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Website last updated: Thursday 10 June 2021

 * Added June 2021 Newsletter
 * Added new Coming Events
        Christmas in July
        AGM 2021 in August


Instant Notices...

June 2021 Newsletter - NOW AVAILABLE in FULL COLOUR  here...
   
CHRISTMAS IN JULY - (see Coming Events below) First sit-down event in two years. All info here...
  
2021 AGM NOW HAPPENING - 7:30pm  Thursday 12 August at Cove Hall coming here...
 
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.
     
Greening St Huberts - Council's plans to re-afforest the Island here...

Meeting Minutes and MORE - here...
 
Print a Map of the Island! -  here...
 
Print a Map of Brisbane Water (and Terrigal Haven) - here...
  • Friday July 16 - 6pm CHRISTMAS IN JULY @ the New Daleys Kitchen - Info here...
  • Thursday August 12 - 7:30pm Annual General Meeting @ The Cove Hall at the traffic lights near Daleys Kitchen - 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.