Work on stage two of the redevelopment of the Stuarts Point foreshore area is continuing to progress well.
Two new amenity blocks have been installed in the public reserve and caravan park as well as new footpaths. The paths link the reserve to the shops and Marine Parade, increasing accessibility and safety for residents.
An upgrade of a section of Marine Parade has been completed and has included new kerb and guttering, an upgraded road surface and the construction of a retaining wall to support the road and footpath.
Continuing on from this over the next couple of weeks will see the construction of a disability access ramp from Marine Parade to the public reserve, safety fencing along the retaining wall, and a new office and residence for the holiday park.
Council’s Director of Operations and Planning, Robert Fish, said additional work to come as part of stage two will include several upgrades to the boat ramp area.
“Among those will be the construction of a new boat ramp, fish cleaning station and a viewing and fishing platform at the northern end of the reserve,” he said.
“We’ll also be looking at building a jetty platform and creating beach access adjacent to the footbridge, adding a stage in the public reserve area and more picnic shelters and tables.”
The $3.4 million project is jointly funded by Kempsey Shire Council and the NSW Government under its Restart NSW Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund and Boating Now Program.
The project was identified as a priority in Council’s 2019-20 Operational Plan and 2017-21 Delivery Program and is on track for completion by mid-2020.