Beach to Beach Shared Path

Beach to Beach Riverwalk Footpath

The Beach to Beach Shared Path is a community-driven project for an 11km continuous shared pathway between North Haven breakwall and Pilot Beach in the Camden Haven.

We have been working in partnership with the Beach to Beach Pathway Committee and their volunteers to develop a shared pathway that is accessible for all abilities, provides an easy and safe way to get around, integrates with the environment, and links North Haven, Laurieton and Dunbogan.

The first sections of the pathway were constructed in 2003 on the Laurieton side of the Camden Haven Inlet. 

In May 2020, we engaged Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) to design the remaining sections of the pathway and prepare the EIS required for construction. From 19 November to 22 December 2020, we shared the concept designs for the remaining pathway sections with the community for feedback.

As the project progressed, we undertook additional flora and fauna surveys and engineering investigations to ensure that we can fully identify the impact of the project to the environment and that we put in place appropriate control measures to minimise these impacts.

With consideration of community feedback, detailed designs and the EIS were developed for the remaining sections, and a DA submitted and approved by Council. An engagement report was prepared which included comments from PMHC and KBR in response to submissions.

In October 2023 Eire Construction Pty Ltd was awarded the construction contract for Stage D3 and works commenced in the same month. The construction of the stormwater, water main and concrete paths will be completed before Christmas 2023 with the boardwalk installation taking place in April 2024.  Full completion of this D3 stage is expected before end June 2024 (weather permitting).

Section D3 received $2,985,464 in funding through the NSW Government’s Get NSW Active Program.

Project benefits

  • 11km of shared path connecting North haven, Laurieton, and Camden Head.
  • Improved pedestrian safety through provision of a formalised off-road shared user path.
  • Promotion of healthy activities and exercise within the local community.
  • Raised boardwalk featuring LED lighting.
  • Improved local active transportation network, encouraging non-motor vehicle travel in the Community.

Upcoming stages

The next steps and dates in the Beach to Beach Shared Path project include:

Activity Timeframe  Status
Draft environmental studies and completing additional fauna site surveys  July 2021 Completed
Finalise detailed design for all sections and completion of Environmental Reports August - September 2021 Completed
Submission of DA for Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) assessment and determination. Opportunity for community feedback October 2021 Completed
Expected DA determination announcement from NRPP  June - July 2022 Completed
DA and EIS approved July 2022 Completed
Tendering of section D3 2022/23 Completed
Award of Construction contract Oct 2023 Completed
 Additional funding and construction commencement of remaining pathways

 

2023/24 Onwards Upcoming