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Website last updated: Wednesday 3 March 2021
    *  AGM now POSTPONED, and ePetition update

   * The first of many items about the CCC's Flood policies

Instant Notices...

Central Coast Council Judicial Inquiry Petition successful.  Over 20,000 signatures means it will be debated in and webcast from the Legislative Assemby @ 4pm Thursday 6 May 2021. More here...
 
2021 AGM POSTPONED - full explanation here...
 
December 2020 Newsletter - in FULL COLOUR  here and now. - with more on the Bridge.
 
Climate Change & Council - Check it out here... TO BE A MAJOR ISSUE THIS YEAR
  
OUR Island Bridge update - see "Our Island Bridge" page to find out what's happening.
 
"Unhappy Bridge" - a new page about the problems with our bridge here.
    
Greening St Huberts - Council's plans to re-afforest the Island here...

Meeting Minutes and MORE - here...
 
Print a Map of the Island! -  here...

SUNSETSIPS are back...

  • POSTPONED Thursday March 11 - 7:30pm Annual General Meeting @ The Cove Hall at the traffic lights near Daleys Kitchen - here...
  • Saturday April 3 - SunsetSips 2021#2 at Attunga - 5pm here. Celebrate the end of Daylight Savings the next morning.
  • Thursday May 6 @ 4pm - Debate and webcast of Central Coast Council financial crisis Judicial Inquiry. Info here...

St Huberts Island Residents Association FACEBOOK page Facebook - See us on Facebook here.

Our Unhappy Bridge

A little bit of history

 

 

The St Hubert Island Bridge was officially opened in 1971, but it was never to be the bridge it was intended to be.

An extract from the Island's History book - "St Huberts Island 1788 - 2000 An Historical Account" by Island resident CJ Moye records the sad start to our link to the mainland, and the disasterous discovery before 1999...

 

The front page of the June 1999 edition of The Island News tells more of the story...

 

And as recent as mid-2020, Central Coast Council sent divers down to inspect the state of our 49 year old  bridge's foundations.

Their discoveries indicated that any new structures placed on the bridge cannot exceed the weight of the current railing if they were to be removed - as in replacing them with an anti-jump barrier.

So any new barrier to stop bridge jumpers needs to be "lightweight" and not put any more loading on the bridge - thus the current "Brian McGowan Bridge railing" design decided on by the Council in 2020 that we are told conforms to weight restrictions and Australian standards requirements.