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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. 

BBQ facilities throughout the region were affected by flood waters.  Approximately 20 BBQs have been closed in our reserves with relevant signposting at effected sites.

Port Macquarie:

  • Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve - Closed, ¾  of the reserve is closed due to damage to boardwalks and bridges damaged
  • Ferry Reserve - Closed


  •  Rocks Ferry Reserve and playground - Closed

 Telegraph Point

  • Log Wharf Reserve  - Open  | Fish cleaning tables - Closed | Public amenities - Closed | Limited picnic shelters


  •  Sancrox Reserve sports field - Closed (playground open) 

 Kendall / Kew:

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

 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
  • North Brother Mountain Lookout - Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive closed indefinitely

 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: 02 June 2021