This project provides a unique opportunity to protect the environment, our Aboriginal heritage and improve accessibility for recreational activities.
14 – 16 Grays Point Road, Grays Point.
Project start: July 2023
Expected completion: March 2024
Reason for works
Grays Point Reserve has been identified as having a highly sensitive environmental and significant heritage values. It is home to an endangered species of beetle, rainforest plants and contains aboriginal middens where indigenous people prepared and ate meals of seafoods sourced from the nearby river.
The purpose of the boardwalk is to provide safer and easier beach access while protecting the heritage values of this site.
Scope of works
The boardwalk includes handrails and a viewing platform and a stair down to sand level at the riverside. The viewing platform allows visitors a panoramic view across the river for 180 degrees. Interpretive signage is planned to inform visitors of the features of the site. The works also include some bush regeneration and the scope of work involves:
- 1.8m wide boardwalk from the carpark to the viewing platform
- Level landings every 12 metres and handrails
- Viewing platform at the destination
- 1.2m wide stairs to the beach
- Interpretive signage
- Bush regeneration works.
Community Consultation – June 2021 (complete)
Concept Design – October 2019 (complete)
Tender – mid 2022 (complete)
Site Establishment – July 2023
Expected Completion – March 2024 (due to an unavoidable delay).
Public impacts during construction
The site area will be closed for public use during most of the construction period with no beach access. We appreciate your patience whilst we protect this sensitive area.
There may be an increase in dust and noise from time to time.
Contractor vehicles will occupy some of the available parking area.
This project is fully funded by Council.