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Website last updated: Friday 7 May 2021

* Update CCC ePetition debate
* SunsetSips report and photos
 * Added March 2021 Newsletter
 * Brisbane Water Waterways/Terrigal Haven map available
 * CCC 2015 Flood documents available for download

 

Instant Notices...

SunsetSips@SOLSTICE  - REPORT and PHOTO GALLERY here...
 
March 2021 Newsletter - in FULL COLOUR  here...
 
Central Coast Council Judicial Inquiry Petition DEBATED.  On 6  May 2021 the NSW Parliament debated the ePetition, and Rosalyn McCulloch chosen as Independent Commissioner of the Public Inquiry. More here...
 
December 2020 Santa on the Water - Report and Photo Gallery here...
 
2021 AGM POSTPONED - full explanation 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...
  • POSTPONED Thursday March 11 - 7:30pm Annual General Meeting @ The Cove Hall at the traffic lights near Daleys Kitchen - Current information  here...
  • 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.