Central Coast Council will hold a drop in community information session at the Copacabana Surf Club on Thursday 12 April to update the community on work underway to formalise a new segment of the 5 Lands Walk route.
Council has secured Federal funding to construct 660 metres of stairs and pathways that will ultimately connect the lower Winney Bay Reserve area to the top of the sea cliff near Captain Cook Lookout.
Central Coast Mayor Jane Smith said there had been some concerns in the community about the works and the meeting was a chance to better understand and address the community’s concerns.
“The new section of path will improve safety along an already well used trail through the Winney Bay reserve, and better discourage access through areas of greater environmental sensitivity,” said Mayor Smith.
“It will also better integrate our natural and built environments creating a great recreational opportunity to really get out and enjoy what makes the Coast a great place to be.”
“Some vegetation, mostly weeds, has been cleared, but as well as the new pathway the area will be regenerated to protect the natural environment well into the future.”
Funding for this project was provided by the Federal Government through the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment program.
Federal Member for Robertson Mrs Lucy Wicks said the upgrade is fantastic news for the local community and the many tourists who visit the location every year.
“It’s great to see the next step in upgrading the Five Lands Walk track, which is fast becoming one of the Central Coast’s most iconic destinations,” Ms Wicks said.
“This inspiring project is part of our $2.2 million Environment Plan for the Robertson electorate, which the Coalition is delivering in partnership with the Central Coast Council, the NSW Government and community groups who make the Five Lands Walk possible.
“I’m proud that this Government is helping the Five Lands Walk connect people to people, and people to place, for generations to come.”
The 5 Lands Walk is a day-long community event along the Central Coast coastline from Macmasters Beach through to Copacabana, North Avoca and Terrigal. The event attracts up to 16,000 people annually.
The drop in community information session will be held between 6.30pm and 8.30pm on Thursday 12 April at the Copacabana Surf Club.