distances for the pedestrian crossings. TasRail are scheduled to commence works on Wednesday 13 July 2022.
TasRail will also take this opportunity to improve drainage adjacent to the railway track in order to ensure the integrity of the rail line in this area. The extent of the works has been determined through a risk assessment process, with the removal of vegetation limited as much as possible.
TasRail is working co-operatively with the Council to re-establish vegetation in these areas, which form part of the Perry Ling Gardens Master Plan.
11 November 2021
With Stage A now successfully completed along Penguin’s Main Beach, the construction of Stage B has commenced. These works will be a continuation of rock revetment foreshore protection from Stage A around Surf Club Point and along Watcombe Beach. Wheelchair and emergency vehicle access to the beach will be provided, two new railway crossings and linkage via the shared pathway. Surf Club Rd will also be sealed towards the end of the construction phase which will confirm the entirely of the project has been completed.
For any enquiries, please contact the Council’s Manager Asset Services on tel. (03) 6429 8976.
A Site Plan can be viewed below.PFRUP – Stage B | Site Plan
29 October 2021
The Council would like to announce that Fairbrother Pty Ltd have been engaged to construct Stage B of the Penguin Foreshore and Remediation Project (for works outside of the rail corridor). TasRail is supporting this project by tendering the works within the rail corridor.
Stage B of the project will begin in Penguin on Tuesday 2 November 2021 and there are three important community announcements below:
- Signage has now been installed along the northern curb of Surf Club Road to inform road users of “no standing”. This will allow heavy machinery and trucks to supply rock material into the Stage B construction site. Surf Club Road will be sealed at the conclusion of the Stage B project and will include appropriate road markings.
- The construction site for Fairbrother is located at Surf Club Point and Watcombe Beach (on the northern side of the railway). The construction site will also be closed Monday-Friday between 6.30am and 5pm (excluding public holidays).
- At this stage, the Council has been able to ensure that Surf Club Road and the public toilets in Zvoni Gornik Lions Park remain open for the entirety of the project. However, for the safety of the public and Fairbrother staff and its subcontractors, the Council will need to be guided by the Health, Safety and Environmental reporting mechanisms from Fairbrother regarding potential closures.
The Council hopes the community is now enjoying the many benefits of Stage A of this project including the important protection of town assets. The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused by Stage B of the project and asks for the community’s cooperation, patience and safety during the construction period. Construction is expected to be completed by 30 June 2022.
25 June 2021
The Council are currently seeking tenders for ‘Stage B’ of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project. The Facebook video available below of the Project’s ‘Stage A’ Official Opening shows Gavin Pearce MP explaining how the Council were able to extend the Project.Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project – Stage A Official Opening
25 May 2021
On Thursday 20 May 2021, Mayor Jan Bonde and Federal Member for Braddon, Mr Gavin Pearce MP, officially opened Stage A of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project by cutting the ribbon and unveiling the plaque.
8 April 2021
Construction continues along the Penguin foreshore as part of the Penguin Foreshore Rehabilitation and Upgrade Project. The western section from Penguin Creek along the foreshore adjacent to the Penguin Railway Station is now open for the public to enjoy seeing the coastal erosion protection at their leisure.
It is unfortunate that we have come to the end of March 2021 and the project isn’t quite completed. An additional month is now required to complete construction with the precast stairs adjacent to the Penguin Foreshore Playground causing the biggest delay. This also impacts the construction of the beach ramp at Surf Club Rd as machinery access to the beach is still required.
In the meantime, please enjoy recent drone photos of the Project, as supplied by Tasmanian Consulting Service.
3 March 2021
Stage A of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project construction is progressing and all facets of the site are actively busy. The main pathway continues to be built from Penguin Creek including the upgrading of the new beach accesses. Installation of the main verti-block wall has commenced adjacent to the foreshore playground, including a new ramp access. The main rock revetment wall is nearly completed and the kerb and channel have just started along Surf Club Road. Please see aerial pictures below, taken on 27 February.
- As an update for Stage B of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade project, the Council has now submitted the complete development application and Planning Permit for Crown Consent for the construction of Stage B to both Property Services (formerly Crown Land) and the Department of State Growth. Once this has been received, the Planning Permit will be submitted and the advertising period will begin for public comment.
The Stage B design is available to download below.Stage B - Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project- Design
22 January 2021
The Council would like to inform the community that the access ramp pictured below, next to the Penguin Playground, will be closed to allow for the construction of the verti-block wall commencing on Wednesday 27 January until Tuesday 30 March 2021.
- Two beach accesses will continue to remain open east of this location along Penguin Beach, including the new beach access at Johnson Beach Rd opposite the newly developed carpark.
The Council regrets any inconvenience caused by this closure and asks for the community’s cooperation in avoiding the construction site during this period.
19 November 2020
The Australian Government has committed $6.5m to the Penguin Foreshore project.
As we celebrate the news released on Saturday 14 November of STAGE B in the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project, let us share with you these images to highlight the first three months of construction.
Please don’t forget to register your interest for the Stage B Information Session. Details are below.
WHAT: The Council are presently ‘at the preliminary design stage’ and as a member of the local community we value your input, ‘do you support the design’?
WHEN: Wednesday 25 November between 6pm and 7pm
WHERE: Dial Park, Dial Park Drive, Penguin
14 November 2020
Coastal erosion is not a static process. With construction well underway to protect Penguin Beach, Surf Club Point Headland at Lions Park continues to erode and Watcombe Beach is not immune either.
Approval was recently received to use remaining Australian Government funding of $3m from what is now known as Stage A, into a Stage B of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade project. The Council are hosting an Information Session on Wednesday 25 November between 6pm and 7pm at Dial Park to present and receive feedback on Stage B of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade project before the planning process is initiated.
The Information Session will outline:
- Progress update on Stage A of Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade project;
- Why do we have a Stage B of Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade project; and
- Synergy between the Perry-Ling Garden Community Survey and Stage B of Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade project.
What comes from this Information Session, will complement the preliminary concept design and will be used to shape Stage B.
Click on the green button to register for the Stage B – Penguin Foreshore Remediation & Upgrade project – Information Session on Eventbrite: Information Session – Eventbrite Registration
26 October 2020
Delivery of the Verti-blocks to Main Rd will occur from Tuesday 27 October until Wednesday 28 October (over 2 days). The footpath and nearby identified carpark spaces will be closed off during this time. The fence will be moved back, carpark spaces and the footpath will reopen to the public on the afternoon/evening on Wednesday 28 October 2020.
The Council regrets the inconvenience caused by this closure and asks for cooperation in avoiding the construction site during this period.
25 September 2020
The construction phase of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project is currently on schedule and you can see from the drone images the progress on the construction of the new sea wall between the 15 September 2020 (top picture below) and 24 September 2020 (lower picture) along Surf Club Road.
15 September 2020
24 September 2020
The construction of the rock wall itself begins today and an average of 4 loads per day will be delivered onsite.
Also, as a courtesy reminder, construction works begin on Monday 28 September on Main Road, Penguin. The construction site will extend out to 8 car parking spaces which will be closed off due to the delivery of required equipment. The fence will be moved back, carpark spaces and the footpath will reopen to the public on the afternoon/evening on Friday 2 October.
1 September 2020
Works on Johnsons Beach Rd, Penguin began on Monday 14 September and will be completed in this area by early to mid November (opened back up to the public). Works will include, removal of existing footpath, garden beds, rock revetment works, new concrete path & also the car parking area. Please note, Johnsons Beach Rd will remain open during this time but please remain cautious if travelling in the area as traffic management will be in place.
The current fencing area along Main Rd (adjacent to the foreshore playground) will become an official work site from Monday 14 September and the footpath will remain open to the public. From Monday 28 September and during the week until Friday 2 October, the footpath and nearby identified carpark spaces will be closed off due to the delivery of required equipment. The fence will be moved back, carpark spaces and the footpath will reopen to the public on the afternoon/evening on Friday 2 October.
Council regrets the inconvenience caused by this closure and asks for cooperation in avoiding the construction site during this period.
26 August 2020
The construction phase of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project has commenced with the successful tenderer, Fairbrother Pty Ltd. This project involves the remediation and protection of the beach and escarpment at the Penguin Foreshore.
Unfortunately, due to the complexity and number of construction components along the eastern end of the Penguin foreshore at Lions Parks, Surf Club Road will be closed for the entirety of the construction phase (to 30 March 2021). The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by this disruption. Other areas of the Penguin foreshore will be closed in smaller sections during construction including parking bays along the northern side of Main Road. The Council will not be shutting down the entirety of the foreshore. We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during this time.
Central Coast Council were successful in obtaining funding for the $6.5m Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project under the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants program.
11 August 2020
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE | SURF CLUB ROAD, PENGUIN
Notice is given that Surf Club Road, Penguin will be closed to the public from Monday 17 August 2020 until Tuesday 30 March 2021 for the construction of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project.
The Lions Park public toilets will remain open and can be accessed via Watcombe Beach.
Residents and businesses directly affected have been notified.
For further information, please contact the Council’s Infrastructure Services Department on tel. 6429 8970.
The Council regrets any inconvenience caused by the work.