As the gateway to Wingham, the Cedar Party Creek Bridge forms part of a regional road that connects communities, and provides an important freight route supporting local industry. Thanks to everyone who provided valuable feedback on proposed designs for its future replacement.
- The ageing timber bridge was built in its current form in the early 1960's and is nearing the end of its serviceable life
- We were successful in winning $350,000 from the RestartNSW program in September last year, for investigation, feasibility and design of a replacement bridge
- This funding has already resulted in a body of work to identify a range of different options that take into account the physical location of the new bridge, as well as technical assessment of factors that include:
- its ability to withstand future flood events,
- its interaction with the level rail crossing, and
- its ability to improve the flow of traffic, including heavy vehicles, into the Wingham town centre.
These options formed the basis of a pop-up community consultation in Wingham, 27 April - 3 May, aimed at informing the community, collating their feedback and finalising the preferred option. A survey was also conducted through to 17 May giving everyone an opportunity to have a say.
We are currently reviewing all the feedback received, and collating survey results. Further information regarding the outcome of our consultation and next steps will be made available soon - check back here to stay updated.
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Thankyou for popping in to a consultation session
Our pop-up consultation took place at the CWA rooms in Isabella Street, Wingham from Thursday 27 April through to Wednesday 3 May. We were delighted to discuss the background to this project and the various design options with so many interested attendees, with close to 100 people dropping by on some of our busier days. Your input into this important project will now be used to help us shape the future of Wingham. Check back here for further updates once we have collated and reviewed community feedback.
If you didn't get to a drop-in session, watch the video below for information about the project.
Watch our videos
The video below answers some of your questions about the potential bridge replacement designs, with a focus on the two designs considered most feasible.
The video below contains the full slide presentation used by MidCoast Council in the community consultations for the proposed Cedar Party Creek Bridge Replacement in Wingham. The slides include costings, construction times, and pros & cons for all options that are being considered.
The Video below contains the radio interview between MidCoast Council's Director of Engineering and Infrastructure, Ron Hartley, and Michael Spooner on ABC Mid North Coast about public consultation and options for replacing Cedar Party Creek bridge and the Wingham pool. Recorded Thursday 4 May 2017. This was posted on YouTube by Michael Spooner, and has not been produced by MidCoast Council.
We thank Mr Spooner and ABC Mid North Coast for the interview and for posting it on YouTube.
Survey closed 17 May 2017.
Review our Frequently Asked Questions here(PDF, 137KB).
We were also asked some very valid additional questions, specifically related to the information presented at the pop-up consultations. You can review these additional Q&A's here(PDF, 79KB).
Our Survey is now closed
Last updated: 18 May, 2017