Lookout concept plan open for comment

One of the proposed design features for the new-look Crackneck Lookout

The NSW Government has made a $430,000 funding commitment to the upgrade of Crackneck Lookout at Bateau Bay.

National Parks and Wildlife Service announced in last week’s Chronicle that they were planning to revitalise the lookout precinct in Wyrrabalong National Park with smart new design features and improved facilities.

A draft proposal includes increased pedestrian safety throughout the coastal walk including pathways and accessibility, improvements to car parking and traffic flow as well as a revised layout and landscaping at Crackneck Lookout, the picnic and open spaces.

The concept plan, which is part of the NSW Government’s Improving Access to National Parks program, is open for public comment until October 15.

To receive a copy of the plan, or to make comment, email NPWS Central Coast Manager, Steve Atkins, at npws.centralcoast@environment.nsw.gov.au

Sue Murray

2 Comments on "Lookout concept plan open for comment"

  1. As residents of the area, we are not aligned with the following aspects of the proposed concept.
    1. Food vans – this will increase rubbish and potential pollution within the sea and adjacent bush
    2. Food vans – will impact the local business revenue (already stretched during covid). There are multiple surf clubs that serve food & bev with ocean views and cafes within walking distance at either end of the track
    3. Current visitors taking their domestic pets into this area is already a challenge and difficult to oversee. Increasing car park size and introducing food vans will likely increase their presence. Is there an increased resource planned to manage NPWS requirements.
    Overall, we are not resistant to sharing our space, we think the idea to widen the access road is a great initiative, however leaving things more “natural” within National parks is key.

  2. WARNING ⚠️- Crack neck area needs too be sectioned off. There is massive cracks all thru the cliff.. it’s could crack more & the whole cliff could collapse ..
    — was this caused by the earth quake last week ??
    do not waste $$ on this area . It’s all about to crack up & it could collapse .. PLEASE DO NOT GO THERE .. unless u are a professional.
    Urgent **** Warning ⚠️ ⛔️ this NEEDS TO BE ASSESSED BY ENGINEERS… ASAP .
    DANGER STAY OUT . Watch for large cracks in ground

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