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Church Point Upgrade

There is significant work being carried out in Church Point incorporating a new piered seawall, pedestrian boardwalk, realignment of the road, reclamation of land and construction of a 120 space car park.

There is significant work being carried out in Church Point incorporating a new piered seawall, pedestrian boardwalk, realignment of the road, reclamation of land and construction of a 120 space car park.

  • Concrete Pour

    26 days ago
    The next scheduled concrete pour will be on Monday 20 November, with other pours taking place on the following days:

    Wednesday 22 November
    Thursday 30 November

    To ensure the quality of the carpark deck and to avoid delays in the construction program, an extension to the standard construction hours has been issued with work commencing at 6am and concluding at 6pm on these days.

    Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the extended working hours including minimising noise on site.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding during this important project.

    The next scheduled concrete pour will be on Monday 20 November, with other pours taking place on the following days:

    Wednesday 22 November
    Thursday 30 November

    To ensure the quality of the carpark deck and to avoid delays in the construction program, an extension to the standard construction hours has been issued with work commencing at 6am and concluding at 6pm on these days.

    Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the extended working hours including minimising noise on site.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding during this important project.

  • Expressions of Interest - Carspace

    28 days ago

    We are looking to determine the number of people interested in leasing a space in the new carpark and to gather a carpark-specific contact list.

    The carpark will have at least 60 spaces available for lease on its top level. The cost for a parking space is $4,939 pa (+ yearly CPI increase), as specified in Council’s 2017/2018 Delivery Fees and Charges.

    We invite you to complete this short registration form, enabling us to keep you informed of important information relating to the leasing process.

    * Please note, this register does not guarantee you a reserved leased space, it tells us the level of interest in the available spots and will ensure you are kept in the loop when further information becomes available.

    We are looking to determine the number of people interested in leasing a space in the new carpark and to gather a carpark-specific contact list.

    The carpark will have at least 60 spaces available for lease on its top level. The cost for a parking space is $4,939 pa (+ yearly CPI increase), as specified in Council’s 2017/2018 Delivery Fees and Charges.

    We invite you to complete this short registration form, enabling us to keep you informed of important information relating to the leasing process.

    * Please note, this register does not guarantee you a reserved leased space, it tells us the level of interest in the available spots and will ensure you are kept in the loop when further information becomes available.

  • Commuter Wharf upcoming works

    about 2 months ago

    We'll be carrying out changes to the Church Point Commuter Wharf from Monday 23 October to enable construction of the permanent gangway from the new boardwalk to the wharf. This new permanent access arrangement will be from the centre of the newly constructed boardwalk.

    To reduce the impact of the works on the offshore community and ensure the safety of the site an extension to the standard construction hours has been issued, with work commencing at 6am and continuing until 9pm. Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the extended working hours, including minimising noise on site.

    Access to ramp/gangway
    Between 6am and 9pm on Monday 23 October and 6am to 9pm on Thursday 26 October, there will be no access to the existing ramp/gangway. Between these hours, the contractor, Ward Civil, will provide a small boat and transport people from the commuter wharf to the smaller commuter mooring provisions wharf behind Rostrevor Reserve.

    We suggest, where possible, you avoid using the commuter wharf between 6am and 9pm on these days. Wharf users should also allow additional time to access the commuter wharf between Monday 23 October and Thursday 26 October, when the relocation and ramp construction will be ongoing.

    Boat mooring / tie up
    Boats tied up at the commuter wharf will be not be affected by the work to the gangway. However, please note that boats will not be able to be moored on the seawall side of the pontoon whilst construction is in progress.

    We advise boat owners that any boats moored to the pontoon on Monday 23 October will remain moored to the pontoon whilst it is moved out four meters and re-secured, some movement may be experienced and therefore the use of fenders is recommended.

    We thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue with this important project.

    We'll be carrying out changes to the Church Point Commuter Wharf from Monday 23 October to enable construction of the permanent gangway from the new boardwalk to the wharf. This new permanent access arrangement will be from the centre of the newly constructed boardwalk.

    To reduce the impact of the works on the offshore community and ensure the safety of the site an extension to the standard construction hours has been issued, with work commencing at 6am and continuing until 9pm. Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the extended working hours, including minimising noise on site.

    Access to ramp/gangway
    Between 6am and 9pm on Monday 23 October and 6am to 9pm on Thursday 26 October, there will be no access to the existing ramp/gangway. Between these hours, the contractor, Ward Civil, will provide a small boat and transport people from the commuter wharf to the smaller commuter mooring provisions wharf behind Rostrevor Reserve.

    We suggest, where possible, you avoid using the commuter wharf between 6am and 9pm on these days. Wharf users should also allow additional time to access the commuter wharf between Monday 23 October and Thursday 26 October, when the relocation and ramp construction will be ongoing.

    Boat mooring / tie up
    Boats tied up at the commuter wharf will be not be affected by the work to the gangway. However, please note that boats will not be able to be moored on the seawall side of the pontoon whilst construction is in progress.

    We advise boat owners that any boats moored to the pontoon on Monday 23 October will remain moored to the pontoon whilst it is moved out four meters and re-secured, some movement may be experienced and therefore the use of fenders is recommended.

    We thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue with this important project.

  • Project Update - August 2017

    3 months ago

    Our contractor, Ward Civil, is continuing with the construction of the new roadway and car park at Church Point.

    The new boardwalk and road realignment will be opened to the public on Monday 4 September, 2017. It is important to note that a 40km/hr road work speed limit will be in place until the Car Park and final road works are completed early in 2018.

    The new road alignment and temporary work zone set up for the next stage of works will result in reduced access to the Cargo Wharf for large trucks and no access for semi- trailers.

    Users of the Cargo Wharf are also reminded of the following existing load restrictions on the Cargo Wharf:

    - Maximum Vehicle Load of 8 tonne axle load

    - No vehicle access permitted to the east half of the wharf

    - Maximum Uniform Superimposed Load (Bulk Storage) of 0.5 tonnes per square metre

    Further works in the area will continue from September to December 2017:

    - Carpark foundations

    - Service relocations for electricity and telecommunications

    We thank the local community for their patience and understanding whilst we carry out these important and vitally needed improvements.

    Should you have any queries about the work being carried out in the area, please contact : Eva Havenstein on 9970 1343.


    Our contractor, Ward Civil, is continuing with the construction of the new roadway and car park at Church Point.

    The new boardwalk and road realignment will be opened to the public on Monday 4 September, 2017. It is important to note that a 40km/hr road work speed limit will be in place until the Car Park and final road works are completed early in 2018.

    The new road alignment and temporary work zone set up for the next stage of works will result in reduced access to the Cargo Wharf for large trucks and no access for semi- trailers.

    Users of the Cargo Wharf are also reminded of the following existing load restrictions on the Cargo Wharf:

    - Maximum Vehicle Load of 8 tonne axle load

    - No vehicle access permitted to the east half of the wharf

    - Maximum Uniform Superimposed Load (Bulk Storage) of 0.5 tonnes per square metre

    Further works in the area will continue from September to December 2017:

    - Carpark foundations

    - Service relocations for electricity and telecommunications

    We thank the local community for their patience and understanding whilst we carry out these important and vitally needed improvements.

    Should you have any queries about the work being carried out in the area, please contact : Eva Havenstein on 9970 1343.


  • Project Updates - January, March and April 2017

    3 months ago
    12 April 2017

    Work has progressed well on the Church Point Wharf Upgrade, and we thank commuters for their patience during the temporary wharf relocation over the past month. The installation of ground anchors was completed earlier this month and the construction of the sea wall is nearing completion with excess sheet pile lengths being cut and a concrete capping beam being constructed on top of the seawall.
    Next stages

    After Easter, we’ll commence work to construct the new timber boardwalk on the seaward side of the seawall. This will involve installing timber piles – resulting in some short-term noise... Continue reading

    12 April 2017

    Work has progressed well on the Church Point Wharf Upgrade, and we thank commuters for their patience during the temporary wharf relocation over the past month. The installation of ground anchors was completed earlier this month and the construction of the sea wall is nearing completion with excess sheet pile lengths being cut and a concrete capping beam being constructed on top of the seawall.
    Next stages

    After Easter, we’ll commence work to construct the new timber boardwalk on the seaward side of the seawall. This will involve installing timber piles – resulting in some short-term noise impacts for local residents. We thank residents for their understanding during the construction of this important infrastructure project.

    Based on current program the seawall, boardwalk and road realignment works are estimated to be completed late August 2017.

    Once traffic is shifted onto the new road alignment the works to construct the new carpark will commence.

    9 March 2017

    On Monday 13 March, we will be relocating the access ramp/gangway to the commuter wharf while construction continues on the sea wall. This new temporary access arrangement is as indicated in the purple area on the plan of the works below.

    Between 9am to 3pm on Monday 13 March, there will be no access to the existing ramp/gangway. Between these hours, contract contractor Ward Civil will provide a small boat and transport people from the commuter wharf to the smaller commuter mooring provisions wharf behind Rostrevor Reserve.
    We ask, where possible, that you avoid using the commuter wharf between 9am to 3pm on that day.
    Wharf users should allow additional time to access the commuter wharf on Monday 13 March when the relocation occurs.

    Boats tied up at the commuter wharf will be not be affected by the work to the gangway.

    The temporary access will be in place for three weeks and will be slightly steeper than usual access.
    On 3 April when the ramp is moved back, there will be no access again between 9am and 3pm. Wharf users are reminded to allow additional time to access the commuter wharf on this day also.

    11 January 2017

    In accordance with Section 99 of the Rural Fire Act 1997, The Rural Fire Service NSW has granted the contractors at Church Point (Ward Civil) an exemption from any total fire ban that may be declared between now and 31 March 2017 in order to continue with the Church Point upgrade work. (see Exemption attached).

    The current work on site includes the construction of the seawall where the fire risk is low as it is mostly undertaken over water.

    Necessary safety precautions will be put in place should hotworks be undertaken.

    The exemption is subject to the condition that adequate fire fighting equipment is immediately available at the work site.

  • Have Your Say - Take a quick poll

    12 months ago

    We are seeking your feedback on the preferred car park bay widths of the new carpark. This will not affect the design of the disabled (DDA) car spaces.

    The options are

    Option 1:

    The carpark bay widths at 2.6m (status quo)

    • This will provide easier vehicle manoeuvering and access and will comply to a ‘Class 3’ carpark under Australian Standards
    • This is the current design specification and produces the original amount of design spaces (120 number in total)
    Option 2:

    The carpark bay widths at 2.5m

    • This will make vehicle manoeuvering and access more difficult and will comply to a ‘Class 2’ carpark under Australian Standards
    • The smaller bay widths will allow for a minimum 2 extra spots per level (so minimum 4 extra spots in total) in the new carpark. There is an opportunity in further detailed design to potentially have an extra 2 spaces in total with this option (so possibly 6 extra spots in total).
    Share your thoughts with us in a quick poll
    The poll closes midnight Wednesday 21 December 2016

    For further information, visit our project page or contact Grant Tighe, Project Manager on 0466 513 567.

    We are seeking your feedback on the preferred car park bay widths of the new carpark. This will not affect the design of the disabled (DDA) car spaces.

    The options are

    Option 1:

    The carpark bay widths at 2.6m (status quo)

    • This will provide easier vehicle manoeuvering and access and will comply to a ‘Class 3’ carpark under Australian Standards
    • This is the current design specification and produces the original amount of design spaces (120 number in total)
    Option 2:

    The carpark bay widths at 2.5m

    • This will make vehicle manoeuvering and access more difficult and will comply to a ‘Class 2’ carpark under Australian Standards
    • The smaller bay widths will allow for a minimum 2 extra spots per level (so minimum 4 extra spots in total) in the new carpark. There is an opportunity in further detailed design to potentially have an extra 2 spaces in total with this option (so possibly 6 extra spots in total).
    Share your thoughts with us in a quick poll
    The poll closes midnight Wednesday 21 December 2016

    For further information, visit our project page or contact Grant Tighe, Project Manager on 0466 513 567.
  • Project Updates December 2016

    3 months ago
    21 December 2016

    Works have progressed well in the past month with the installation of the sheet piles for the seawall being completed today.

    The contractor will be closing the site on 22 December for the holiday period shut down and works will recommence on Tuesday 3 January.

    Council thanks residents for their understanding during the construction of this important infrastructure project.

    Next stages of the works
    Bracing beams will be installed and limited drilling for ground anchors, both for the seawall, are scheduled to take 6 weeks beginning 3 January.
    ... Continue reading

    21 December 2016

    Works have progressed well in the past month with the installation of the sheet piles for the seawall being completed today.

    The contractor will be closing the site on 22 December for the holiday period shut down and works will recommence on Tuesday 3 January.

    Council thanks residents for their understanding during the construction of this important infrastructure project.

    Next stages of the works
    Bracing beams will be installed and limited drilling for ground anchors, both for the seawall, are scheduled to take 6 weeks beginning 3 January.

    In mid-February fill material will be bought in so areas behind the new seawall can be backfilled.
    The excess sheet pile lengths will then be cut and a concrete capping beam will be constructed on top of the seawall to complete the seawall construction.

    After the seawall is complete the building of the new timber boardwalk will be begin on the seaward side. At the same time, the relocationsof utility services and road construction will begin.

    During the seawall construction around early March works will also commence on the construction of the new access road improvements forthe properties that are above the new carpark. These works are required to provide an improved and safer access solution to these properties.

    Based on current program the seawall, boardwalk and roadrealignment works will be complete around the end of July 2017.

    After traffic is shifted onto the new road alignment the works to construct the new carpark will commence.


  • New Car Park

    12 months ago

    Works at Church Point include the construction of a new multi-level 120 space car park with landscaping.

    Details of the work include:

    • Site establishment, clearing and demolition of existing infrastructure.
    • Filling works
    • Service relocations
    • Piling works for car park
    • Construction of multilevel car park including access and service provisions and tie-ins to new road alignment
    • Façade treatments to new car park
    • Final landscaping of site extents
    • Contractor disestablishment and remediation works

    The stage 2 works is expected to be completed by December 2017, weather permitting.

    Works at Church Point include the construction of a new multi-level 120 space car park with landscaping.

    Details of the work include:

    • Site establishment, clearing and demolition of existing infrastructure.
    • Filling works
    • Service relocations
    • Piling works for car park
    • Construction of multilevel car park including access and service provisions and tie-ins to new road alignment
    • Façade treatments to new car park
    • Final landscaping of site extents
    • Contractor disestablishment and remediation works

    The stage 2 works is expected to be completed by December 2017, weather permitting.

  • Project Updates May-November 2016

    3 months ago
    15 November 2016

    The shipment of materials for the seawall works has been delayed due to unforeseen severe weather conditions.

    As a result, the seawall piling is now projected to begin on Monday 28 November 2016. No work will be conducted during the Christmas shut down period between 23 December 2016 and 3 January 2017.
    A rig, which will be used to enable the seawall works, will be onsite this week.

    20 October 2016

    Works have commenced on site with the contractor undertaking initial embankment preparation and works required for the scheduled seawall piling in early November 2016. The work... Continue reading

    15 November 2016

    The shipment of materials for the seawall works has been delayed due to unforeseen severe weather conditions.

    As a result, the seawall piling is now projected to begin on Monday 28 November 2016. No work will be conducted during the Christmas shut down period between 23 December 2016 and 3 January 2017.
    A rig, which will be used to enable the seawall works, will be onsite this week.

    20 October 2016

    Works have commenced on site with the contractor undertaking initial embankment preparation and works required for the scheduled seawall piling in early November 2016. The work associated with the seawall piling, may cause some noise and low level vibration to residents in the immediate area. This component of the project is expected to be completed prior to Christmas.

    Access to the existing commuter wharf has been relocated next to Cargo Wharf so reclamation works can proceed.

    Short-term parking drop-off bays are available next to Cargo wharf to service both commuter wharfs in operation during the works.

    We thank local residents and visitors for their patience and support.
    • Overview

    12 August 2016

    Construction to revitalise Church Point is about to start, with the first stage (1A) scheduled to commence on Monday 22 August.

    We are very conscious of the impact the construction may have on residents and wharf users and will do everything we can to minimise disruption during the construction period. We ask that during this time, where possible, you use the facility only when absolutely necessary and that the ferry may be a good option in some cases.

    21 July 2016

    Council’s contractor will be investigating the location of existing underground services at Church Point on the evenings of 25 and 26 July between 9:30pm to 5am, in preparation for the first stage of construction.
    Investigations will involve the excavation of the existing road pavement on McCarrs Creek Road and the access way that services properties above McCarrs Creek Road.

    Unfortunately these works may involve short periods of unavoidable noise. We will make every endeavour to minimise disruption to local residents and apologise in advance for this inconvenience.
    Residents in nearby streets have been notified by mail and our contractor’s representatives will personally visit nearby homes to advise of the works prior to testing.

    Enquiries: Grant Tighe, Church Point Project Manager 0466 513 567

    27 June 2016

    Work is underway on the final aesthetics design, which is being done collaboratively with key community representatives through an Aesthetics Advisory Committee.

    Site establishment is expected to commence mid-July, subject to final authority approvals.
    Works will be split into two stages:

    Stage 1 (July 2016 – April 2017): Land reclamation, new piered seawall and realignment of McCarrs Creek Road

    Stage 2 (May – Dec 2017): Car park construction and final landscaping and aesthetics


    Temporary Wharf
    8 June 2016

    In preparation for the upcoming works at Church Point, a temporary wharf is being installed at Rostrevor Reserve. Construction began on 27 May and is expected to take three weeks to build. Fencing will be put in place and access to the reserve will be limited during construction. We don’t envisage any interruptions or inconvenience to boat parking or access.

    Geotechnical Investigations Complete
    6 May 2016

    Geotechnical ground investigation at Church Point were completed this morning and full access to boat tie ups is now restored.

    We anticipate that the construction site will be established at the end of May/early June.
    Expressions of interest for Church Point Upgrade Aesthetics Advisory Group

    2 May 2016

    The Church Point Upgrade Aesthetics Advisory Group will represent key stakeholder and community views and provide input on the final aesthetics of the car park and boardwalk project. This includes elements such as landscape treatments, walkways, lighting and facades.

    Items that are out of scope for the group include any changes to the structural design of the car park, access road or sea wall. This process closed 8 May

    Geotechnical Investigations
    1-6 May 2016

    Geotechnical ground investigation will take place during the week of 2 May 2016, ahead of construction commencing:

    Sunday 1 May, 6pm–Tuesday 3 May, 6pm:
    During this period, no tie ups permitted on the inner-west section of commuter wharf

    Tuesday 3 May, 6pm–Friday 6 May, 6pm:
    During this period no tie ups permitted on the inner east side of the commuter wharf

    A barge containing necessary equipment will be located by the commuter wharf for approximately seven days and commuter boats will be temporarily displaced during this time.

    The works will be staged to minimise disruption as much as possible.
    To minimise inconvenience, we have arranged temporary tie up locations whilst this work takes place
    Old wharf (wharf in front of Waterfront Café)

    Boat ramp and beach at the north-western end of Church Point car park
    Geotechnical investigations will generate some noise however works will be kept within regulatory levels and will be conducted within the permitted hours of 7am to 5pm. We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

    Rangers will use discretion for boats with current permits during this period.

    Council may remove boats moored in the investigation area and tie them up to the sea wall at Rosstrevor Reserve or double stack them at open areas of the facility if necessary.

  • Overview

    3 months ago

    Northern Beaches Council is upgrading existing facilities at Church Point, with stage one construction about to commence. Once the $10 million project is complete it will deliver the following improvements to the area:

    • New car park with 120 new parking spots
    • New seawall with suspended timber pedestrian boardwalk (forming part of the recently upgraded commuter wharf)
    • Realignment of McCarrs Creek Road between the Commuter Wharf and Rostrevor Reserve
    • Improved landscaping and aesthetics

    This project addresses a number of concerns that were identified in the Church Point Plan of Management and associated... Continue reading

    Northern Beaches Council is upgrading existing facilities at Church Point, with stage one construction about to commence. Once the $10 million project is complete it will deliver the following improvements to the area:

    • New car park with 120 new parking spots
    • New seawall with suspended timber pedestrian boardwalk (forming part of the recently upgraded commuter wharf)
    • Realignment of McCarrs Creek Road between the Commuter Wharf and Rostrevor Reserve
    • Improved landscaping and aesthetics

    This project addresses a number of concerns that were identified in the Church Point Plan of Management and associated Masterplan, and comes after extensive consultation with the community.

    Specialist civil engineers—Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering—is coordinating the design and construction of the project, which will take approximately 18 months to complete

    The project will take place in a number of stages: Pre Construction, Stage 1 and Stage 2.

    Pre-construction

    Work to date has included:

    • Site preparations including geotechnical ground investigations
    • Temporary wharf (Rostrevor Reserve) installed to offset commuter boat parking
    • Final design concepts
    • Local residents and businesses liaison
    • Aesthetics Advisory Committee meetings to discuss landscaping and car park façade

    Stage 1

    July 2016 – April 2017

    Works include the construction of the new sea wall, reclamation works and construction of the new main road and walkway as well as initial service relocations.

    Detailed works include:

    • Site establishment including environmental controls, temporary services and establishment of temporary pedestrian, boating and traffic arrangements.
    • Temporary works for piling rig
    • Piling works for new sea wall
    • Removal of temporary piling platform and reclamation works by means of imported material placement – during this period there will be increased truck movements into and out of the site under controlled conditions.
    • Service relocations
    • New road alignment and walkway construction.
    • Existing commuter wharf adjustments

    The stage 1 works is expected to be completed by April 2017, weather permitting.

    Stage 2

    Works include the construction of the new multi-level 120 space car park and finishing works including services and final landscaping.

    Detailed works include:

    • Site establishment, clearing and demolition of existing infrastructure.
    • Filling works
    • Service relocations
    • Piling works for car park
    • Construction of multilevel car park including access and service provisions and tie-ins to new road alignment
    • Façade treatments to new car park
    • Final landscaping of site extents
    • Contractor disestablishment and remediation works

    The Stage 2 works is expected to be completed by December 2017, weather permitting.

    Project Overview Presentation

    Overview of the project - summary presentation (1.9MB)

    Project Manager

    Council has appointed an expert project manager to oversee the project from Council’s perspective:

    Grant Tighe

    Project Manager

    9970 1339