Lake Macquarie Shoreline Improvements

Filed under Council, Lake Macquarie LGA, News ~ by Press on  21 Dec 2018

Three of Lake Macquarie’s most popular waterfront locations are ready for Christmas and beyond.

Pictured ~ Green Point fig tree venue, Lake Macquarie 2018

Upgrades of foreshore stretches at Belmont, Pelican and Warners Bay are completed, with new furniture, paths and shore stabilisation.

Community Assets Section Manager Brendan Callander said all three projects were designed to provide a more inviting, user-friendly and environmentally sustainable foreshore for the community.

Between them, these three stretches of foreshore welcome tens of thousands of visitors every year,” Mr Callander said.

The improvements we’ve undertaken make the most of their stunning outlooks, and add features that encourage greater use and enjoyment.”

At Belmont, a 70m section of Green Point Reserve has undergone foreshore stabilisation to prevent erosion towards the shared path winding along the water’s edge.

The $400,000 project also includes installation of a new handrail and landscaping, to be completed in early 2019.

New seating is installed in the reserve, close to a fig tree popular for wedding ceremonies.

A 90m section of foreshore north of the Pelican boat ramp was stabilised by sandstone blocks and sand, with new turf laid in the adjacent reserve.

Work is completed at the southern end of Pelican foreshore, rebuilding three rock groynes and renourishing the shoreline with sand.

At Warners Bay, $3.5 million worth of foreshore improvements include two new all-weather plazas, a new viewing area at North Creek, installation of new seating and shelters and new tree plantings.

This project also included construction of a 90m sandstone seawall, completing a 160m stretch of seawall that now stabilises and beautifies this very popular section of the lake’s foreshore,” Mr Callander said.

All works at Warners Bay were funded by local development contributions.

Council will continue to assess and prioritise further foreshore works around our beautiful lake in 2019 and beyond.”

Lake Macquarie’s 174km of shoreline makes it one of the largest saltwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere.

[Images credit: Lake Macquarie City Council media unit]

Above ~ Green Point foreshore stabilisation, Lake Macquarie 2018

L-R McGuinness siblings Jaydel (9), Kyrell (4) and Lakiyah (6) race along the Pelican foreshore ~ Pelican shoreline stabilisation, Lake Macquarie 2018

Above ~ Pelican shoreline stabilisation, Lake Macquarie 2018
Below ~ Three views of Warners Bay shoreline improvements, Lake Macquarie 2018

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