Pedestrian Boardwalk Stuart Park
A new pathway from Squires Way to the popular Stuart Park regional playground was opened in September 2016. This provides a pram-, wheelchair- and bike-friendly path for people to access the playground and park from the west.
Stage Two of Heritage Walk at Flagstaff Hill
Stage two of the Heritage Walk at Flagstaff Hill (pictured above) was officially opened on 30 October 2015. The works located on the north side of Endeavour Drive included the replacement of the existing pathway with a 3m wide promenade with new handrails adjacent to the top of the harbour’s heritage sandstone retaining wall. In addition new lighting, furniture, viewing areas and interpretive artwork reflecting the rich history of the area was incorporated.
Stuart Park Playground Upgrade
This popular regional playground was upgraded with the addition of some exciting new equipment including a large tower with slides, all ability access and play options, children’s artwork, a shaded boardwalk and picnic/BBQ facilities.
North Beach Bathers Pavilion Reopening
The refurbished Bathers Pavilion was officially opened on 30 September 2012 by Lord Mayor Cr Gordon Bradbery OAM. The day included a community celebration in the precinct around the Pavilion.
The renovation of the Bathers Pavilion included the addition of new public amenities and a café, extensive building repairs, construction of substantial retaining walls and broad promenades, as well as landscaping and coastal protection works.
Stage One of the Blue Mile Heritage Walk
Stage One of the Blue Mile Heritage Walk from the completed harbour works at Brighton Lawn p to Flagstaff Hill was completed. This work improved community accessibility and included a 3 m wide footpath, balustrade railing, improved lighting and landscaping.
This stage of work was funded from Council’s capital budget and $200,000 from the Australian Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.
Opening of East Side of Cliff Road Footpath Stage Two
The upgrade of the east side of Cliff Road between Georges place (above the Continental pool) to North Beach was completed between February 2010 and September 2010. The upgrades included a new wider footpath, high-quality fencing, improved lighting and new stairs accessing Battery Park.
The improvements also provide additional viewing locations for community events such as Australia Day in the New Year's Eve fireworks.
These works could not have progressed without the $2.9 million grant funding through the Australian Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.
Opening of Cliff Top Walk on Flagstaff Hill
The 230m walking path and viewing deck were officially opened on 21 July 2010, providing a formal connection to the iconic lighthouse and Flagstaff Hill.
The $650,000 pathway, lawn terraces, seating and viewing deck project were designed and constructed by Wollongong City Council with support from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW).
Council received a grant of $257,000 from the NSW State Government’s Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water’s Coastal Management Program towards the Flagstaff Hill Walk.
Cliff Road Upgrades Outside Novotel
The first stage of the work on Cliff Road between Bourke Street and Blacket Street included the creation of an additional five parking spaces outside the Novotel, a raised threshold (speed hump) to reduce traffic speed and kerb extensions at the intersection of Blacket St and Cliff Road.
Council also introduced a 10km/hr shared zone (for pedestrians and vehicles) and reduced the width of the road with the kerb extensions at Blacket Street to create a safer pedestrian crossing area.
Council received a $40,000 grant from the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) to part-fund the works. Six speed cushions were also installed along Cliff Road from Bourke Street to the Harbour to keep traffic speeds in line with the new 40km hr speed limit in this area. This work was able to be done thanks to another funding grant from RTA for $50, 000.
Opening of East Side of Cliff Road Footpath - Stage One
Stage one of the $3.4 million work along Cliff Road was officially opened byFederal Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird and Council’s General Manager, David Farmer.
The completed works included a three metre wide concrete shared pathway from Belmore Basin to Georges Place, above the Continental Pool, new lighting and landscaping, a new viewing platform and balustrade railing, and seating.
Refurbished Brighton Lawn and Harbour Side Promenade Opens
$2 million in improvements to Brighton Lawn, including a new playground, four metre wide promenade, seating walls, amphitheatre, viewing platform, landscaping and picnic furniture were opened in December 2008.
A new seawall was also constructed, incorporating broad access stairs to the beach, and long lengths of bleacher style seating.