Pedestrian safety: Beach Road, Redhead

Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. In March 2018, a number of community members approached Council regarding pedestrian access and safety issues along Beach Road, Redhead. As a result, we undertook extensive consultation to identify the preferred option to improve this issue.

The preferred option was to extend the footpath from Webb Park along the southern side of Beach Road with pedestrian access over Freshwater Creek, as illustrated in the plan.

Construction will commence in the 2019/20 financial year. The design and layout includes resurfacing the road pavement, new footpath and pedestrian fencing improvements.


The options for improved pedestrian safety were:

Option 1a - pedestrian refuge or crossing, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $50,000

Option 1b - pedestrian refuge or crossing, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $50,000

Option 1c (i) - kerb extensions, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $40,000

Option 1c (ii) - pedestrian refuge or crossing, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $50,000

Option 2a - footpath extension with pedestrian crossing, and associated works could be approximately $150,000, and would be unfunded by Council in the short to medium term

Option 2b - walkway with pedestrian crossing, and associated works could be approximately $150,000, and would be unfunded by Council in the short to medium term.




Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. In March 2018, a number of community members approached Council regarding pedestrian access and safety issues along Beach Road, Redhead. As a result, we undertook extensive consultation to identify the preferred option to improve this issue.

The preferred option was to extend the footpath from Webb Park along the southern side of Beach Road with pedestrian access over Freshwater Creek, as illustrated in the plan.

Construction will commence in the 2019/20 financial year. The design and layout includes resurfacing the road pavement, new footpath and pedestrian fencing improvements.


The options for improved pedestrian safety were:

Option 1a - pedestrian refuge or crossing, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $50,000

Option 1b - pedestrian refuge or crossing, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $50,000

Option 1c (i) - kerb extensions, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $40,000

Option 1c (ii) - pedestrian refuge or crossing, and associated works could be installed within 12-18 months, and cost approximately $50,000

Option 2a - footpath extension with pedestrian crossing, and associated works could be approximately $150,000, and would be unfunded by Council in the short to medium term

Option 2b - walkway with pedestrian crossing, and associated works could be approximately $150,000, and would be unfunded by Council in the short to medium term.




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    This option looks at providing a pedestrian crossing point to the west of the car park at Webb Park for people accessing the park.

    The type of crossing would be determined following feedback from the Roads and Maritime Service, but could include kerb extensions, a pedestrian refuge, or a pedestrian crossing. The infrastructure for this crossing could be installed within 12-18 months (subject to any further pedestrian or vehicular counts) and would cost approximately $50,000.

    This option would be enhanced by a connection across Freshwater Creek to Redhead Beach. Two options for the creek crossing are provided as part of...

    This option looks at providing a pedestrian crossing point to the west of the car park at Webb Park for people accessing the park.

    The type of crossing would be determined following feedback from the Roads and Maritime Service, but could include kerb extensions, a pedestrian refuge, or a pedestrian crossing. The infrastructure for this crossing could be installed within 12-18 months (subject to any further pedestrian or vehicular counts) and would cost approximately $50,000.

    This option would be enhanced by a connection across Freshwater Creek to Redhead Beach. Two options for the creek crossing are provided as part of option 2.


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    This type of crossing would be determined following feedback from the Roads and Maritime Services, but could include kerb extensions, a pedestrian refuge, or a pedestrian crossing. The infrastructure for this crossing could be installed within 12-18 months (subject to any further pedestrian or vehicular counts) and would cost approximately $50,000.

    This type of crossing would be determined following feedback from the Roads and Maritime Services, but could include kerb extensions, a pedestrian refuge, or a pedestrian crossing. The infrastructure for this crossing could be installed within 12-18 months (subject to any further pedestrian or vehicular counts) and would cost approximately $50,000.

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    Investigations by Council officers have considered a refuge be installed on the eastern side of the Beach Road and Alison Street intersection to reduce the amount of potential conflict between vehicles and pedestrians, however acknowledging it is not the desired line for pedestrians.

    Investigations by Council officers have considered a refuge be installed on the eastern side of the Beach Road and Alison Street intersection to reduce the amount of potential conflict between vehicles and pedestrians, however acknowledging it is not the desired line for pedestrians.

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    The crossing point at the western leg of the Beach Road / Alison Street intersection is where the majority of people cross as it links the existing footpath along the northern side of Beach Road (at its intersection with Alison Street) and the existing footpath on the western side of the Redhead Beach entry. However, this is also the most dangerous crossing point.

    The crossing point at the western leg of the Beach Road / Alison Street intersection is where the majority of people cross as it links the existing footpath along the northern side of Beach Road (at its intersection with Alison Street) and the existing footpath on the western side of the Redhead Beach entry. However, this is also the most dangerous crossing point.

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    To connect Webb Park to Redhead Beach, a proposed crossing across Freshwater Creek and associated way finding signage, would alleviate the existing issues with crossing multiple roads or walking across theĀ  beach.

    The costs for construction could be approximately $150,000 and would be unable to be funded by Council in the short to medium term.

    Council would seek grant funding from state or federal government sources to construct this section.

    To connect Webb Park to Redhead Beach, a proposed crossing across Freshwater Creek and associated way finding signage, would alleviate the existing issues with crossing multiple roads or walking across theĀ  beach.

    The costs for construction could be approximately $150,000 and would be unable to be funded by Council in the short to medium term.

    Council would seek grant funding from state or federal government sources to construct this section.

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    This crossing would continue further south of Beach Road and cross Freshwater Creek closer to the car park. Associated way finding signage would be required. This option may not follow the most direct desire line for pedestrians.

    The costs for construction could be approximately $150,000 and would be unable to be funded by Council in the short to medium term.

    This crossing would continue further south of Beach Road and cross Freshwater Creek closer to the car park. Associated way finding signage would be required. This option may not follow the most direct desire line for pedestrians.

    The costs for construction could be approximately $150,000 and would be unable to be funded by Council in the short to medium term.

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