Wednesday 3 June 2015
Works on the new rock wall, ramp and path at the Beach Street foreshore area in Merimbula are now complete.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s Leisure and Recreational Services Manager, John Grady, said it was great to have the path and ramp open which forms part of a larger project of improving the area.
“So far we have removed an old and failing timber retaining wall and updated to an engineered rock structure to provide long-lasting erosion protection to the lake foreshore,” he said.
“Other completed parts of the project include the integration of a concrete ramp that provides pedestrian and wheelchair access to the water, and a paved footpath that links to the Merimbula CBD and across the causeway to the Fishpen and on to the Merimbula-Pambula shared pathway.
“The current mulching along Beach Street is a temporary measure as further parkland, road and drainage works are planned to start in August this year.
“Parkland work will include the installation of park furniture, a set of terrace steps to the water’s edge, reinstating the exercise equipment, plus turfing and landscaping works to finalise the project.
“Road works will involve defining parking areas and increasing useable parking spaces; and drainage works will improve to storm water quality entering the lake.
“The completed Beach Street lake frontage will improve the amenity and functionality of this popular foreshore area” Mr Grady said.
For more information on the project please call Council on 6499 2222.