Bathers Way CRG Expressions of Interest

City of Newcastle

Expressions of Interest are now open to community members looking to participate in the Community Reference Group (CRG) for the upgrade of the next section of the iconic Bathers Way shared path running through King Edward Park.

CRG members will act as a consultative body providing insights to the project team on current usage and opportunities for improvement, and also providing feedback on the design. CRG members play a vital role in sharing information to other members of the community, including the stakeholder groups they represent.

The project will transform the section of Bathers Way between Strzelecki Lookout and South Newcastle Beach, creating a more accessible shared path through the state heritage-listed King Edward Park, and affirming the Bathers Way’s status as a drawcard destination for locals and tourists.

Tenders for a principal design consultant to build upon an existing concept layout for the upgrade will close on 31 January, with renewed concept designs expected to be completed mid-year.

The upgrade will include renewal of King Edward Park’s amenities building, and improvements to connections between the lawn, rotunda and the popular Garside Gardens area of the Park.

A key feature of the project is the construction of an Aboriginal art installation, which seeks to educate visitors on the Aboriginal significance of the site – while more comfortable viewing areas will enhance the overall visitor experience with the addition of more shade and seating.

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