Works underway for new Soldiers Point revetment wall to protect coastline

Port Stephen

Construction of a new revetment rock wall and path along a section of Soldiers Point foreshore, north of the existing marina has commenced.

Construction of the new revetment rock wall at Soldiers Point

The new rock revetment wall will help stabilise the area, which is currently experiencing coastal erosion and provide a safer connection between the boat ramp, car park and the marina.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says the works are essential to protect and conserve our coastline.

“We must stabilise this area to ensure the safety of our community which is paramount to Port Stephens Council.

“The works will also ensure we protect our unique landscape and significant Aboriginal Place to conserve its cultural significance.

“The upgrades will also improve accessibility for the local community and visitors to the area around the headland,” he said.

The project has been funded by both Port Stephens Council and the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund.

The works will be undertaken by a specialised sub-contractor experienced in working in the sensitive coastal environment and are expected to be complete by early June 2021.

Works are also planned at Spencer Park in Soldiers Point later in the year, which is set to be overhauled with a $280,000 upgrade thanks to funding from the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund and Port Stephens Council.

The planned works will see Spencer Park receive a brand new playground, amenities, pathways and additional park furniture.

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