The Central Coast Council are currently upgrading the car park opposite 80 – 86 Esplanade, Turners Beach (old Le Mar Café site).

As Turners Beach is a growing coastal town, upgrading this parking facility is part of Council’s efforts to ensure local infrastructure can safely and adequately cater for the needs of the community. 

The decision also follows the recommendations set out by the Turners Beach Integrated Pathways, Streetscaping and Traffic Management Plan in 2021. This Plan was developed by a group of Turners Beach community members, a Councillor and Council staff member, to help inform decisions regarding streetscaping the esplanade.  

So far, we have had a lot of interest on this project and how Council will be maintaining the existing trees on site. Below is some more information on the project, including a site plan.


The project started on Monday 8 April and the work is estimated to be completed within 8 – 10 weeks. Beach access in this location will be closed during the works.

Preserving trees

After careful consideration and assessment by an arborist, we are excited to confirm that no trees will be removed from the site to accommodate for the carpark. We have even been able to retain the central tree. However, some invasive species and small minor plants will still need to be removed.  

Project plans

Here’s what the project will involve:

  • Formalising the existing parking areas with road seal and line marking.
  • New pedestrian crossings.
  • Update and realign intersection line marking.
  • Planting a rain garden, which is a natural and soft approach to managing stormwater drainage.

Turners Beach Community Conversation

These plans, as well as other things happening in the Turners Beach area, will be discussed at the upcoming Turners Beach Community Conversation.


Thursday 18 April 2024, from 6:30 pm.


Turners Beach Bowls & Community Club, 5 Henry Street, Turners Beach.

Light nibbles and hot drinks will be provided. To RSVP or submit a topic for discussion, please email or call 03 6429 8900 before the day of the event.