About the Project

Bass Coast Shire has appointed contractors SR Excavations after a competitive annual supply process to renew an existing concrete bridge along the Rail Trail located approximately 3.2 kilometres east of Mouth of Powlett Road, and 450 metres west of Station Street, Dalyston.

Construction will begin the week of 23 October 2023 and is anticipated to be completed late November, subject to favourable weather, contractor and supplier availability.

  • The renewal works will maintain the rail trail connection from Phillip Island to Wonthaggi. The bridge which has been in service for many years and has encountered damaged due to age and wear and tear.
  • The rail trail is a popular destination for cycling, mountain biking and walking, improving the bridge will ensure safer passage for users and continued promotion of health and fitness among the community for many years to come.
  • Construction will also allow Council to support local jobs and businesses.

These works are funded by Council in the order of $200,000.

  • Removal and replacement of existing timber decked bridge with new concrete bridge.
  • The Rail Trail will be closed between the Mouth of Powlett Road carpark and Station Street, Dalyston during this period. Notice of closures will be placed at the Mouth of Powlett Road car park, Kilcunda car park, Pony Club car park and Station Street, Dalyston and on the rail track before Station Street (see image attached) to detour users.
  • Appropriate traffic and pedestrian control measures will be implemented onsite during these works. This will be a construction zone and for your own safety and others, there will be some access restrictions, part of the track closures and detours. Our staff and contractor will notify nearby residents, businesses and user groups who may be impacted by these works. We appreciate that these works may present an inconvenience and we ask for your patience during these times. Our contractor will make every effort to minimise disruptions to rail trail users. As always, emergency vehicle access to properties will be maintained at all times.
  • The use of heavy plant and machinery including noisy and vibration works for construction including saw cutting, use of trucks for removal or delivery of materials.

Progress Photos