Improving safety and parking at Half Moon Bay

19 January 2018

With the weather getting warmer, Half Moon Bay in Black Rock is hotting up as a summer destination for locals and visitors alike.

We recently sought community feedback on a range of ideas in a new Masterplan to protect and enhance the Half Moon Bay foreshore area between Potter Street and Arkaringa Crescent. The draft Masterplan will be presented to Council in early 2019.

In the meantime, to improve pedestrian and beach visitor safety as well as traffic and parking at Half Moon Bay over summer 2018/19 we will be trialling a number of improvements to:

Parking - temporary signage will be installed on Beach Road directing Half Moon Bay beach visitors to the B13 Love Street car park. Boating visitors will be directed to Cerberus Way. This will reduce traffic congestion and improve public safety in the lower B14 car park on busy days.

Beach safety - temporary signage will be installed on the beach at Red Bluff and White Cliffs to highlight the risks of rock fall from the unstable cliffs above and advise against proceeding beyond. This is aimed at improving public safety on the beach and cliff area.

Pedestrian safety – new line markings and pedestrian crossings on Cerberus Way, through the top B15 to lower B14 car parks and in front of the Yacht Club will help to improve pedestrian safety. The line marking will make allowance for boat rigging and launching and Black Rock Yacht Club’s weekend sailing events.

A designated boat trailer waiting area will also be line marked in the B14 car park for boat ramp queuing and to reduce congestion for through traffic.

Removable bollards will be installed to restrict public vehicle access past the Cerberus Beach House.

These initiatives are aimed at improving pedestrian and beach visitor safety. A review of their effectiveness will be done prior to the Red Bluff to Half Moon Bay Masterplan being presented to Council in 2019.