The much-loved Crescent Head landmark Little Nobby will be given a boost as work begins to rehabilitate the headland.
Little Nobby’s popularity over many years has caused extensive erosion and deterioration to its natural beauty, however Kempsey Shire Council is set to begin work on the area laid out in the Crescent Head Public Domain Plan.
Council will work with a team of landscape architects to create a detailed vision and strategy to restore, regenerate and maintain Little Nobby to fulfil the vision “to conserve the natural beauty and environment.”
Kempsey Shire Council Director Operations and Planning, Robert Fish, says the design phase will focus on continuing the natural flow of the current foreshore path without impeding the visual character of Little Nobby.
“Currently the main route for walkers is to just track up the middle of the headland, which has a significant impact on its condition,” said Mr Fish.
“Having a designated footpath will help regenerate vegetation. The location for the footpath will be on the southern side of the headland. As people make their way up, they will be able to use platforms to take in a sequence of views including Big Nobby, the northern coast and board riders surfing into the beach.”
Crescent Head residents expressed their concern about the state of the headland, in Council workshops, particularly the areas that are heavily used and the uneven ground caused by weather.
Residents and Council staff agreed that it was important to change user behaviours as well as addressing the condition of the headland.
The work on Little Nobby is only one part of the work being undertaken as part of the Crescent Head Public Domain Plan