Terrigal Boardwalk opens April 14

Artists impression of the proposed boardwalk at Terrigal.Artists impression of the proposed boardwalk at Terrigal.

Love it or hate it, the controversial Terrigal Boardwalk will be officially opened for public use on April 14.

Some eager residents jumped the gun, posting pictures on social media as they tried out the new walkway linking Terrigal Beach to The Haven on the weekend of March 27-28, prompting a warning from Central Coast Council that it was still under construction.

The $5.8M project has been in the pipeline for years, with concept designs first going out for community feedback in November 2018.

Following several modifications, community opinion remained divided, with Council surveys showing that of 688 written submissions received, 52 per cent expressed general support for the proposal while 48 per cent expressed a lack of support.

In March last year, a contract was awarded and construction began in April.

In February this year, word came that the installation of hardwood decking boards along the entire length of the 277m boardwalk had been finished.

Since then, work has proceeded with the installation of LED lighting within the hardwood handrail, electrical work undertaken, the installation of a hardwood bench at the viewing platform and concreting work to connect the boardwalk to the existing footpath at The Haven.

“Every part of the boardwalk has been designed to complement the natural environment and will be composed of materials that can withstand the elements to ensure its longevity into the future,” Terrigal MP, Adam Crouch, said.

“After waiting many years for this dream to become a reality, I am delighted to confirm that the Terrigal Boardwalk will open to the community on Wednesday, April 14.

The boardwalk includes integrated seating, lighting and a viewing platform and has been jointly funded with $2.98M from the NSW Government’s Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund and $2.9M from Central Coast Council.

Terry Collins

7 Comments on "Terrigal Boardwalk opens April 14"

  1. Ray Isaacs | April 5, 2021 at 1:05 pm |

    Is there a births, deaths section for funeral notices

  2. Andrew Ball | April 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm |

    Can’t wait! we will be walking on the Boardwalk the day that it opens.
    Brilliant improvement and an excellent quality easy link from the Main Beach to the Haven.

    This is a no brainer.
    Huge benefit to all locals and visitors.

    Money very well spent and what a Great investment.

    10/10, 100% Fabulous!

  3. Rachel Hopkins | April 14, 2021 at 7:05 am |

    What time on Wednesday 14th April is the boardwalk at Terrigal opening?

  4. Craig Dunlop | April 14, 2021 at 2:18 pm |

    Agree with Rachel – what time opening as 30 minutes ago it was closed.

  5. David Worly | April 15, 2021 at 7:49 am |

    Why did it cost so much? I just can’t get my head around this figure.
    Sure, it looks great and I’d like to see one built going around to the bridge on Ocean View Rd, but.. $6m!

  6. Cornelis de Jong | April 15, 2021 at 9:47 am |

    6 million spend on the boardwalk at Terrigal. Why can we not spend that kind of money on The Entrance? Everytime we get heavy rain for days at Tuggerah Lakes we get flooded. We need a permanent opening at The Entrance. It will do the Lakes lots of good and clean out the system. It will bring the visitors as well.
    Please consider this for the next project.
    Thank you

  7. I hope the 48% of people who objected to the boardwalk stay away, and let the rest of the community, tourists and business owners enjoy the benefits of this great structure.

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