The second stage of a $1.4 million project to improve accessibility and safety along the Bouddi Coastal Walk is now complete and open for the public to explore.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said a stretch of track between Little Beach and Mourawaring Moor, near Macmasters Beach, had undergone an upgrade.
“Stage two works included the installation of 260 sandstone steps to improve safety, the installation of a new wooden bridge across the creek to improve accessibility and a new side-track that links to a scenic lookout with views over Little Beach and the rock platform,” Mr Crouch said.
“Stage three of the upgrade will soon be underway, with works between Gerrin Point and Maitland Bay scheduled to start in March.
“Stage three works will include access and safety upgrades to the walk and a new passing area that will serve as a lookout point for visitors to enjoy scenic views towards Sydney.”
Mr Crouch said Bouddi National Park had seen an unprecedented surge in visitors in 2020.
“Over 60,000 people used the Bouddi Coastal Walk during the peak of the pandemic, which is more than double the number of visitors over the same period in 2019,” Mr Crouch said.
“Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the local team of National Parks staff have been able to undertake the upgrades on-time and I know the community in Macmasters Beach, Killcare Heights and surrounding suburbs will enjoy better access to Bouddi this summer.”
The Bouddi Coastal Walk is one of 170 projects to receive funding as part of the NSW Government’s record $257 million investment in new and improved infrastructure in National Parks.
Visitors are reminded to check the National Parks website for track closure information and the current COVID-safe requirements at: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts.