Wollongong City Council has started construction on Stage 1 of the Grand Pacific Walk between Stanwell Park and Coalcliff.
Vegetation is being removed along the future pathway site between Coalcliff railway station and Stoney Creek Bridge, Coalcliff.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery says the Grand Pacific Walk is an exciting and ambitious project to create safe, shared pathways from the Royal National Park through to Lake Illawarra.
“Already, there are some picturesque parts of the walk around Wollongong Harbour’s Blue Mile and around Bulli,” he says. “Council is now beginning work on a three-kilometre section which runs between Stoney Creek Bridge and Stanwell Park. This is a high priority because it is steep with unstable sections and in many areas has no existing pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.”
The Grand Pacific Walk Stage 1 has been largely funded by the NSW Government with a $5 million investment under the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund and additional funding provided by Wollongong City Council.
A video of the Grand Pacific Walk and is design, development and progress is availableat https://youtu.be/6I94yfH62R8c
For more information visit Council’s website, http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/services/majorprojects/Pages/grandpacificwalk.aspx or you can contact Council’s Customer Services on (02) 4227 7111.