Council has allocated a total budget of $997,000 for upgrades in accordance with the Coastal Walk Masterplan. Together with Restart NSW Government funding of $765,000 under the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund, the total budget for the project is $1,762,000.
Following completion of the Westport Park Upgrade in November 2018, Stage 1 construction commenced in September 2019 to upgrade the Charlie Upton Walk - Town Beach to Flagstaff Hill. Stage 1 will be completed by Christmas 2019 with Stage 2 constructed after the Christmas Holidays.
Key upgrades to this section include:
Widening of the concrete path including a section of boardwalk;
Disability compliant grades within Stage 1 works;
Upgrade of the existing stairs;
A new viewing platform;
Improved signage and retaining walls; and
Protection and regeneration of natural vegetation to protect against with erosion.
During construction, sections of the walking trail will be closed, with alternative pedestrian routes signposted. The attached layout provides an overview of the proposed works area.
In early 2020, the remaining sections of the Coastal Walk Masterplan will be constructed being Doctors Walk (Oxley Beach to Windmill Hill Reserve) and Kenny Walk (Nobby’s Beach to Shelly Beach). Additional information will be provided as we get closer to construction commencement.
Map of Charlie Uptin Walk to Flagstaff Hill Upgrade4MB pdf(PDF, 4MB)