Construction of a shared pathway with viewing decks along the foreshore at Taren Point.
Reason for works
Council has been transforming the foreshore of Woolooware Bay since 2003 through staged construction of the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway network.
This shared pathway forms part of the Botany Bay Trail which connects the larger Sydney Metropolitan Regional Trails framework. Officially opened on 14th April 2018, it provides a high quality, uninterrupted, continuous foreshore trail between La Perouse around Botany Bay to Kurnell in the south. In addition, the trail also provides a recreational network link from Kurnell to the greater metroplitan cycle network.
Stage 6 is the final link of the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway connecting the local route between Shorebird Reserve and Atkinson Road, Taren Point.
This is the final, most scenic, and intricate stage incorporating a variety of issues relating to wharf heritage, endangered migratory birds, and the protection of mangrove, saltmarsh and aquatic ecologies. Significant remediation of land contaminated due to historical use has been undertaken by the RMS allowing the project to continue with it's objective of returning this foreshore to the public for recreational enjoyment.
There were many land holders involved in the delivery of Stage 6 works including, Council land under lease to the St George and Sutherland Shire Anglers Club, RMS Waterways and land under lease to adjoining industrial landholders and foreshore reserve dedication from Anglican Retirement Village to Council. All of these stakeholders were generously committed to a successful outcome which will benefit both the community and the environment.
2018 CCF Earth Award Win:
On 8th June 2018, the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway Stage 6 project won the 2018 CCF NSW Earth Award in the Category of project under $5 Million. Council was originally invited by our Head Contractor, Antoun Civil Engineering (Aust.) Pty Ltd to apply as a joint applicant. These awards recognise innovative technology and work methods in project delivery.
Scope of works
The works for this stage of the shared pathway included:
- Concrete pathways
- Viewing decks
- Construction of new sand island
- Construction of bird screen and habitat protection
- Environmentally friendly sea walls
- Land remediation
- Salt marsh planting and dune protection fencing
- Construction of a shade structure
- Interpretive signage
- Landscaping and native planting
The delivery milestones for this project are:
- Concept design - June 2016 - Completed
- Detail design – August / September 2016 - Completed
- Tender – September 2016 - Completed
- Award of Contract - December 2017 - Completed
- Construction Approvals – January 2017 - Completed
- Expected site establishment – April 2017 - Completed
- Commence work on site – April 2017 - Completed
- Practical completion – April 2018 - Completed
- Officially opened 14 April 2018
This project is jointly funded by RMS and Sutherland Shire Council with additional funds from NSW Environment & Planning under the Metropolitan Greenspace Program; and NSW Local Land Services, from their Greater Sydney Region funding.
Recent Media Release
8 May 2017 - History Celebrated in Final Link of Woolooware Bay Pathway
16 April 2018 - The Missing Link of the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway officially opens revealing a transformation of the Botany Bay foreshore.