Construction of Terrigal Boardwalk and works to upgrade the existing rockpool is now in its final stage and due for completion by April 2021.
This project will deliver many social, heath and economic benefits for our community. The boardwalk will significantly improve pedestrian access between Terrigal Beach promenade and The Haven – providing a safe and more accessible route around the headland and new attraction for our community and visitors to enjoy.
Terrigal, like many other tourist hot spots on the coast, has taken a hit during COVID restrictions in 2020 but this boardwalk and upgrade rockpool will be a great new drawcard which will help give local businesses and the economy a much-needed boost.
The 277-metre-long boardwalk has been designed to complement the natural environment and will be composed of materials that can withstand the elements to ensure longevity and ease of maintenance. The design includes a viewing platform, integrated seating, lighting and access to the rock platforms and smooth integration with the existing walkways either end, which creates a continuous link to the town centre.
Restoration works to the rockpool include the replacement of the rockpool foundations and walls, construction of an access ramp to replace the existing stairs and linking this area with the new boardwalk and existing pathways.
From community consultation activities we know the majority of our community and local businesses support the boardwalk project, and Council has incorporated the feedback received on the draft concepts into the final design. In addition, all studies and an environmental assessment was considered to ensure all impacts and risks have been considered before finalising the concept plans.
The Terrigal Boardwalk project is jointly funded by Central Coast Council ($2.9M) and the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund ($2.98M).
The Terrigal rockpool renovation project is supported by the NSW Government with a $250,000 grant from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
Construction on the project was underway in April 2020 with an anticipated completion date by January 2021, however the schedule was impacted by a series of weather or other unforeseen events, which has pushed the completion to April 2021.
The delivery of this project has been planned to minimise inconvenience, ensure safety and reduce the construction impact on residents, local businesses and tourists.
During the construction period, access to the area around the footprint of the boardwalk and rockpool will be restricted, plus a small section of the Terrigal Haven carpark will be closed. Users of the foreshore areas are advised to adhere to onsite signage and not to enter the construction area.
For more bacground information, concept designs, FAQs and project updates go to yourvoiceourcoast.com
The project was initially due for completion by early January 2021. What caused the delay?
The project schedule has been affected by a series of weather events and other unforeseen events related such as material delivery delays due to COVID and wharf disputes. An updated schedule is anticipating completion for April 2020.