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Lighthouse Road Upgrade

Lighthouse Road Upgrade Completion

The upgrade to Lighthouse Road from Matthew Flinders Drive through to Tacking Point Lighthouse was completed on 5 September 2019.

The project involved the widening and resurfacing of the road, the installation of new kerb and guttering and the upgrade of stormwater infrastructure. Much needed improvements, including formalising the lower carpark also took place, and a new pedestrian footpath now runs from Davis Crescent through to the existing elevated viewing platform.

The Lighthouse Road upgrade was a $1.58 million project, with $540,000 funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and $1.04 million contributed by Council. The project was delivered by our staff and Eire Constructions, under budget and well ahead of the end of September 2019 timeline.

Project Updates

  • Lighthouse Road update: 25 July 2019

    Lighthouse Road Upgrade

    The works are progressing well to date and we have completed:

    • Stormwater drainage upgrade
    • Installation of the 320m watermain replacement (including all testing)
    • Majority of subsoil drainage installations
    The following works are planned for August:
    • Watermain connection
    • Pavement reconstruction of the full length of works
    • Commencement of kerb and gutter and footpath works
    • Matthew Flinders Drive Intersection rehabilitation (mid-August). Detours will be set up via Bangalay Drive and Watonga Street and we will notify residents of these detours closer to when they will occur.


  • Lighthouse road update: 19th June 2019

    From Wednesday 19th June 2019 Lighthouse Road from Matthew Flinders Drive to the lighthouse will be closed to allow for the planned upgrade to commence.

    The upgrade will include widening and resurfacing of the road, kerb and guttering, car parking improvements, stormwater upgrades and the provision of a pedestrian footpath from Davis Crescent to the existing elevated platform, thereby improving safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

    For those wishing to see the migrating whales please take advantage of Port Macquarie’s other great vantage points at:


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This page was last updated on: 13 September 2019