The NSW Government’s $1.4 million upgrade of the eight-kilometre Bouddi Coastal Walk has reached its first milestone, with the completion of stage one and commencement of stage two works.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said stage two involves the installation of 350 sandstone steps along a steep and eroded section of the track to improve pedestrian access.
“Stage one involved 80 tons of surface material being dropped by helicopter into remote locations and distributed across 325 metres of the track between Bullimbah and Gerrin Point,” Mr Crouch said.
“I’m excited that stage two of this ambitious $1.4 million upgrade is now underway, and will take approximately two months.
“Throughout winter the Bouddi Coastal Walk experienced a huge influx of visitors, with a record 60,000 people visiting the area, which is more than double what we saw for the same period last year.
Mr Crouch said visitors are asked to avoid the area while closures are in place.
“Once completed, these upgrades will make Bouddi National Park even safer and more user-friendly, but for a short period of time the section of track from Little Beach to Mourawaring Moor will be closed,” Mr Crouch said.
“The National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing everything possible to ensure there is minimal disruption to visitors. I want to thank the Macmasters Beach and Killcare communities for their patience and understanding while the work is carried out.”
The Bouddi Coastal Walk upgrade is a NSW Government project funded through the Improving Access to National Parks program. The project is expected to be completed in four stages over three years.
For more information, go to: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/bouddi-coastal-walk.