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About the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Enhancement Project
The NSW Government is planning to invest $400 million in road upgrades around the new Northern Beaches Hospital Project, with works scheduled to be completed in time for the hospital opening (2018). The road upgrades would provide a better travel experience for vehicle and bus customers, increasing the capacity of the road network.
From the NSW Gov website
Key Features of the Stage 1 Connectivity Work
- Widening and intersection upgrades along sections of Forest Way between Warringah Road and south of Adams Street, including providing a right turn bay for traffic turning from Forest Way into Naree Road
- Upgrading the existing bus bay fronting the Forest Way Shopping Centre on Forest Way to allow two buses to stop within the bay
- Widening Naree Road/Frenchs Forest Road West from two to four lanes
- Widening Frenchs Forest Road East from Wakehurst Parkway to Allambie Road from two lanes to four lanes
- Improvements to the intersection at Frenchs Forest Road East and Nandi Avenue, allowing left and right turns
- New traffic lights with signalised pedestrian crossings at the intersections of: Widening and upgrading the intersection of Frenchs Forest Road with Wakehurst Parkway
- Forest Way and Naree Road
- Naree Road, Rabbett Street and Frenchs Forest Road West
- Frenchs Forest Road West and the new access to the hospital opposite Gladys Avenue
- Frenchs Forest Road East and Romford Road
- Frenchs Forest Road East, Patanga Road and Allambie Road
- Widening Wakehurst Parkway from about 330 metres north of the intersection with Frenchs Forest Road to the intersection with Warringah Road
- New bus priority lanes along approaches and departures to the Frenchs Forest Road intersection with Wakehurst Parkway
- Widening Allambie Road to the north of the intersection with Warringah Road to include additional turning lanes into Frenchs Forest Road East from Allambie Road
- Widening and upgrading the intersection of Warringah Road and Allambie Road
- Widening Warringah Road from around 700 metres east of the intersection with Allambie Road and Courtley Street
- New traffic lights, to be triggered by buses only, to enable buses to cross the eastbound lanes of Warringah Road to enter Frenchs Forest Road East from the median lane on Warringah Road in the westbound direction
- A left-in and left-out access on Warringah Road opposite Hilmer Street to provide an additional access point to the hospital
- Retain keep clear at Bantry Bay Lane.
Key features of the Stage 2 Network Enhancement Work
Proposed Warringah Road underpass
The Stage 2 Network Enhancement Work would involve widening on the southern side of Warringah Road from west of Fitzpatrick Avenue to west of Allambie Road and include:
- Providing four through lanes on Warringah Road (two lanes in each direction for east-west traffic) within a grade separated underpass (open slot) for about 1.3 kilometres. The underpass would be below ground level and below the intersections with Forest Way, Hilmer Street and Wakehurst Parkway
- Providing entry and exit points to and from the underpass at:
- Warringah Road near Fitzpatrick Avenue East (western side)
- Warringah Road about 350 metres east of the Wakehurst Parkway grade separated intersection (eastern side)
- Providing a two-lane on-ramp (merging into one lane) from Wakehurst Parkway (southbound) into the underpass (westbound).
Proposed Warringah Road surface roads
The Stage 2 Network Enhancement Work would involve widening on the southern side of Warringah Road from west of Fitzpatrick Avenue East to west of Allambie Road to have surface level lanes for the length of the proposal including:
- Eastbound travel lanes on the southern side of Warringah Road
- Eastbound travel lanes on the northern side of Warringah Road
- Traffic using the Warringah Road underpass would travel below the intersections with Forest Way, Hilmer Street and Wakehurst Parkway. These intersections would form a surface level bridge for local access
- Upgrading/adjusting existing intersections of Warringah Road with Fitzpatrick Avenue East, Rodborough Road and Allambie Road.
Other proposed surface road upgrades
The Stage 2 Network Enhancement Work would also include:
- Widening Wakehurst Parkway from the intersection of Warringah Road to south of Aquatic Drive
- Providing a new connection at Aquatic Drive including the following movements:
- Right in from Wakehurst Parkway (northbound)
- Left in from Wakehurst Parkway (southbound)
- Left out from Aquatic Drive onto Wakehurst Parkway (southbound).
Proposed upgrades for pedestrians and cyclists
The Stage 2 Network Enhancement Work would also include:
- Providing new shared bridges (pedestrian and cyclist):
- Across Warringah Road west of the intersection of Forest Way (removal and replacement of the existing pedestrian bridge)
- Across Warringah Road on the western side of the intersection with Hilmer Street (new pedestrian bridge)
- Removing the existing pedestrian crossing on Warringah Road at Hilmer Street
- Providing shared paths (pedestrian and cyclist) and footpaths on sections of Warringah Road, Wakehurst Parkway, Forest Way, Aquatic Drive and Allambie Road.
Location Profile – Sydney
The Harbour City, Bondi Beach, Opera House, Kings Cross, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Finance, Business, Tourism, Retail, Manufacturing, NRL, AFL, Cricket, Surf, Boating, Fishing, Cycling, Parks, Museums, Arts & Culture, Shopping, Beaches, National Parks, Live Music
Population: 4.391, 674 (Greater Sydney ABS 2011)
Sydney – Rents as at Jul 2012
2 bed 1 bath – $260 – $900
3 bed 1 bath – $280 – $1200
4 bed 2 bath – $310 – $1750
Sydney – House Prices at at Jul 2012
2 bed 1 bath – $190,000 – $1.300,000
3 bed 1 bath – $ 230,000– $2.200,000
4 bed 2 bath – $285,000 – $4.225,000
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Companies Involved with the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Enhancement Project
Ferro vial York (JV) – The Ferrovial York joint venture (FYJV) has been engaged to deliver the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Enhancement project on behalf of Roads and Maritime. Full construction activities will start on 14 December 2015.
Various Subcontractors – This section will be updated as new announcements are made.
Cribhut Premium – For the latest announcements, Major Project, Shut-down and Even-time roster jobs
Occupations Required at the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Enhancement Project
- Civil Building Trades
- Electrical Trades
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Enhancement Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or NSW Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
- Safely Working at Heights – for EWP workers
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
- Dogging/Rigging/Scaffolding tickets
- CPR and First Aid Certificate
Interstate Licence Recognition
A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition
Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Enhancement Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.
At this stage of the project there are no EBA’s are available. As the EBA’s are released this section will be updated.
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