Port Macquarie Southern Breakwall Repair Project Announced

Port Macquarie, Thursday 5 October 2023

In a bid to protect Port Macquarie‘s coastline, the NSW Government has launched the Port Macquarie Southern Breakwall Repair Project. The project is set to commence late in the first quarter of 2024. It has gained support from the Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC), in close collaboration with Transport for NSW (TfNSW), to ensure minimal disruptions to our community.

At last month’s Ordinary Council Meeting, TfNSW outlined their plans to repair the breakwall in a report tabled at the meeting. The construction includes widening the embankment, adding rock reinforcement, and expanding accessibility with a wider footpath.

PMHC Councillors have played a central role in selecting the key access points for the project. Furthermore, Council members have addressed the potential impact of the project on our local roads, recreational assets, and public spaces. Last month’s Council meeting emphasised these considerations, underlining the community’s need for cooperation and understanding.

Project Timeline and Phases

TfNSW anticipates the project will commence in the latter part of the first quarter of 2024, with initial activities focusing on on-site preparation and material delivery. Major construction begins after the Easter 2024 school holidays, minimising disruption to families during this time.

“In the interest of safety, Alban Place at Town Beach will be closed to facilitate material delivery during the project. There’s a possibility of traffic controls at Stewart Street. Rest assured, efforts have been made to uphold pedestrian access to the playground. However, please be aware that the skate bowl will experience a temporary closure,” shared a spokesperson from PMHC.

A Councillor resolution stipulated that the southern portion of Alban Place and the adjoining car park should temporarily reopen over weekends from October to March, as well as during the spring, summer, and autumn school holidays – provided that the project continues at those times.

For additional details, visit the PMHC website: pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

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