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Open spaces and places

Shelly Beach clean up

We have 17 beaches, 69 playgrounds and 70 reserves to maintain and manage. Many of these have been impacted by the recent flood event and we are working round the clock to clean up and repair our public spaces, so our community can return to using them as soon as possible. 

Port Macquarie:

  • Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve - Closed, ¾  of the reserve is closed due to damage to boardwalks and bridges damaged
  • McInherney Park - limited access due to sediment throughout reserve
  • Port Macquarie Rowing Club has sediment throughout the reserve
  • Doctors Walk (Coastal Walk) - Closed due to land slips
  • Nobbys Beach - Due to be complete on 16 April
  • Ferry Reserve - Closed


  • Rocks Ferry Reserve and playground - Closed
  • Allen Road Playground - Closed

Telegraph Point:

  • Log Wharf Reserve - Closed, many assets damaged.


  • Sancrox Reserve and playground - Closed, including playground reserve and tennis court

Kendall / Kew:

  • Norrie Reserve - half of the park is fenced off due to erosion, this includes tables and BBQ
  • Kew Playground - Closed

Laurieton / North Haven / Dunbogan:

  • Queens Lake boardwalk - Closed, Sailing Club to Sirius Drive section at Lakewood and Pelican Court to Seltin Glenn
  • Bunnys Corner Reserve playground - Closed
  • Castle Street Playground - Closed
  • Washhouse Beach - Open

Bonny Hills:

  • Bartlett’s Beach - Closed, pedestrian access is blocked off due to landslips.


  • Ellenborough Reserve - Closed, access to the river at the back of the reserve is currently closed due to erosion.

This page was last updated on: 16 April 2021