Bouddi Coastal Walk stretching from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach will undergo a $1.4 million upgrade in four stages over three years.
Thirty loads of materials have already been delivered by helicopter to remote areas for one of the improvements to the eight-kilometre track.
Stage one has started from “Bridge 8” to Gerrin Point lookout, followed by a section from Bullimah to Bridge 8.
The second stage will be Mourawaring to Little Beach, stage three from Caves Bay to Bugs and then stage four from Mt Bouddi Track to Maitland Bay Headland.
Sections of the track will be closed when required and National Parks will notify the community.
However, visitors have been to check their website for updates and alerts before heading into Bouddi National Park.
“This is one of our region’s most visited open spaces thanks to its spectacular views and beautiful beaches,” said Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch.
“Parts of the Bouddi Coastal Walk are very exposed to rain and wind conditions, and due to high pedestrian usage, this $1.4 million upgrade is needed to keep the track safe and user friendly.
“The work includes replacing sections of track including new stone work, steps, track re-surfacing, improved drainage and erosion, improving signage for the track route and removal of aged infrastructure.”
Mr Crouch said work would be undertaken by National Parks and Wildlife Service staff as well as contractors, with funding from the NSW Government’s Improving Access to National Parks program.
Media release, 18 May 2020
Media statement, 21 May 2020
Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal