Oil Terminal Footbridge
Saltwater Creek, South West Rocks

Documents on public exhibition

Cover of Review of Environmental Factors

As a result of damage caused by vandalism and its unsafe, worn condition Council is replacing the Oil Terminal Footbridge at South West Rocks. Due to its environmentally sensitive wetlands location, the replacement process requires Council to navigate a complex approval process and undertake environmental studies.

The rebuilt footbridge will be a similar design and size to the old bridge, taking up a similar footprint. It is planned to reuse the existing piles, timber sheathed in concrete, will be retained in-situ and used.

The project will include:

  • Limited disturbance of native coastal saltmarsh under the bridge on the northern end of the worksite, paperbark forest on the perimeter of the saltmarsh and banksia dunal vegetation on the northern end of the work site
  • Construction of a new footbridge over Saltwater Creek using timber, concrete and reinforced fibreglass components
  • Demolition and removal of most of the existing structure
  • Site remediation

A flora and fauna study has been undertaken and Council has prepared a draft Review of Environmental Factors (REF) in order to meet the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

The draft REF is on public exhibition from Monday 19 December 2016 until Tuesday 31 January, 2017.

Any interested person may review the REF and make a submission during the exhibition period. Submissions to the Planning Proposal should be addressed to the General Manager and may be made electronically to ksc@kempsey.nsw.gov.au or in hard copy to PO Box 3078 West Kempsey, 2440.

All submissions should be received before 4:30pm on 31 January 2017.