Council has endorsed a $4.8m Coastal Walkway plan to re-open gullies and extend the walkway to Field River mouth.
Work for the redevelopment will cost $4.8 million, with Council providing $2.4 million, a figure State Government has matched as part of its stimulus package to deal with the impacts of the coronavirus.
Council temporarily closed 2.5kms of the walkway as a safety precaution in June last year. Council reopened about 2kms of the boardwalk in February following repair work. Gullies will remain closed until rebuilt. Diversions are in place.
Aspect Studios has been engaged to undertake the design for the gullies and new connection of the Field River.
November 2019 - Council endorse $4.8 million Coastal Walkway plan to re-open gullies and extend the walkway to Field River mouth
April 2020 - Council receives State Government funding of $2.4 million
August 2020 - Pre-Design Community Engagement held at Cove Civic Center and online engagement open until 4 September 2020
October 2020 - Phase 1 - Feasibility of options / Survey / Geo technical / Environmental / Cultural / Technical / Cost review / Community Notification on Design option/s
November 2020 - Council Report to endorse Design
December 2020 - Phase 2 - Detailed Design Development and commence construction / Develop Detailed Design / Civil - Structural Design / Technical review / Approvals / Develop construction technical briefs for Tender / Commence construction
June 2022 - Construction works complete and open to the community
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Please follow the link to view the latest: Coastal Walkway Flyer