Mungo Brush Road Relocation
Excerpt from Article online Great Lakes Advocate 10/12/19
“A $6.1 million project in Myall Lakes National Park opened this week with the relocation of part of Mungo Brush Road and upgrade of Dark Point car park.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Hunter Central Coast director, Kylie Yeend said the 3.2 kilometre stretch of Mungo Brush Road was relocated due to constant westward shifting of Dark Point sand dune.
“We’ve completed the project right on target,” Ms Yeend said.
“Parking for buses and long-wheel base vehicles in the upgraded Dark Point carpark is now available.
“The sand dunes can be accessed by the walking track which starts near the car park.”
The new sealed, dual lane road runs west alongside the former Mungo Brush Road, linking southern Myall Lakes National Park with Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and Bulahdelah.
“It’s been delivered on time and has made access to the park easier for local residents and visitors alike.””
Project: Mungo Brush Road Relocation
Location: MBR, Hawkes Nest
Client: The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), National Parks and Wildlife Service
Construction of new road pavement for 3.2km through dense bush east of Myall lake, Hawkes Nest where sand dunes were posing an imminent threat of covering the existing road. The project included the following:
- 10 hectares of clearing to new road alignment
- Bulk earthworks cut to fill incl. fill import to facilitate raised pavement profile.
- Bridging layer construction incl. dewatering in accordance with ASSMP and REF
- Mill and recycle old road for regeneration
- Construction of 43,000m2 flexible pavement with 2ct seal incl. upgrade of Dark Point carpark servicing Dark Point Aboriginal place.
- Rock lined culvert crossings incl. tapered swales
- Landscape revegetation and fencing.