Lighthouse Road Restoration
The damage at Lighthouse Road was a result of the Natural Disaster of June 2005. Council worked closely with National Parks, the RTA and specialist engineering consultants to resolve the complex problems to repair the road.
Work progressing at Lighthouse Road
What's happening now at Lighthouse Road
- Project completed and the road opened in March 2012
Lighthouse Road timeline
- Major Landslip 30 June 2005 causes road and walkway to collapse
- Immediate measures to set up pedestrian diversion and traffic lights
- Geotechnical inspections undertaken July 2005
- Geotechnical engineers inspection report received 4 August 2005
- Demolition of section of walkway in August 2005
- Initial Geotechnical drilling undertaken in October, report received by Council November 2005
- Concept Design report received by Council January 2006. 2 options looked at which can be constructed with ROAD OPEN TO TRAFFIC DURING CONSTRUCTION which is critical in this location
- Agreement with Cape Byron Trust and RTA on preferred option – an anchored bored piled wall
- RTA advice received by Council 27 February 2006, that $200,000 is available for investigation, design and temporary works up to 30 June 2006.
- Council is also providing funds to improve the road and stormwater drainage on Lighthouse Road from the slip site down towards Captain Cook Lookout.
- Condition surveys carried out on surrounding properties July 2006
- Further geotechnical drilling carried out August 2006
- Geotechnical design report received by Council 27 September 2006
- Detailed design and documentation has been completed for the entire project.
- The restoration works have been split into 3 major sub-projects, including the “Clarkes Beach Cottage Gabion Wall”, “Lighthouse Road Stormwater Outlet”, and the “Piled Wall and Boardwalk”.
- Construction of the “Clarkes Beach Cottage Gabion Wall” was completed in May 2007.
- Construction of the “Lighthouse Road Stormwater Outlet” was completed in September 2007.
- The “Piled Wall and Boardwalk” has been approved by NSW National Parks, and funds have been approved by the RTA based on a detailed construction estimate.
- Tenders closed for the construction of the “Piled Wall and Boardwalk” on 24 January 2008. One Tender only was received for the proposed works.
- Council resolved not to accept the submitted tender for the “Piled Wall and Boardwalk” at the Council meeting on 27 March 2008. (Council resolution 08-150)
- A public meeting was held at Byron Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, on 17 June 2008 to advise of the issues regarding the completion of this project.
- From April 2008 to October 2008, various negotiations and investigations were carried out following issues raised by the RTA relating to the failed tender process. The stakeholders involved in this process were Council, the RTA and Engineering Consultant GHD.
- Council resolved to undertake additional Geotechnical Investigations & Design at the Council meeting on 23 October 2008. (Council resolution 08-664, and 08-665)
- Council engaged GHD to complete the additional Geotechnical Investigations & Design.
- Additional geotechnical drilling and testing was completed at Lighthouse Road from 24 February 2009 to 11 March 2009.
- GHD completed a “Revised Stabilisation Options Assessment” by the end of April 2009, which includes 3 concept designs for consideration.
- On 20 June 2009 the Cape Byron Trust confirmed agreement with Council’s preferred concept design.
- On 24 June 2009 GHD were instructed to proceed with the design of “option 1” as presented in the options assessment report.
- On 13 August 2009 Council resolved to endorse “option 1” as the preferred option.
- 29 October 2009
Draft detailed design received by Council from GHD.
- 24 November 2009
Draft design sent to RTA
- 4 December 2009
RTA provides feedback on Draft design
- 16 February 2010
Tender drawings Rev0 received from GHD
- February 2010
staff commence preparation of REF
- 24 June 2010
Council resolve to proceed with open tender method
- 3 July 2010
Final Flora and Fauna assessment received by Council
- 8 July 2010
REF sent to DECCW seeking approval of the “Lighthouse Road – Slope Stabilisation”
- 15 July 2010
DECCW send request for further information regarding REF
- 19 July 2010
Council request easement documentation from DECCW which will be part of the REF Determination requirements
- 28 July 2010
REF Determination e-mailed to Council from DECCW
- 4 August 2010
Letter sent from Cape Byron Trust agreeing that they will take ownership of the new 100m section of boardwalk along with the rest of their boardwalk that exists on Lighthouse Road
- 9 September 2010
Council staff respond to DECCW regarding the REF Determination
- 21 September 2010
DECCW send Revised REF Determination
- 7 October
Council resolves to accept the revised REF Determination
- 15 October 2010
RTA advise that funding is assured subject to a successful tender process
- 23 October 2010
Tenders advertised with closing date 18 November 2010
- 4 November 2010
pre-tender site meeting
- 17 November 2010
Tender period extended to 2 December 2010
- 19 November 2010
easement documentation received from DECCW
- 2 December 2010
- 10 February 2011
Council resolves to award the “Lighthouse Road - Slope Stabilisation” to Civilteam Engineering
- 23 December 2011 - Boardwalk opened
- March 2012 - Road completed and opened
- Road completed and opened March 2012