Ronald Street Footbridge over Edgars Creek, Coburg North - Construction works


The footbridge across Edgar’s Creek near Ronald Street, Coburg North was damaged beyond repair by a flood event in late December 2016.

Council removed all parts of the damaged bridge and engaged a consultant to undertake a feasibility study to investigate options for a replacement bridge and/or formalised path on the west side of Merri Creek linking into Kodak Bridge.

The key requirements for any new or replacement bridge are expressed by Melbourne Water. Melbourne Water is the statutory authority with legal responsibility for all waterways in metropolitan Melbourne and provides the minimum standards for new bridges over its waterways. With this in mind, Melbourne Water’s influence on the bridge design is significant.

Key stages

Public meeting - December 2017

Council conducted a public meeting on 12 December 2017 facilitated by the design consultants to discuss design options. Download the Community Consultation Edgars Creek Pedestrian Bridge Presentation (PDF 9Mb) from the meeting.

Feasibility study - April 2018

The feasibility study to investigate options for a replacement bridge and/or formalised path has been completed and was considered by Council at its meeting on 11 April 2018. Council endorsed to proceed with Option 1B, which is to construct a new bridge at the same location but an altered alignment. Download the April 2018 Council Agenda (DOC 161Mb) and the Feasibility Study Report (including the Vegetation Study Report) (PDF 10Mb) which are attachments to the Council Report.

Following the development of a detailed design and necessary approvals by third parties, Council will carry out a public tender process and following evaluation, a report will be presented to Council to award the contract.

Information evening - November 2018

Council conducted a public meeting on Wednesday 7 November at Harry Atkins Art and Craft Centre, Lake Grove, Coburg North to discuss the various design options for the replacement of the footbridge across Edgars Creek near Ronald Street, Coburg North. 

Download the Edgars Creek - Ronald Street Footbridge - Information evening presentation (PDF 7Mb)

Construction -  April to December 2020

The final design for the replacement of the pedestrian/cycle bridge was considered by Council at its meeting on 11 December 2019.  Council endorsed the design and awarded a contract to construct the bridge subject to a planning permit being issued.  Download the December 2019 Council Agenda (Doc 59 Mb) (DOC 59Mb)and the Edgars Creek- Ronald Street Footbridge Design Plan which is attached to the Council report (Doc 4Mb). (PDF 4Mb)

Construction commenced in April 2020 (following the issuing of a planning permit in on 12 March 2020) and completed in December 2020, the bridge is now open for pedestrian and cyclist use.

Landscaping works are to be undertaken in Autumn 2021 and will be completed by the end of May 2021.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Council’s Engineering Services Coordinator, Joe Carnuccio on 9240 2236 or contact Council.

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