The Terrigal community’s dream of improved access between The Esplanade and The Haven is just weeks away, with the Terrigal boardwalk project nearing completion.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the finishing touches are underway.
“Today marks the completion of hardwood decking boards being installed along the entire length of the 277-metre boardwalk,” Mr Crouch said.
“Over the next month, LED lighting will be installed within the hardwood handrail, electrical work will be undertaken, a hardwood bench will be installed at the viewing platform and concreting will connect the boardwalk to the existing footpath at The Haven.
“Every part of the boardwalk has been designed to complement the natural environment and will be composed of materials that can withstand the elements to ensure its longevity into the future.”
Mr Crouch said the boardwalk would significantly improve access between The Esplanade and The Haven, particularly for parents with prams, people with a disability and the elderly who struggle to walk up the existing steep pathway.
“Thanks to an additional $250,000 from the NSW Government the project has also included a renovation of the adjacent rock pool, which includes new foundations and walls, a new disability-accessible ramp and a new pathway to link the rock pool with the boardwalk,” Mr Crouch said.
“The boardwalk, viewing platform and rock pool will be a major tourism drawcard, helping to give nearby businesses and the local economy a year-round boost.
“A boardwalk at Terrigal has been talked about for decades and I am thrilled that construction is nearing completion.”
The Terrigal boardwalk is jointly funded by $2.98 million from the NSW Government’s Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund and $2.9 million from Central Coast Council.