Sustainable Tourism Infrastructure Projects

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Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce funding for seven sustainable tourism projects to improve infrastructure around some of the City’s most popular tourist destinations. Earlier this year, Council successfully obtained grant funding of $5.3 Million under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Infrastructure Grant.

The $5.3 Million together with $1.63 Million of Council funding and an $80,000 in-kind contribution from the Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council (ULALC) will see the following projects undertaken within the next three years:

Plantation Point – construction of accessible loop pathways linking the beach, playground and amenities to the existing shared pathway. The

Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce funding for seven sustainable tourism projects to improve infrastructure around some of the City’s most popular tourist destinations. Earlier this year, Council successfully obtained grant funding of $5.3 Million under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Infrastructure Grant.

The $5.3 Million together with $1.63 Million of Council funding and an $80,000 in-kind contribution from the Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council (ULALC) will see the following projects undertaken within the next three years:

Plantation Point – construction of accessible loop pathways linking the beach, playground and amenities to the existing shared pathway. The grant funding will also provide a financial contribution to the new amenities building including a lift and change table, carpark improvements and accessible parking. For further details visit the Upgrades at Plantation Point Reserve, Vincentia Get Involved web page.

Palm Beach/Sanctuary Point – accessible pathways, BBQ’s and picnic shelters and carpark improvements. For an overview of this project please refer to the Palm Beach Concept Plan D2 published in the Document Library on this Get Involved web page.

St Georges Basin/Sanctuary Point – Basin Walk – construction of over 2kms of accessible concrete path, improvements to the Basin Walk track including boardwalks, gravel paths and bridges. For an overview of this project please refer to the Basin Walk Concept Plan D3 published in the Document Library on this Get Involved web page.

Sanctuary Point/Bherwerre Wetland – construction of paths, boardwalks, accessible parking, paths, seating and signage. For an overview of this project please refer to the Bherwerre Wetland Concept Plan D4 published in the Document Library on this Get Involved web page.

Ulladulla Headland and Warden Head Walking Trails – resurfacing of existing tracks, construction of boardwalks and gravel paths, improvements to viewing areas and signage, sculpture by ULALC. For an overview of the project please refer to the Ulladulla – Warden Head and North Head Walking Trails Concept Plans D6, D6-1, D6-2 published in the Document Library on this Get Involved web page.

Murramarang Coastal Walk Extension – upgraded beach access, improvements to existing tracks and wayfinding signage. For an overview of the project please refer to the Murramarang Coastal Walk Extension Plan D7, D7-1, D7-2, D7-3, D7-4, D7-5, D7-6 published in the Document Library on this Get Involved web page.

Hyams Beach – upgrade to the existing amenities, improved pedestrian access, upgrade of BBQ’s picnic shelters and beach access. For an overview of this project, please refer to the Hyams Beach Get Involved Page.

These projects are proudly supported by the NSW Government.

  • Basin Walk Stage 1 Complete

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    Basin Walk Stage 1 is now complete, and the locals are making the most of it.

    Here is an image of a local Sanctuary Point resident and her dog enjoying the new Basin Walk Stage 1 shared path along Sanctuary Point Road.

    Prior to the path being constructed she would walk her dog by driving her mobility scooter on the actual road each day.

    It's wonderful to see our residents enjoying the project!


  • Sustainable Tourism Project Newsletter - Number 7

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    The seventh update on the progress of this exciting project which is funded by a grant from the NSW Government, Shoalhaven City Council and Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council.

    Please take a look at the Project Update Newsletter Issue no. 7 published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Basin Walking Track Upgrade

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    Council is pleased to announce the commencement of the Basin Walking Track Upgrade – Stage 2. This project is part of the Sustainable Tourism Package funded by the Restart NSW Grant and Shoalhaven City Council. The walking track is an upgrade of the existing track between The Wool Lane, St Georges Basin and Ray Brooks Reserve, Palm Beach.

    Works include a series of boardwalks and gravel paths. GC Civil Pty Ltd will be undertaking the works, commencing at the Wool Lane end, the week commencing 19 July 2021; weather permitting.

    Council requests that anyone using the track complies with any signage and track closures to ensure public safety.

    Subject to weather conditions, it is expected that the works will be completed by November 2021.

    Track closures details will be updated on this Get Involved Page and residents whose property adjoin the track will receive letterbox notifications about the works.

  • Plantation Point Project Beach Access Ramp

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    The contract to undertake the works on the Plantation Point Beach access ramp has been awarded to BMI Contracting.

    Completion is expected to be by August 2021.

    The final link paths and accessible parking will be completed at the end of the project.

    For more information about this project, visit the Upgrades at Plantation Point Reserve, Vincentia Get Involved web page.

  • Sustainable Tourism Project Newsletter - Number 6

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    The sixth update on the progress of this exciting project which is funded by a grant from the NSW Government, Shoalhaven City Council and Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council.

    Please take a look at the Project Update Newsletter Issue no. 6 published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Basin Walk Stage 2 - Report to Council

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    The tender recommendation for the Basin Walk Stage 2 goes to Council's Strategy and Assets Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.

    This project is the construction of almost 5kms of composite boardwalks and gravel paths along the existing Basin Walk which runs along the foreshore from, Ray Brooks Reserve, Palm Beach to The Wool Lane, St Georges Basin. Subject to weather conditions, the works will take around 21 weeks to complete.

    During construction, various sections of the track need to be closed for the contractor to operate excavators and heavy machinery.

    This walk is very popular and used for daily exercise. Council needs Basin Walk users to support the project and comply with track closures to ensure everyone stays safe.

    Once the contract is awarded, details regarding the section closures will be provided and residents who back onto that section of track will receive written notification.

  • Project Update - Newsletter No. 5

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    The fifth update on the progress of this exciting project which is funded by a grant from the NSW Government, Shoalhaven City Council and Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council.

    Please take a look at the Project Update Newsletter Issue no. 5 published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Project Update - Newsletter No. 4

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    The fourth update on the progress of this exciting project, funded the NSW Government, Shoalhaven City Council and Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council outlines the new and improved walking trails and accessibility upgrades.

    Please take a look at the Project Update Newsletter Issue no. 4 published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Project Update - Newsletter No. 3

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    The third update on the progress of this exciting project, funded the NSW Government, Shoalhaven City Council and Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council outlines the new and improved walking trails and accessibility upgrades.

    Please take a look at the Project Update Newsletter Issue no. 3 published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Accessible Beach Access Survey

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    Shoalhaven City Council have released a preliminary design for an accessible beach access way ramp at Plantation Point, Vincentia, and would like your feedback.

    Brief History

    Initially, Barfleur Beach was the location identified for an accessible beach access way. Due to significant site constraints and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage matters, the location was shifted to Plantation Point, leading down to Nelson’s Beach.

    The Design

    After the initial consultation with local key community stakeholders, a suitable site location was identified.

    The Proposed Site Location links up with the existing pathway along Plantation Point Parade, and is close in site to the existing car park, proposed playground and proposed amenity block. On the overall side plan provided, Zone D (green dotted line) is the proposed area for the access way boardwalk.

    The Detailed Preliminary Site Plans and Concept Photos show the proposed location anfd design concept.

    The proposed material for the boardwalk is made of 98 percent recycled plastic products, provided by Replas.

    Your feedback

    Council is seeking your feedback on the plan via a quick online survey.

    Please provide your feedback by 12:00 noon, Friday 18 December 2020.

    Find out more about upgrades to Plantation Point Reserve, Vincentia, on the dedicated project page.