Work has officially commenced on the controversial Terrigal boardwalk and viewing platform, linking Terrigal Beach and the adjacent rock pool to The Haven.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the State Government provided $2.9M for the boardwalk and $250,000 for the rock pool.
“A boardwalk at Terrigal has been talked about for decades and I am thrilled that construction is finally underway,” Crouch said.
“The boardwalk will be 277 metres long and includes integrated seating, lighting and a viewing platform.
“It will also improve accessibility around Terrigal, particularly for the elderly, parents with prams and people with disability, who all struggle to walk up the existing steep pathway.
“I know the vast majority of our community strongly supports this project and I want to congratulate Central Coast Council for getting on with the job of delivering this fantastic project that will benefit literally thousands of residents and visitors.”
Council’s Unit Manager, Economic Development and Project Delivery, Jamie Barclay, said that while many activities have come to a standstill in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the boardwalk and rock pool restoration project had been able to continue as planned.
“Council is progressing projects where it is safe to do so, to help boost the local economy and create jobs amid the COVID-19 crisis, and this major project’s construction works will contribute to this,” Barclay said.
“The construction is being undertaken by Land & Marine Ocean Engineering Pty Ltd, a company with existing employees on the Central Coast that provided a commitment, where possible, to employ local Central Coast subcontractors and labourers, as well as sourcing locally supplied equipment and materials.
“We are grateful to the NSW Government for funding this project which will create a new attraction for the area and continue to deliver economic benefits.”
Media release, May 1
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch