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Port Kembla Seawall Public Access Safety Improvements

Following a recent review, NSW Ports is making safety improvements to publicly accessible areas along the Port Kembla Seawall. 

The works are intended to reduce, but not eliminate, the risks associated with large wave impacts, traffic accidents and pedestrian slips, trips and falls while maintaining reasonable public access to the Seawall and associated groyne.

Specific works include:

  • Improving the carpark surface at the northern end of Seawall Road.
  • Providing a suitable pedestrian access path adjacent to Seawall Road from the northern carpark to the groyne.
  • Installing barricades and a gate to prevent unauthorised vehicles from driving on the groyne structure.
  • Erecting “No Stopping” signs along Seawall Road to keep this single lane road clear for heavy vehicle movements.
  • Implementing a closure policy to prevent public access during periods of severe sea conditions.

Seawall Road is an important route for construction traffic and heavy vehicles accessing the Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) site. It also provides access to the Seawall, Northern Breakwater and the Oil Berth for port operations and maintenance purposes. The road is part of PKCT’s leased area and is closed when necessary for operational, security and safety purposes.

Private vehicles will be required to park in designated parking areas only. Signage will be provided to advise pedestrians of the dangers associated with accessing the Seawall and confirm that persons entering the site do so at their own risk.

Works will be undertaken progressively in stages over coming months. There may be minor disruption to parking and pedestrian access routes during some components of the works. Signage will be provided on site to advise visitors of interim access arrangements.

For specific enquiries, contact NSW Ports (e: enquiries@nswports.com.au, ph: 1300 922 524).

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