PENGUIN FORESHORE REMEDIATION AND UPGRADE PROJECT
A consortium of highly qualified and experienced Marine, Geotechnical and Civil/Structural Engineering consultants were engaged by the primary consultant, Tasmanian Consulting Service to investigate the appropriate protection systems needed to meet the objectives of the project and then to prepare the designs and documentation sufficient to allow tenders to be invited for these long term works.
The result of the extensive investigations undertaken by the consultants and with community consultation in early 2019 collectively by Council and the Tasmanian Consulting Service on the aesthetics of the recommended works, the protection systems adopted are a combination of;
- improved and additional rock revetments,
- new verti-block retaining walls, and
- modifications to the top of existing retaining walls.
between the mouth of Penguin Creek at the north-west, and the Lions Park headland at the south-east.
The works also include:
- reconstructed beach access stairs and ramp,
- new terraced beach access,
- new beach access ramp, from Lions Park, suitable for emergency vehicle wheelchair access; and
- extension of foreshore escarpment beside the access to Lions Park to allow widening of Lions Park access road, to provide two-way vehicle movement, and
- new shared pathway, separated from road, for safe pedestrian and bicycle movement to Lions Park.
Community and key stakeholders once again had the opportunity to provide feedback on this exciting community project during the Development Application process in May 2020 with five representations received raising 29 matters for the development. Further information on these can be found in the Central Coast Council Meeting Agenda – 25 May 2020 document.
Council approved the Development Application at the 25 May 2020 meeting.