A section of Bouddi National Park’s popular coastal walking track was closed for two days this week to allow 30 helicopter deliveries of building materials for a major upgrade underway to provide a better visitor experience.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Director Hunter Central Coast, Kylie Yeend, said a section of the track between Putty Beach and Maitland Bay was temporarily closed.
“Stretching from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach in its entirety, the Bouddi Coastal Walking Track is one of the most popular on the Central Coast with around 200,000 visitors each year,” Yeend said.
“It showcases a stunning array of bushland, rock formations and ocean vistas.
“This project will significantly enhance the existing track to improve safety, reduce erosion and provide a better visitor experience.
“The track is subject to erosion from the coastal environment, weather impacts and pedestrian usage, and these works will improve its longevity and assist with future maintenance.
“Visitors are also reminded of COVID-19 guidelines and to ensure social distancing rules are followed.”
A National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) spokesperson said staff would try to keep the track open during the maintenance works to allow visitors to continue to enjoy walking along the coast.
“However, further temporary closures of some track sections may be required to ensure the safety of NPWS staff and park visitors during construction stages,” the spokesperson said.
Park visitors are asked to check for any closures at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts.
Source: Media release, Apr 28, and media statement, Apr 29, 2020 National Parks and Wildlife Service