Ronald Street Footbridge over Edgars Creek

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.

Key stages

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.

The feasibility study to investigate options for a replacement bridge and/or formalised path has been completed and was considered by Council at its meeting on 11 April 2018. Council endorsed to proceed with Option 1B, which is to construct a new bridge at the same location but an altered alignment. Download the April 2018 Council Agenda (DOC 161Mb) and the Feasibility Study Report (including the Vegetation Study Report) (PDF 10Mb) which are attachments to the Council Report.

Following the development of a detailed design and necessary approvals by third parties, Council will carry out a public tender process and following evaluation, a report will be presented to Council to award the contract.

Construction is currently planned to begin in September 2019, when weather and ground conditions enable access in and around the bridge site.  

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.