Barney St culvert work

Published on 09 October 2020

Photo of road closed sign

Kiama Council contractors will next week begin the replacement of the concrete culvert on Barney St leading to the drainage channel at Surf Beach.

Routine maintenance of Council’s stormwater system has revealed the existing culvert needed replacing due to ‘concrete cancer’.

Council has designed a replacement culvert to meet the latest Australian Standards.

Affective Services has been contracted to remove the existing culvert and construct its replacement.

The project, which involves a significant amount of work, is intended to be finished before the summer school holidays.

The replacement includes:

  • Demolishing and removing the existing concrete
  • Installing the new culvert, 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

Council has conducted a Review of Environmental Factors (REF), and consulted with NSW Government agencies, prior to the start of work.

The work means the closure of a small part of Barney Street, near Surf Beach, to through traffic.

However, residents will still be able to access their properties, and the car parks will also remain open.

Pedestrians will continue to be able to access Surf Beach from the south.

The replacement of the Barney St culvert is being fully funded by Kiama Council at a cost of more than $600,000.

 Further information: Road closure map for Barney St culvert works(PDF, 255KB)