Central Coast Council has announced its plans to redevelop Woy Woy wharf.
The $5.32 million redevelopment is the largest wharf project undertaken by Council.
Its design features a floating pontoon to adapt to most tide and weather conditions.
Council director Mr Borris Bolgoff said the new wharf would deliver substantial benefits for Woy Woy and the Central Coast.
“Accessibility for community members who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices has been a priority throughout the design process.” he said.
The new wharf would include a wheelchair lifting facility on the pontoon for recreational boat users.
It would also include solar lighting, a covered gangway and passenger shelter, decking made from recycled plastic and a dedicated fishing wharf.
The pathway along part of The Boulevarde and Brisbane Water Drive would be widened and include a cantilevered section.
Mayor Lisa Matthews said the project was a great example of Council and the NSW Government working together to deliver for the Central Coast.
“The new Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf will deliver far reaching benefits for the Woy Woy community, residents who use ferry services to commute and the broader Central Coast community,” Mayor Matthews said.
“Thanks to a significant funding injection form the NSW Government, Council will deliver a wharf that will become a major attraction for locals and tourists alike.
“It shows how great things can and do happen when different levels of government work together and hand-in-hand with the community.”
Ferry services will use the adjacent Commercial Wharf during the construction period and will continue as scheduled.
Council is working closely with ferry services and nearby businesses and stakeholders to minimise impact during this important project.
Community members can have their say on the new Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf and other exciting projects and plans through ‘Let’s Talk Woy Woy’ from Monday 28 October to Monday 2 December 2019.
Feedback can be provided by attending one of two Drop-In Information Sessions on Thursday 21 November 2019 at 10am-2pm or 4-7.30pm at the Country Women’s Association, The Boulevarde, Woy Woy or by clicking ‘Let’s Talk Woy Woy’ at yourvoiceourcoast.com
Source: Boris Bolgoff, Central Coast Council, October 25, 2019.
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