Following 11 months of construction, the new boardwalk linking Terrigal Beach to The Haven was officially opened today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch.
Ms Berejiklian said the 277-metre-long boardwalk has been designed to complement the natural environment and is composed of materials that can withstand the elements to ensure its longevity into the future.
“The boardwalk will significantly improve pedestrian access between Terrigal Beach promenade and The Haven, providing a safe and more accessible route around the headland,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This project is one of many infrastructure upgrades the NSW Government is funding to make the growing Central Coast community a better place to live and work.”
Mr Crouch said the boardwalk’s construction had provided a local economic boost, with 17 people employed through the contractor and approximately 50 people employed through subcontractors.
“The boardwalk features a viewing platform and bench seat, spectacular lighting within the hardwood handrail, easy access onto the adjacent rock platform and smooth integration with the existing walkways at both ends,” Mr Crouch said.
“Building a boardwalk to better connect Terrigal has been talked about for decades, and after many years of waiting, everyone in our community can now access and enjoy the boardwalk.”
The NSW Government has also committed $250,000 to upgrade the nearby Terrigal rock pool.
“Terrigal is the jewel in the crown of our coastline which is why the new boardwalk and upgraded rock pool will be a major tourism drawcard for our community,” Mr Crouch said.
The boardwalk is jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund ($2.98 million) and the Central Coast Council ($2.9 million).