Central Coast News
Terrigal Boardwalk and Rockpool now open providing a new attraction for visitors and locals to enjoy
Central Coast Council Chief Executive Officer, David Farmer said the boardwalk and rockpool will deliver many social, health and economic benefits for our community.
"The Terrigal Boardwalk and upgraded rockpool will deliver a great visitor drawcard to boost the region's economy whilst providing a safe and inclusive space for social connection and to encourage active lifestyles," Mr Farmer said.
"This infrastructure provides a place where everyone can participate and enjoy this popular ocean front area. I encourage our community to head to Terrigal to check it out, enjoy the fresh air and sample what local businesses have on offer."
The 277-metre-long boardwalk was designed to complement the natural environment and composed of materials that can withstand the elements to ensure longevity and ease of maintenance. The boardwalk features a viewing platform, integrated seating, lighting, access to the rock platforms and smooth integration with the existing walkways either end. The boardwalk creates an accessible continuous link from The Haven to Terrigal's town centre.
The restored rockpool is sure to be popular with local families and is now easy to access. An access ramp leads to the water and new pathways link the rockpool area with the new boardwalk and beach promenade.
Council Administrator, Dick Persson AM said this project with multiple benefits is the result of extensive community consultation with feedback leading the design.
"Community consultation was undertaken during the planning period and feedback from every participant was used to inform final boardwalk designs. In addition, concept designs were led by studies and an environmental assessment to ensure all impacts and risks were considered," Mr Persson said.
"I'm pleased that the opening of this new attraction has come at a time when our local businesses need it most with effects from COVID still being felt. As a regional destination tourism is vital to our economy and these new attractions will provide an extra boost.
"Council was able to deliver this infrastructure for the community with the financial support of the NSW Government and we're appreciative of the investment in our region."
The Terrigal Boardwalk project is jointly funded by Central Coast Council ($2.9M) and the NSW Government's Restart NSW Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund ($2.98M).
The Terrigal rockpool renovation project is supported by the NSW Government with a $250,000 grant from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund in addition to funding of $728,542 from Council's operational budget.
For project background, consultation information and FAQs go to: here
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