Barney St culvert completed

Published on 18 December 2020

Barney St culvert opening

Kiama Council contractors have completed the replacement of the concrete culvert adjacent to Surf Beach on Barney Street.

The contractors have removed the existing culvert, which had concrete cancer, and now installed its replacement.

The $600,000 project involved:

  • Demolishing and removing the existing concrete culvert and base slab
  • Installing the new concrete piling, base slab, street kerb and gutters
  • Constructing a new pedestrian walkway and safety barriers
  • Realigning approach roads, kerbs, gutters and crash barriers
  • Providing new line marking and traffic signs
  • Installing new stormwater pits and pipes
  • Relocating utility services and reinstating the construction site

The work is part of Council’s maintenance program for our Municipality’s stormwater network.

The stormwater network is one of our largest assets, worth more than $34 million.

The network has 80 kilometres of pipes, channels and litter traps as well as 3900 storm water pits.

Maintenance of this critical piece of infrastructure is made possible by the stormwater management charge.

Image: Our Civil Engineer Billy Wang cuts the ribbons on the new culvert supervised by Mayor Mark Honey, Director Engineering and Works Mike Dowd and Brendan MacAlpine from Affective Services