New protection structures, Southern end of Mitchell Street seawall

We are delivering a range of emergency repairs and long-term works to help manage, maintain and preserve Stockton's coastline.

The Stockton CMP 2020 outlined a series of short and long-term actions. These actions include construction of more protection structures, which are required to shield the shoreline and reduce the chance of inundation during large swells.

This work is progressing in stages: 

  • New seawall - Complete 
  • Rock bags - Underway 

What are we currently building?

Following the completion of the new seawall, work has now commenced on a rock bag structure extending 50 metres south, towards The Pines.

Where is the work located?

The new seawall is located along the footway behind the Stockton Beach escarpment, opposite the houses running from 189 to 209 Mitchell Street. 

The rock bag structure will run from the Southern end of the new seawall, along the beach in front of the existing vegetation. It will eventually link to future works to extend the rock bag structure to the central beach access point, preventing the exposure of further historic building material located under The Pines. 

When did construction start?  

Construction of the seawall commenced in September 2023. Placement of rock bags commenced in May 2024 following the completion of the seawall.  

Construction of the 50-metre rock bag structure is estimated to be completed in mid 2024.  

How might the work affect you? 

The work will involve truck movements and the use of machinery which generates some noise, vibration and dust. We will make every effort to minimise the impact and ensure noisy activities do not commence before 7am. 

These works will require closure of a section of the beach to ensure public safety and to aid in protecting the area from further erosion. 

Activities will be staged to minimise disruption where possible. 

We will continue to work with Worimi Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAP) to ensure these works respect the significance of the Stockton coastline to the Worimi people, and protects their heritage. 

What impact will the work have on the use of Mitchell Street? 

During construction, Mitchell Street will remain open under traffic control. The south bound travel lane and seaward parking lane will be impacted during our works, with detours in place. Traffic controllers will be present to allow traffic flow and resident access on the remaining northbound lane. In instances where access will be temporarily impacted, local residents will be notified within a reasonable timeframe to park vehicles in an accessible space. 

Garbage bin collections will not be impacted. 

Will parking conditions change once the work is complete? 

Parking along Mitchell Street, opposite houses 191 to 207, which was previously 90-degree angle parking, will be changed to parallel parking. This change will enhance pedestrian connectivity to the beach by providing a widened grassed verge and improving road user safety.  

How are the new protection structures funded? 

The project has been co-funded by the NSW Government via a grant from the Coastal and Estuary Grants Program. 

What’s happening at the area near The Pines? 

Design and assessments are currently underway for future work to reduce the risk of damage at The Pines.   

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