August 20 - 26, 2017: Issue 326
Funds For Pittwater Foreshore And Pedestrian Improvements
Taylors Point Wharf
Funds For Pittwater Foreshore And Pedestrian Improvements18 August 2017
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced NSW Government funding to support the introduction of foreshore and pedestrian safety improvements at Palm Beach, Careel Bay and Clareville.
$1 million will be provided to Northern Beaches Council to help accelerate the implementation of approved masterplans and community initiated pedestrian improvements in these areas.
The projects include the Palm Beach (South) Landscape Masterplan, Careel Bay Foreshore Masterplan (Stage 2) and the extension of the Hudson Parade Footpath Project between Clareville Beach and Taylors Point.
“These projects will deliver a range of aesthetic and pedestrian safety improvements,” Rob Stokes said today.
“Northern Beaches Council is currently working through these key projects and I’m delighted the NSW Government is able to support their delivery.
“The Palm Beach South Landscape Masterplan has recently been adopted by Council and aims to improve foreshore access and amenity in this iconic area of our community.
“The project has the strong support of the Palm Beach and Whale Beach Association and I’ve recently discussed with them their desire to see funding made available at the earliest opportunity.
“Stage two of the Careel Bay Foreshore Masterplan expands upon work completed in 2015 and will see additional pedestrian infrastructure, landscaping and foreshore stability improvements introduced.
“The NSW Government contributed to the first stage of the project through the Better Boating Program and since then the community has been keen to see the second phase of works get underway.
“Extensive footpath improvements were introduced along Hudson Parade in Clareville during 2014 – but there’s a missing link that’s been identified by the community that until now hasn’t been funded.
“With the NSW Government soon to increase the frequency of public transport services operating through the Clareville area – completing this footpath project will have multiple benefits for surrounding residents.
“The project will help enable Clareville residents to leave their cars at home, reducing vehicle impact on the Avalon Beach shopping precinct.
“All three initiatives have been strongly sought after and supported by our community – so it’s fantastic the NSW Government is able to partner with Northern Beaches Council to help see them delivered,” Rob Stokes said.
Careel Bay Foreshore before and after