Ronald Street Footbridge over Edgars Creek

Project Update

The feasibility study to investigate option for a replacement bridge and/or formalisded path has been completed and is to be considered by Council on 11 April 2018.

Download the April 2018 Council Agenda (DOC 161Mb) and the Feasibility Study Report which contains the Vegetation Study Report (PDF 10Mb) which are attachments to the Council Report.

Background

The footbridge across Edgar’s Creek near Ronald Street, Coburg North was damaged beyond repair by a flood event in late December 2016.

Council has since removed all parts of the damaged bridge and engaged a consultant to undertake a feasibility study to investigate options for a replacement bridge and/or formalised path on the west side of Merri Creek linking into Kodak Bridge.

The key requirements for any new or replacement bridge are expressed by Melbourne Water. Melbourne Water is the statutory authority with legal responsibility for all waterways in metropolitan Melbourne and provides the minimum standards for new bridges over its waterways. With this in mind, Melbourne Water’s influence on the bridge design is significant.

Public meeting

Council conducted a public meeting on 12 December 2017 facilitated by the design consultants to discuss design options.

Download the Community Consultation Edgars Creek Pedestrian Bridge Presentation (PDF 9Mb) from the meeting.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Council’s Engineering Services Coordinator, Joe Carnuccio on 9240 2236 or contact Council.