Central Coast Council will shortly commence stabilisation work on the $2,807,000 Avoca Beach Southern Foreshore Redevelopment
The works, funded by the NSW State Government and set to start April 30th, will improve the infrastructure and amenity of the area as well as to deliver important coastal protection and rehabilitation works to stabilise the foreshore.
Council Director, Assets, Infrastructure and Business, Mike Dowling, said that the upgrades will provide the community and visitors with a safer and more accessible foreshore and will take place in two stages.
“Stage 1 of the works will include building a new and more substantial rock wall next to the rock pool to stabilise the foreshore and prevent further erosion, move the drainage outlet to the eastern end of the rock pool, renew the existing walkway between the surf club and eastern rock shelf and general landscaping”, Mr Dowling said.
“Stage 2 will include rebuilding the small rock wall and a new larger ramp near the surf club, upgrading the beachfront walkway and additional landscaping.”
Mayor Jane Smith said the project was one rated as a high priority by the community when asked to vote on these projects in late 2016 and will increase the safety and amenity of the foreshore area.
“Stronger Communities Funding is a great example of how Council can work together with the NSW State Government to deliver great outcomes for the community,” Mayor Smith said.
“Once all stages are complete, the foreshore improvement works will deliver much needed practical improvements to the area including foreshore stabilisation, a renewed walkway, stepped seating, disability access and mobility ramp.”
“Avoca Beach is a very popular area for our residents and visitors alike and these works will ensure the area can remain vibrant and continue to deliver for the community as one of the Coast’s most iconic and historic hamlets,” she said.
Council will work with the contractors to minimise the impacts the works will have on foreshore users and has scheduled major work to avoid the peak holiday season from November to February.
A drop-in Information Session will be held for the community to find out about these exciting redevelopments and to gain an understanding of the timelines and the works involved.
This session will be held on Thursday 5 April at Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club between 4pm to 8pm.
Planning is also underway to upgrade the drainage system in Avoca Bowl and works will take place in stages over the next five years subject to Council’s yearly capital works budgets.
Details about the project can be found at https://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/Avoca_Beach_MasterPlan