The construction phase of the Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project has commenced with the successful tenderer, Fairbrother Pty Ltd. This project involves the remediation and protection of the beach and escarpment at the Penguin Foreshore.
The works between the mouth of Penguin Creek at the north-west, and the Lions Park headland at the south-east, include a combination of:
- Improved and additional rock revetments;
- New verti-block retaining walls; and
- Modifications to the top of existing retaining walls.
The works will also include:
- Reconstructed beach access stairs and ramp;
- New terraced beach access;
- New beach access ramp, from Lions Park, suitable for emergency vehicle and wheelchair access;
- Extension of foreshore escarpment beside the access to Lions Park to allow widening of Lions Park access road; and
- New shared pathway, separated from road, for safe pedestrian and bicycle movement to Lions Park.
Unfortunately, due to the complexity and number of construction components along the eastern end of the Penguin foreshore at Lions Parks, Surf Club Road will be closed for the entirety of the construction phase (to 30 March 2021). The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by this disruption. Other areas of the Penguin foreshore will be closed in smaller sections during construction including parking bays along the northern side of Main Road. The Council will not be shutting down the entirety of the foreshore. We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during this time.
Central Coast Council were successful in obtaining funding for the $6.5m Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project under the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants program.
The project Site Plan is available to view below: